My dad was a Contractor by trade, and owner of his own business called “McCall Building Company”. Jokingly he asked me one time if I wanted to take over the family business and I can only imagine my face looking back. Though I love architecture and have considered it as an alternative profession, building is hard work. I have much respect for those folks.
My Dad was and is a great builder, a talented craftsman who’s built many beautiful homes and structures. And yet, he’s never built a home for himself.
That’s how I feel about my portfolio site sometimes. I’m always designing for everyone else, sometimes I forget to design for myself. In fact, my current site at bradmccall.com has been there since I initially launched it in March of 1999. Yes folks, that’s 10 years ago next month. I’ve updated the text content as it’s changed as well as adding this blog (still with the default template – blah!), but things are still very much 1999. (Silly little frames and all)
So in celebration of bradmccall.com’s 10 year anniversary, I’m launching it again.
But not quite yet.
I’m working on the templates, creating the designs (and recreating and recreating), and then beginning to gather the portfolio files together. Here’s a 30,000 foot view of my files as they stand right now (sorry it’s not clickable, as showing them might commit me in someway to their aesthetics!):
I’ve got probably a thousand samples of work I’ve done over the past 10 years, but have begun pulling the logos together.
This website has served me well over the last 10 years and has brought me a good amount of projects and new clients. But as with all good things, it’s time to retire it and try something new.