Today’s post is inspired by a challenge from IttyBiz. The author, Naomi
Dunford, reflected on how many readers aren’t aware – through no fault
of their own – of what we blog writers actually do for a living. So, the
challenge was to answer five questions to introduce ourselves (again) to
What’s your game? What do you do?
By day, I’m a web developer working for a major government contractor.
By night, I’m a freelance web designer, artist, and writer.
Why do you do it? Do you love it, or do you just have one of those creepy knacks?
I love web design. It’s the perfect melding of programming, art, and
Who are your customers? What kind of people would need or want what you offer?
Most of my clients are game companies. I’ve done artwork or websites
for a fair few people as individual commissions too. Usually, the people
interested in my services are those looking for a friendly face and an
understanding of the game industry that just isn’t there for the
majority of web design companies.
What’s your marketing USP? Why should I buy from you instead of the other losers?
I don’t know what a USP is, but I’ll say this – I’m the guy who knows
what I’m doing, and I know what my clients are doing too. At the end of
the day, I’m a gamer as well as a designer!
What’s next for you? Whats the big plan?
Right now, Mana Trance Creative – the name I do business as a freelancer
under – is pretty low on my list of priorities. I take a new client once
every three months or so, much reduced from when I was just out of
college (and unemployed). However, over the next year I’ll be slowly
building up MTC. My goal is to be self-employed at roughly the same
standard of living I have now by December of 2009.
So, if any of you reading this needs a website (or art) or knows someone
who does, shoot me an email!