drpgraphicdesign

The other day a conversation at work got me thinking about the mis-branding of drpgraphicdesign.

Just to avoid any confusion, drpgraphicdesign.com is my personal blog. I tend to stick family stuff on there, local events, pictures, recently I blogged about a friend who provides me with toad food and his amazing animal collection. I post what I’m doing, what I’m seeing, this is as much as just another stupid personal blog as it is a blog about graphic design, or any sort of attempt to grab freelance opportunities (which would also be nice). I found a mobile app that connects directly to it that I have no idea how to run so a post might be totally messed up, random or off the wall but, I do post graphic design stuff there also.

I purchased the site when developing last years best of the best ballot, as I needed a place to test the code, I thought of a domain for hours … I like blogs, and know that graphic design is a quite heavily searched term. So, I just kind of went in that direction. When you do visit the site though, it may as well be DallasPricesShit.com, or something similar.

Again, I really do appreciate all the support and love the followers, people visiting and sharing, it’s exciting and fun for me to post things and share.

1dollarimages.com is also going pretty well. No sales yet but, daily visits which is pretty cool. If you follow the blog much you’ll know that I started it to kind of get out of the depressing stock imagery scene and just create things because I want to, not for some best seller or something.

Anyhow, thank you for visiting and sharing everyone.

What Salary Does a Graphic Designer Make? | ezinearticles.com

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So-you’ve decided on a career as a graphic design professional. What kind of money can you expect to make in this field? First of all, you need to look at what you’ll make when you enter the field versus what you can earn over the lifetime of your career. The American Institute of Graphic Arts found in 2008 that entry-level graphic designers earned on average $35,000 annually, while senior designers having experience and supervisory duties averaged $60,000. Those graphic designers who were creative heads of departments, owned their own designing firms or were partners at designing firms enjoyed salaries of around $95,000 a year.

According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2008 graphic designers made an overall average of $42,400 a year– the lowest-paid 10 percent of graphic designers earned a salary of less than $26,110 annually, while those in the highest-paid 10 percent earned more than $76,660. After considering entry-level versus experienced graphic designers, there are salary differences depending on the industry employed in. Among the five industries employing the highest numbers of graphic designers, computer systems design and related services paid the best at $47,860 yearly on average, and printing and related support activities the least at $36,100 yearly on average.

College education, specifically a degree, has a marked effect on the amount of money a designer can earn. A degree of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Design enables a designer to have a median salary of $36,074; earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree gives one a slighter edge of $41,260.

Where you work as a graphic design professional makes a difference in salary, too. According to payscale.com, the average yearly salary for a graphic designer in San Francisco is about $52,000; the next best city to work in is Seattle-the average yearly salary for graphic designers in that city is about $47,000. Other cities that offer good salaries for graphic designers are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas. And as far as working for a small firm or a large company, when it comes to a graphic designer’s salary, it’s better to work for the “big guy”: those in firms employing less than 10 people earn a little over $35,000 average annual salary, while those working in large companies with 50,000 or more employees see an increase to over $53,000 yearly.

So—how does all this stack up against the average American worker? According to the 2007 findings of the United States Census Bureau, the average salary in the United States is around $81,000 a year, taking into account all types of jobs and experience. If you are a designer with a college degree who has put in several years in a large company, or has successfully created your own design business, you could meet or exceed that average. The future for designers seems to have the opportunity for growth and advancement, especially for those who consistently improve their technological skills and keep their fingers on the pulse of society’s needs and wants. For graphic designers, especially, staying power equals earning power.

Find tips for picking the best graphic design schools. Read articles at https://www.graphicdesignersalarydata.com/ on how to select a school that fits your needs and what you are looking for in this career. Learn about how long the programs are and the classes you will be taking.

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Tour of Utah Today at Richfield Utah

Here are the pictures from Tour of Utah Today. Today is stage 3 they’ll be riding from Richfield, UT up Hwy 89, they’ll scale Mt. Nebo and go on what I’d imagine to be a very speedy descent before stopping in Payson, UT for a total of 119 miles. So far today they’ve already gone 20.1 miles at an average speed of 31.4 mph! Pretty awesome.

Starting point of Tour of Utah today in Richfield, UT
Starting point of Tour of Utah today in Richfield, UT
One of the teams accompanying car (lack of a better description)
One of the teams accompanying car (lack of a better description)

The event started August 6th and runs through August 11. It’s 586 miles long and includes 43,624 vertical feet of climing. Tuesday it ran from Brian Head, around Dixie National Forest and ended in Cedar City for a distance of 112 miles. Wednesday’s route took them from Panguitch to Torrey on SR 12 totaling 131 miles. Tomorrow they’ll be riding 5 laps around what is called the “Salt Lake Circuit” which, to my surprise is only 33.8 Miles. Saturday they’ll be riding from Snowbasin to Snowbird for a very mountainous 113 miles. Finally, Sunday they’ll leave Park City at 12:15 and wrap around what appears to be most of Wasatch County, through Kamas and down 189 back on Park City’s Main Street.

A picture of my friend and coworker, Sandy Phillips, taking a picture
A picture of my friend and coworker, Sandy Phillips, taking a picture
One of the teams cars I'm guessing, and some kids head.
One of the teams cars I’m guessing, and some kids head.

For more information and a live feedvisit tourofutah.com. 🙂

Sandy, Charles, and his wife talking.
Sandy, Charles, and his wife talking.
The beginning of the race
The beginning of the race
The very start of the race as they passed us by
The very start of the race as they passed us by
Riders in Tour of Utah
Riders in Tour of Utah
The end of the group in Tour of Utah
The end of the group in Tour of Utah
One of the cars before the race started.
One of the cars before the race started.

Lucas, Layle & Khryslee Price, My kids were pretty content sitting on the curb playing with rocks in the ditch. We had a pretty good time.
Lucas, Layla & Khryslee Price, My kids were pretty content sitting on the curb playing with rocks in the ditch. We had a pretty good time.

Layla

Layla Price
My beautiful little girl on the fourth of July. Layla Price.

So proud of my Layla baila. She’s had to grow up so much. Just turning 5, she’s so excited about school. I’m glad that her family friends were able to make it to her 5th birthday. She’s such a sweethearted brat.

Theme change

Screenshot of my new site theme
Screenshot of my new site theme. The theme is called Expound, created by Konstantin Kovsheninand. Amazingly available for free at https://wordpress.org/themes/expound

Ugh, I’ve had a fun filled day. My daughter’s fifth birthday. I always hate it when there’s like 60 billion people running around me, everyone yelling over each other/squealing/giggling/fighting. I start getting nervous and grouchy about 2 hours before anyone even shows up … lol. Not to mention the goddamn construction, I mean … Them moving my water meter and outside tap twice wasn’t enough. They start doing really stupid crap to piss me off. First the concrete company (Riverstone) Busted the damn pvc tube that I’m now supposed to access the valve through, and this morning some idiot contractors covered it, and my water meter with dirt. Ugh, beyond over this construction.

But, On the bright side, I noticed that I’m getting some visitors 🙂 So, I gave up on the journey of making my own theme. It was fun, but I couldn’t figure out some of the little quirks and issues and I didn’t want people to have to suffer the ugly layout of the site. I think this new one works really well with what I want this site to do and, I can focus more on creating content.

I haven’t had any new sales I don’t think since my last post. I’m slowly working on a new file for fall. Which is kind of exciting by itself because, I pulled out a pencil, and some paper and decided to sketch out this idea. I used to draw quite a bit, and haven’t at all since probably sophomore year in High School (I got a computer so who needs to draw, right). But, anyhow I think it’ll be kind of neat. Even if it looks like crap it could hopefully open the door for some new ideas and inspiration. Silly for me to try so hard for the 18 cents per download but, maybe someday …

 

Anyhow, thanks for reading.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Have a fun and safe Fourth of July, File available on Fotolia and other sites listed below

 

As we grow closer to this years Independence Day I’d like to remind everyone to be safe and have fun.This file is one I created a few months ago, and has been one of my best sellers bringing in a total of somewhere in the range of 60 cents ;). But, at least it gives me something to do.

Also, don’t forget to grab your Independance Day Celebration Guide from the June 26 Reaper. The cover I designed features a beautiful picture Taken by Chad Hunt, the flourish behind the text was provided by Creative Outlet. So all I can take credit for is the font and layout. The section features information about festivities this holiday, as well as advertisements from local businesses.

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New Website!

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screenshot of new website thus far

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not really sure where I’m going with this. It’s been quite a project and at one point yesterday I’d deleted the entire thing and gave up. It’s definitely looking a lot closer to how I wanted it now though. Need to throw together some content 🙂