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GM-ing d10, Writing d8, Programming d6. World Champion of Just Dance.


Feb
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asked Designing and prototyping for iPad
Jan
27
awarded  Commentator
Jan
27
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Just thought you might want to add it to your answer, for future people looking for it: I found one other option: art contests. There are plenty going around, they allow any style, and they have the advantage of giving a theme, a motivation, a deadline, and comparison with peers. Most are not useful for building a portfolio, but really good to train your skills.
Jan
15
comment Designing in Black & White
Thanks, I will do that; it seems one of the solutions is to add original shapes/figures, where-as I am more used to "minimalist" design (lines/boxes)
Jan
15
accepted Designing in Black & White
Jan
15
asked Designing in Black & White
Jan
13
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Thanks alot for the advice and encouraging; I'm trying not to think about it as a new career, more as a complement to my normal work, but this make it sound tempting :)
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
@DA01 well at home, it is called "government" :) But thanks for the advice, I will be careful then.
Jan
12
awarded  Analytical
Jan
12
answered Automate image creation with addition of number, that increases with each iteration
Jan
12
awarded  Editor
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
made it a bit clearer, while still keeping it focused
Jan
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revised Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
made title clearer
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Not that uncommon actually, and it can be a lot more expensive (random example: surgeons). The site is offering what I'm looking for (various scales of projects, with adapted prices), I'll look into it, thanks :)
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Thanks, your answer and the others made me realize that real projects were more important than small free work, I will focus on that.
Jan
12
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Thanks! I have enough ideas by myself, but am not demanding enough with myself. As with sports, foreign languages or maths, it is easier to learn if someone else is setting higher expectations. But yes, as you said, doing small sites banners could be detrimental, so I will look at things like "Volunteer your services to open source projects, non-profits, and public organizations (schools, libraries, or government agencies)", which seems to correspond the most to what I'm looking for. Thanks again!
Jan
12
awarded  Scholar
Jan
12
accepted Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
Jan
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comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
@utopicam Yes, I struggled with it, would you have suggestions?