Sometimes we lose things, or we think we’ve lost them, only to be surprised by a sudden reappearance of the said lost item.
In this case, my old online portfolio http://ryanb.za.net/. I thought I had lost it, as it is hosted on a private hosting account which I thought was deleted years ago. But hey! It’s back.
About 2 years ago, I had a pc crash and lost almost everything, including my old portfolio.
I chuckle at some of the stuff I designed back then, but remember, I taught myself everything about graphic design and web design (you be the judge of if I have improved or notenkulu.com). That isn’t completely correct… I had very basic training in html and photoshop in 2001, but other than that, I have had no formal design training other than doing art in high school. Most of my training was from learning from other designers and online tutorials all found through Google . My passion to improve and grow just fuelled me on.
Sometimes it feels like the rate of change and advancements in the world of design and technology is more than I can handle! I feel like I do not have enough time in a day to read all the new improvements in software and design practices. My poor old brain just can’t get enough in quickly enough!
I am amazed how quickly life has gone by! I have a wife and kids already, and I my hair… well, let’s not go there:)
There is still so much I want to accomplish. So much I want to see and experience. But I guess I have to take it each day at a time.
So, I figure, if I can do it, hell anyone can.. and… they are. Such is the world we live in today.