Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:09 AM
i'm new to this forum, and thought it might be a good idea to pop in here first and introduce myself....
I am interested in design; all different types, and try to learn new things about it all the time.
My good friend google helped me find this site. I was hoping to participate in some of the contests. I don't have a portfolio, but i was wondering: if there was any other way I could register?
If you have any questions, just let me know. Thanks!
Posted 28 February 2006 - 07:29 AM
As for the introduction, where are you from? What do you do in life?
Posted 28 February 2006 - 10:06 PM
1: You must have your own online version of a portfolio
2: You should be a registered member of the Contest Forums
3: You must be an active member of the DesignContest.net community for one week and have at least 10 forum posts
4: You must be able to receive Paypal payments
These can be achieved through entering our community contests, except of course for paypal which is something you need to have for getting funds when you start winning contest. As well, I know that there are some designers who are not web designers, so I will be making a how to make your portfolio using HTML tutorial very shortly for beginners and as well as have a couple of tutorials for advanced users too. As well, while you are entering community contests, it is a very good idea to look over our rules and guidelines so you can get comfortable with them. They are very important as we need to maintain a certain amount of professionalism here at DC.net. Please feel free to take a look around and if you need anything or have any questions, you are welcomed to PM me or anyother mods and we will be glad to answer. The problems and suggestions forum is also always opened to ask questions and someone will definitely answer. I am on everyday and so are pretty much all of the mods and admins. It is definitely good to start practicing and you found the perfect place to start off as a designer. If you feel that you have what it takes and you already have an online portfolio made, you can always send your application in for the design team. If not, take some time to get acquainted with things, and definitely look over our tutorials when they are up. You can also post anywhere else in the forums right now, except for the forums that paid contests are posted in and of course anything marked mod only, design team only, committee only, etc. I hope this has been a help to getting started along with resurepus' answer, and I hope to see your work posted when you start making things!
Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:00 AM
Thank you so much for the replies.
I am currently living in Alaska. I am studying design part time. The other part of my time is spent pursueing other activities, (which mostly include working deadend jobs) Design has always inerested me though, and I'm pretty sure it's a direction i'd like my life to go in.
Of course I was hoping to just 'join the group' and jump in on the contests, but the rules here make sense. (I can imagine you meet people like that all the time!)
Anyways, I will deffinately be working on putting together a portfolio, and i will get a paypal account as well. I'll probably take place in a few of the community contests too.
I hope to be seeing alot more of you guys, and thanks again for taking the time to welcome me!
Posted 02 March 2006 - 07:34 PM
Which part of Alaska are you going to?
Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:43 AM
Posted 04 March 2006 - 01:09 AM
Xidesign, thanks for the welcome. I saw your thread you started, and checked out a few of the links. Nice use of pictures in the webdesigns.
I can't join the design team yet either....still working on getting together a portfolio, and yes...i still need more posts too!
Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:19 PM
I'll try to get some pictures up, tomorrow or the next day maybe. I'm not a photographer, but I'll look around and see if I have any decent shots. You're right though, Alaska is such a beautiful place, even 'bad' pictures look nice!
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