Hi! The name’s Tony but I’d imagine you’ve figured that out by now. I am a young entrepreneur who develops games and websites for a living.
Being a creative freelancer is not always something easy to do and at times it could even be a little scary. Especially if you’re new to the field. Trust me, I’ve been there (hinting hardcore at college students).
So I mean, you came here for a reason right? I’m pretty sure you didn’t just come here to stare awkwardly at my about page trying to figure out how to write yours (been there done that, no one’s judging you). You came here because you have ideas and because you want to take risks. The question is how do you start and how can I help?
So do you want to…
- Start freelancing but don’t know how?
- Figure out which software and platforms work best for you?
- Read stories about different experiences? or
- Learn how to create games or websites?
If you said yes to any of the above, then you’ve definitely stumbled into the right place. Unlike most of the creative professional blogs out there, I don’t focus much on how to grow as a business or how to make millions freelancing as a career (I mean come on now, it does say personal blog way up at the top of this page). Instead, I focus on helping you get started by giving you the information you’d need to decide the best path for yourself. I do so by not only sharing my own personal experience and knowledge but experiences from others as well.
We not only learn from our mistakes, we learn from others as well.
So what about me? Who am I exactly?
So you see the dude above? That’s me. Aside from being an entrepreneur, I am a teacher, a designer, a developer and best of all I am a dreamer.
So what got me started?
Well, games got me started. Back in late 2006 when I was a tiny eighth grader in middle school, I discovered the beautiful world of MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing game, yes that is a breathful try saying that out loud a few times).
But wait, how does this relate?
Interestingly enough, it was roughly a year after that time that I started developing a vast interest in MMORPGs and how they worked. This was also around the time when MySpace was still very popular (for those of you old enough to know what it is).
Moving into my freshmen year of high school I started discovering different online communities built around gaming and particularly MySpace profile layouts. Eventually, this led me to learn how to mod my own games and also how to use basic HTML and CSS (gotta love those custom MySpace profiles).
What am I up to now?
My strong passion for game development and web design/development eventually led me to form two companies: Azure Games LLC and tvledesign LLC.
Since then I’ve been solely committed to creating websites for small and big businesses as well as working on small indie game titles not only for myself but for other small companies as well.
Did I mention I teach workshops and individuals?
Aside from my average freelance work I love teaching and helping people gain new skills. I believe that one of the best ways to master a skill is to not only practice it but to teach it. This is a part of the reason why I’m also writing online tutorials.
Before you go, thank you for being here! Seriously, if not for people like you I would not be doing this. I truly appreciate your time.