Austin,why an online portfolio?
The short answer is, I'm hoping to make my own personal website eventually with all my work featured on it, but in the meantime I need something quick for the droves of people who say "Austin, you're so interesting! Is there anywhere in cyberspace I can go to view all of your creative endeavours in one convient location?"
But Austin, you're not going to show this to important people, right? Like...for jobs?
No, no, no, no, no. Believe me, I realize this website is a bit clunky, and does not at all have the sex appeal of a fancy shmancy Flash site (which again, I will hopefully construct). However, I have friends and family who don't judge me too harshlyand just want to see why I've been paying VCU to teach me to make pretty pictures.
Speaking of jobs, what's the plan? You're not gonna end up one of them coffee brewing art kids are you?
I hate coffee! C'mon, you're supposed to know me better than that. Actually, I really want to head out to Nashville. I'm applying other places like Richmond to be on the safe side, but I really fell in love with it out there, and I want to head back so I can give this songwriting gig a good shot.
I knew you wrote songs, but you're serious, aren't you?
Yep. If you want to hear some of my handywork, visit www.myspace.com/samhayesmusic. I co-wrote most of the ones featured on the player (as of this writing)
But you just spent four years in college doing advertising!
I know, and I love it. Fortunately, I can do both, and honestly, getting better at one helps with the other.
Sounds like you've got your head on straight. Good luck, you extremely attractive individual.
Thanks! Its really nice of you to say that.