It’s been a little over 3 years that I have been working with Abduzeedo and it’s been nothing but awesomeness! Going back 3 years, I was working a shitty job and a lot of my hours got cut off because of the resection. For me that meant more time to work on what was my hobby back then, “design”.
I remember looking for a certain tutorial at good-tutorials and I somehow landed on this great website called Abduzeedo. At first glance I thought it was pretty cool, inspiration of all kinds and really awesome tutorials so being curious as I am I went on the about page to find out more about it. Guess what? The founder was Brazilian just like me and so was most of the team. I felt the urge to contact them right the way to let them know what a great job they were doing, and so I did. Not only did I get in touch with Fabio but I offered him some help to create some posts, since I had some extra time in my hands and lots of ideas, why not give it a shot.
My intentions were pure; I had no idea if they even had a visitor a day and it didn’t matter at all. I saw that they were doing something good and I wanted to be part of it. Fabio was great, after a few emails back and forth he allowed and trusted me to do a post. My first post was born on October 8, 2008 – Inspiration: Crazy Ads. I started out with a post here and there and after some time I started getting the hang of it. I was posting good content so it turned into a post a week. The more I got involved the more I wanted to share, the comments from people all over the world were overwhelming and to see them inspired by something I shared was really an amazing feeling. Next thing I know I was posting twice a week, three times a week, every day of the week.
During this time I got the chance to share some cool stuff, learned a lot about the industry, I’ve meet a lot of people, made a lot of friends, and a lot of door opened up to me. Looking back at what I’ve posted here are some highlights.
- Really Cool Digital Make up in 10 min
- Manipulation Basics: Illumination and Coloration
- Soul Rebel Poster Tutorial
- Awesome Colorful Poster Tutorial
- Creating Very Cool Folded Typo
- Sport Photo Illustration Step by Step
- Creating Graphic Portfolio Without a Client
- Interview with the Master of Photoshop Justin Maller
- Inside the Studio of Hand Made Font
- Christopher Haines Interview
- Interview with Young Artist Saad Moosajee
- Interview with Photo Illustrator Wojciech Magierski
- Brian Hoff talks about the redesign of TDC
To view all my posts abduzeedo.com/blogs/paul0v2
I’ve also started some post series that are very popular today: Friday Fresh Free Fonts, Typography Mania, and Tuesday Total Textures. I had the pleasure to be part of the team that helped Fabio put together and release the Abduzeedo Book, and represented the blog in some great events like the FOWD.
Now that I look back these 3 years flew by and I’m so happy to be part of the A-Team. I start everyday of the week with Abduzeedo in my mind. I interact non-stop with our users via email and twitter because it’s part of me. I am thankful for this experience that has changed my life and will continue to do so.