Ok, I guess FA isn't going to get its act together anytime soon, so DA gets this first! I will cross-post to FA once it's usable again.
Well, it's been quite the year for me. It sort of started out pretty blah to begin with, transitioning from a game team to marketing at my old job. I'll admit, I wasn't really happy with my position. I didn't hate it, but it was no longer fulfilling, either. After my department got cut and I was laid off in the summer, I dealt with the inevitable bout of depression (which I struggle with anyway) and just sort of shuffled through my days full of putting in applications and inquiries, and the screenings that mostly lead nowhere. I've never been laid off, nor have had any significant gap in employment in 11 years, so it's really been an adjustment for me.
Things haven't been all doom and gloom, though. I've since begun contracting with another company (albeit part time) which pays better than Playdom/Disney ever did, and I get to make actual art (versus web ads most of the time). I just finished up another semester of college-type studies, and am only three credits shy of finally being able to get my BFA. I've also been taking the time to do what I really want to do, which is learning to make 2D games. Social media is great and all, but I don't get the same kind of joy (or any) playing mobile games as I would in a few stages of Super Mario World. And also, we're in an age where it's easy to make and distribute any game you want, so it's really 'just' a matter of me learning, well, everything. XD I'm hoping to turn things around as much as I can while I look for full-time work.
Now that that's out of the way, here's the meat of the commissions announcement.
I am officially OPEN for commissions (excluding conbadges). However, I am cancelling all previous commissions for which I have agreed to and have not already accepted payment.
I know this will be a disappointment to those people, and I apologize for that, but I want to start with a clean slate. I am also going to be more selective about the type of commissions that I accept. I don't like refusing people, but some topics are just 100% unmotivating, even when money is being waved in my face (e.g.: romance of any sort. I like emotive pieces, but idk, I just find romance to be very ho-hum).
That being said, I want to try to have more transparency over my work schedule. It does need to be flexible, as I am basically 'on-call' for my contract gig. If there's a way to have a public calendar (maybe via Google Docs or something), then that is something I will look into. Under normal circumstances, I don't take an exorbitant amount of time to get a piece done, but my hope is that something like that will show that 1) work is being done on a piece; and 2) reduce the amount of 'just checking in' emails I receive. I will probably also be streaming my work as well.
Without further ado, I HAVE updated my price sheet. I have not changed any prices, but I did add two new offerings! Please check them out below!
Le price guide:
OPEN, excl. conbadges
Click the image below for my pricing guide:
(Props to =crystalofchaos
for the Burter cursor!