Thank you for 5 great years!
This weekend I finished my last web design project. As of September 17th, 2018, I am no longer a web designer.
It has been a great 5 years! In that time I completed exactly 412 websites, worked with clients in 18 different countries, and wrote two books about web design and web design practices. I also taught classes to 14 web designers and helped them start their own web design businesses.
I got into web design just expecting to do it for a few months while I looked for a new job but it quickly became a full time career. Despite the 70-80 hour weeks and constant late night hours and late phone calls, it was a great experience! However, it is time to move on.
Thank you to all of my amazing clients! I am very grateful I got to work with all of you! Backups of all websites will continue to be saved on my external hard drive, so if you ever need a backup of the site I made for you please let me know. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
So What's Next?
As some of you know, I used to run a company called the Giving Tree Book Store which sold last year. I have always done multiple things at once to stay busy. This summer, I started a company called Oink Media, which took off much faster than I expected. As of last week this company has sold. Instead of going back to web design full time, I believe it is time for a change. In a few weeks, I will begin working as a copywriter. This website will be updated to reflect that when the time comes.
But as of now, I am taking a break. I am going to finish my degree and make sure I make the right financial choice. I am also going to spend some time with friends and family and apologize for all the late hours over the past 5 years ;)
Thank you all and I will miss you dearly!