BlizzCon Badge Season has begun! It is off to a pretty rocky start, I was rather unwell for a chunk of time in this first group of orders, and so I’m yet to complete it. I had intended for group 2 to open for orders in mid-May, but thats now going to be slightly delayed. (I hope to announce over the next week when they will re-open)
.. And then I got some pretty shitty and devastating news.
If you follow me on Twitter, you no doubt have heard that I was laid off due to 'restructuring’. While i no longer work at ZAM, they retain full rights to all the work I created for them while I was employed there.
I loved, and still love Wowhead.
Over the 6 years I worked with ZAM and the Wowhead team, they became more like family than colleagues. They gave me the opportunity to work in the gaming industry, and craft the brand and forward face of much of their websites. I will be forever thankful for that.
My departure was untimely, and very upsetting. I will miss the people, the work, and the chance to share my work with so many.
A short while after I received this news, the lovely folks of Blizzard Watch offered me a small role working with their editorial fansite! So, although it is not much in physicality, its huge to me, emotionally. I am very, very happy to still have a chance to be involved in the Warcraft community. I’m excited to offer what illustration work I can for them <3
In my more Freelancey-type news, I guess this means I will have more spare time? This means I will be able to open up for more badges, and also open up for occasional commissions.
I intend to offer a waist/thighs upwards portrait commission, as part of a badge-bundle type offer for those that are not attending BlizzCon but still would like the physical badge and portrait of their Warcraft character. (prices and sample images will be coming when I’m ready to start accepting these orders)
I will also be working more on my Furry-genre type work, working ahead of time on badges, prints, and other goodies for Texas Furry Fiesta, as well as opening commissions in the future over on my FA account. I’m also going to be working on cute little things to put up in my Etsy store and more posters and nifty stuff! AND! I am working on setting up a Patreon! (on which I’ll be offering giveaways and wallpapers and stufffff)
Its been a pretty overwhelming few days.