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Cadence last won the day on December 5 2017

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About Cadence

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  1. Show off what you are working on

    I've been working on putting together a Kickstarter campaign for a social enterprise I founded with my partner last year, hoping to raise funds for machinery & to scale our business. We're planning on a launch in April, so I've been working on some pre-launch swag & promo items to sell that will help offset some of the advertising and promo costs for the campaign. I'm so excited for it but so nervous! The gist of what the venture does is divert wood waste from landfills & my partner and I craft handmade items out of materials.
  2. I think my artistic goals this year is getting better at anatomy, using markers (I got a set of copic markers recently and love using them), and being more active with promoting my work. Professionally I'm trying to land a good gig related to branding design, so I can support my partner when we move out together this summer. I have also been trying to finish a lot of my 2017 projects, and got my butt off to make a portfolio so that I can apply for agency jobs and maybe go back to design school haha. I've dicked around in 2017 after graduating from university, trying to figure what I want to do professionally since my field is non existent right now due to the current political climate... Soooo, design it is!
  3. .Hey guys, hope your holidays are going well. I have been hosting my websites via DreamHost for the last few years, yet I'm not too pleased with how much their plans are costing for both shared & VPS hosting. Also as a Canadian and paying USD, the exchange rate kinda (really) hurts. Their customer support is pretty shoddy as of late as well, and haven't been helpful in dealing with some tickets I had submitted. So I'm hoping to switch to another hosting company - I have a few client sites that are getting a lot of traffic, and would not mind paying extra for something that is more robust and can handle the traffic. I thought I might ask you guys for recommendations as I haven't stayed up to date for years on hosting companies or services, and am worried the information I'm going off on choosing a new one is (slightly) outdated. My budget is ideally $30/month - I've been looking at BlueHost, and thinking of getting a VPS for said high-traffic client and a shared hosting for my smaller sites. I'm also debating whether it's worth splitting the hosting up so that the smaller blogs / shops can be hosted via Squarespace (saves me from setting up Wordpress), but ideally I'd like not having to logging in/out three or four different accounts and paying the subscription rate at full price for multiple sites. Thanks everyone.
  4. Show off what you are working on

    I redid this painting from 2011 which is like, 6 years ago and I'm pretty happy with the results. Sometimes it's pretty cool to see how much you improve based on what you can finally paint v. before. I didn't know the techniques to paint what I had in mind back then haha Before/after comparison;
  5. Show off what you are working on

    I really like this style! I'd love to see more item art like this
  6. Show off what you are working on

    Finally finished the painting WIP I posted earlier;;
  7. Show off what you are working on

    I tried my hands at drawing some adoptable templates in a cartoonish style lol. I don't know if I like it enough but here it is. Not familiar with drawing on square canvases.
  8. TV Snow you Regularly watch?

    I haven't gotten into GOT lol, so I think I might be in the minority here haha. But I do love Stranger Things (so excited for season two) and The Walking Dead (even though it's gotten stale for me). When I watch TV with my partner, we watch stuff like Little Witch Academia and Steven Universe.
  9. What are your favorite 3 websites and why?

    1. Reddit, 2. Imgur, 3. I dunno? My local radio station? I frequent a few reddit subs for news, others for interests, and those alone take up too much of my free time already. I also stream my local radio station because they play a lot of my favorite songs lol. They're a modern rock station but sometimes they play classic rock.
  10. Just a curious question! I have been working on some ideas for an adoptables site and am struggling to come up with a catchy but simple name for the game. Sometimes I like to plug some words together and mix them around, write down words related to the name in a brainstorming cloud and try to match something up. Other times I just make up stuff off the top of my head. So how do you guys come up with names for games? Or even pet species, and things like that?
  11. The "Let's get to know each other" thread

    Hey guys! How old you are: 22 What your gender is: nonbinary Where you live (can be general or exact): west coast Canada, eh? What you do / What you are studying: I run a start-up in my city, making sustainable wood-based products out of recycled materials and selling them in stores :D. I graduated from an environments program in university in June this year, but I have been out of school for almost a year already! I currently sit on a funding committee for innovative projects that help improve our local communities and we make decisions on how much money to give out. ;) I work part time in retail still lol, take some design branding clients here and there, but most of my time is devoted to my startup. trying to adult I guess. One day I'd like to go back to school. How many pets (and/or) kids you have: I don't have kids and don't want any lol, so my partner and I are going to just have some furbabies when we move out next year. I love dogsitting his family's beagle though :3
  12. Show off what you are working on

    Thanks @Digital I have been thinking of rebooting an old game dev project of mine so I might post some art WIPs for that later. I am currently working on some holiday greeting card designs and prints and building up a small back-log of stock. I'll have stuff to post soon I think.
  13. Show off what you are working on

    I've been working on a lot more digital paintings lately - here's one of them! Currently a redraw of one of my oldest paintings from 2013. I'm not finished yet with this one but I hope to finish it sometime this weekend. I do post most of my WIPs on my Facebook Page or Instagram if anyone here wants to check them out!
  14. Seeking background/environment artist

    Hi Sparren, If you haven't found someone yet to do landscape paintings - I'm very interested. Currently, I have a more colorful, vivid style when I paint landscapes but I can easily adapt and reference different styles. My DA folder has the previous, but I can put together a quick draft for the latter to see if my current work matches your needs & expectations. This might be a better option since my existing environment paintings are a bit dated. I also normally paint using a letter-sized canvas (8.5x11), so 1200x700 should not be a problem at all. As for timeline/availability, I'm at work mornings 8-4, but I have plenty of time in the evening. Meeting deadlines should not be a problem either - especially if you're looking at mid October for a finished piece minimum. Let me know if you're interested and would like to talk more! Michelle
  15. Web Developer looking for work

    Congratulations on your baby girl! Just wanted to say that Haley / Peanut is an absolute awesome person to work with. She helped design my game Mythflow's website when the game was still around. She was an excellent communicator, very professional, and knew exactly what I needed. On the off chance, would you be interested in sub-contracted work at an hourly rate? I mostly do front-end design/graphic design in my city and I'm hoping to bid for larger projects (municipal, etc.). I am interested in forming a design studio in early/mid 2018. Most of my clients pay me by the hour to start. I'm based in Canada though so I'm not sure how this would work. I mostly work within the environmental industry and with start-ups/social ventures. But let me know if you would be interested, since I don't know many reliable developers in my network. I'm hesitant to hire or interview developers to work with/for me if I don't know them that well.

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