002 – Changes

You probably noticed that your on a whole new site to view and buy prints. If not, then this post isn’t for you. I came to discover that there was a bit of separation needed between my design work and the prints that I do.

I’m going to school for design / advertising and the prints are really just a side project. For a long time I didn’t want to link anyone to my design “portfolio” because it wasn’t that at all. It was really a site with outdated work and a ton of prints. Which although the prints are “designed” they just didn’t represent what I was doing in school and as a freelancer. Also, although the mash-up of big cartel (the store) indexhibit (the actual script driving the main website) and wordpress (the blog) worked, I had a feeling there was a better way. Now everything is under one hood (wordpress).

When you look at a poster, if it’s available there is an option to add it to your cart. All payments are still received through paypal, but everything else is in one central location.

It has taken me quite a bit of time to accomplish this, and it’s fair to say that I made a lot of design compromises as I was deeper in the project. However, if I find that this isn’t functioning as I had hoped, I will get started on the next redesign right away.

My design portfolio is still online, but in a different format and under a different name. It can be found tearing through a different inter web neighborhood under the name Conductor Design. It just gives me a bit more freedom to expand and do new things with other people without having my name directly tied to it.

The first question I’m expecting to be asked is, “Well now are you going to have three different emails for me to keep track of?” No, I’m still Mark Forsman, so my current email, mark@markforsman.com will remain.

Other than that, look for more blog updates, cool stuff coming up, and thank you all for your support.

With love,
MDF

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