Wednesday March 2, 2005

Catching Up.

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. WARNING: The following article contains no Textpattern tips, CSS-related discussion or recipes for chocolate cake.

Gittin’ Some ADDY® Love

Saturday, February 19th marked G2E’s foray into the world of design competition. It was also our first year attending the San Antonio ADDY® Awards, and we did so in style. The limo picked us up and we proceeded to drive 2 blocks to the Convention Center. Actually, the Convention Center is 2 blocks away, but we drove around a bit and took shots at predicting how we would do that evening. As it turns out, we did better than we expected. Out of 12 entries, we won seven awards. Most notable for me were Gold ADDY® awards for the Blue Star Ointment website and our own G2E website. We also won a Special Judges Award for the Blue Star site, which was quite flattering. The 10th District ADDY® Awards are here in San Antonio on April 10th, and both of our Gold winning sites will advance to that event. Exciting!

The Dynasty Continues

It’s been about 3 weeks since Jessica and I decided to go down to the pet store and fill our empty cage with two warm and fuzzy baby rats. We named them Digger and Speedy, based on their most entertaining attributes. And since I am surely the last blogger on earth to own a digital camera, you will have to wait until I paint a fresco on the side of my cave to see just how cute my baby rats are.

Freelancing Bonanza!

I’ve been swamped with work outside of work, ifyaknowwhatimean. From quick ‘n’ dirty graphics work to working with some pretty cool designers, the month of February has kept my mouse in double-click heaven. No doubt a more informative article will follow shortly with all the juicy details that can’t be dished right now.

G to tha Exciting

On top of all this, we have some pretty snazzy work coming out of our little company right now (dare I say 2006 ADDY® award-winning material, hmmm?). A portfolio upgrade is in the near future, methinks.

All in all, I’m a happy camper. Busy is the way I like my work schedule, and it’s just gravy when the projects are creatively freeing and interesting.

Commentary


Jeff Smith » 4669 days ago #

I know the feeling of swamped Jared, it seems that February has been a crazy month for everyone. I’m so busy at work, that I hardly have time to do my own freelance stuff. I just need an extra 4 hours added to the day…

Congrats on the awards to you and your fellow co-workers. That is quite an achievement.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the new content being added to your portfolio on the collabs with those great designers. I can only imagine the stuff you guys have come up with.

Shawn Grimes » 4669 days ago #

Congrats on the awards Jared. I have a friend that works for an ad agency here in Springfield, MO. and they always win a ton of ADDYs. Also congrats on the new rats. Glad to hear you got the cage filled with love once again.

What’s new with me you ask? Well let me see. I destroyed my blog database and had to start over. I redesigned my blog. School is still hectic. SSDD I suppose. ;)

Abel Rios » 4669 days ago #

SSDD no joke!

Congrats on all the ADDY love Jared, well-deserved if I might say. Looking forward to more from the portfolio. I haven’t been as busy as you guys, but I’ve got a few up my sleeves…you’ll see soon. :)

Josh Dura » 4668 days ago #

Congrats on the awards Jared. Very well deserved :)

Jeremy » 4666 days ago #

You lucky dog! Congratulations on a job(s) well done! I look forward to seeing what you have been up to Jared. – cheers

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