Just a quick celebratory journal post in celebration of changing my deviant art "what I am" tag from "hobbyist" to "professional" - woo!
Me and my friends who started developing games a while back have now got two official titles out, and are a registered company and all, so I guess I'm technically a professional video game artist
More significantly though, I've been working at IBM for a while as a techie, and I recently got the chance to apply internally for a role as a Designer. All my time spent drawing for fun and working on the video games stuff meant I had a decent portfolio of stuff to show them and examples to talk about... And I got the job
So I'm now designing interfaces, making graphics etc. as a job - it's awesome
You can now find the first couple of sites that I did visual design for live on the internet
The landing page here: www.ibmdw.net/messaging/
And the product page for MQ Light here: www.ibmdw.net/messaging/mq-lig…