The following winners were super quick to respond to my cry of pimpage, and for that I am super thankful!
They are a talented bunch, and I hope that my readers will check out their work as well--very inspiring and awesome work!
And here they are!
Ryan Coons is an outstanding, hard-working, and often hilarious copywriter also based in Atlanta, GA. He works up at 22Squared, where I'm sure he's being his usual self-deprecatingly talented self. He and his awesome gf, Lauren, were my dates (THIRD WHEEL, LOLZZZZ) to our friend Jonathan's recent wedding, and he still owes me $100 (just kidding. no. i mean. yes. but not mad.)
Follow him on twitter and tumblr--you will not regret it, unless you're allergic to funny or nerdy or funnily nerdy things. And if you are, I don't know why you'd be reading this blog anyways.
Jess is a photographer and doodler from NJ who I met when I assisted with tour management and merchandise for bands from Japan that traveled to the States to do live shows for their American fanbases. She's the definition of a sweetheart, and she's talented to boot--she's ultra-passionate and dedicated to her pursuits in photography and art; she is available for hire as well!
You can see more of her work at her deviantart page.
San Smith is an illustrator and amazo-blogger out of Atlanta. Her blog and artwork are both fantastic--I've been a stalker fan of hers for some time, and was happy we finally got to meet each other this spring! If you haven't seen San's work yet, you're crazy, and need to immediately head over to her website.
She is also doing an awesome giveaway right now, so please check it out!
Dana is a blogger from the DC Area who is an avid reader of books and her blog is dedicated to writing and talk to people about her love of books! She updates very frequently, and her insight into romance and fantasy novels makes me want to start reading as much as I used to when I was younger. I also did the artwork for her banner for the site!
Please read her blog, become her blog's fan on facebook, or if you're not a hardcore reader like Dana is, her other personal blog could be of your interest as well!
The Anger Ball is a blog I've pimped out before on my twitter and tumblr, and I sincerely hope that you all have had an opportunity to read these entries. THEY ARE HILARIOUS. I have a personal belief that negativity is harmful and I try to stay away from it as much as possible, but if unavoidable, it is best handled with humor...of which the Anger Ball's specializes! I always look forward to their updates and tweets.
Follow the Anger Ball on twitter or read their blog; there's a little something for just about everybody there!
Good job, followers! Joon and I approve!
Well, I'm happy to report that I have some full-time freelancing gigs right now that will keep me busy for hopefully a long time. Being at home and working here has really turned me on to the idea of working for myself. I do miss the interaction and fun work antics of my old job, but this is easily fixed with some good old fashion hang-out time with my friends--I just have to make sure to schedule not-work times! When you work at home, it's easy to get wrapped up in what you do and forget about having a social life.
THIS, I DO NOT WANT TO EVER FORGET.
Speaking of working for myself, I have a webcomic planned for an October release, and blew the hard-drive dust off of my Photoshop and started to doodle a little.