Tip of the Quill: A Journal
Upgrades, part 3.
Haven't seen this in a while, huh?

This might seem like a small thing, but it’s actually indicative of a bigger thing. Tonight I changed the ‘Miscellany’ section of this site to Consulting and moved the “Presentations and Lectures” page into the Writing section. Longtime friends and clients will note that, unlike my old consulting site that is (at least for now) up at www.dreamsbay.com, my rudimentary Consulting page only includes a very small amount of information: my general background, my areas of expertise, and where to go to contact me.
The reason behind this change? Simply put, the Dreamsbay site doesn’t really reflect what I do when I consult anymore. Since I last updated that site (in 2004, yikes!) I’ve moved away from doing just websites and graphic design (although I do still do that, of course) and into more strategic development, especially in the areas of new media, the arts, education, interactive entertainment, and storytelling in general. You know, real Comparative Media Studies “applied humanities” type of stuff. (If CMS brands itself as “applied humanities”, is “applied CMS” redundant?) Essentially I took a page from my friends Derek and Adam and changed my shingle from a big, splashy brochureware site into a subtler section of this one: in addition to my writing, my design, my research and everything else, I’m also available for consulting. It says so now right up in the upper-right of every page. (The eagle-eyed among you will also note that I swapped the order of ‘Portfolio’ and ‘Writing’, since I’m hoping that 2009 will see a lot more writing coming down the pike.)
So, yes. My rates are affordable, my skills list and contacts list are both very extensive, and I’m happy to talk to people about their projects. This is an off-hours thing for me, which means I only have a very limited number of openings, but if you’d like to pick my brain please drop me a line!