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Sun 18 Sep 2005

Icons and Ideas

Category : Technology/icons.txt

I've created these icons for Luca, WebMon, and DNS Enabler respectively :

That's a branch from my frangipani tree you see in the Luca icon. I'm amazed by the way Nature works. Flowers will bloom and they die but they're replaced, almost effortlessly, by new ones. Same with leaves and branches. A business should bloom the way Nature does in the garden. That regal, regenerative vigour - that's what Luca's icon is paying homage to. WebMon's icon just shows the WebMon window peeking out the OS X monitor. And DNS Enabler is about creating a map of your domain names.

It's good to get back to using Photoshop and Illustrator after all these years. I got my break as an independent "free-agent" ten years ago by teaching all those long-haired graphic artists Photoshop, QuarkXPress, and Freehand.

I used to sit outside that AppleCentre (Tricom, at Gateway, long dead but fondly remembered) and think, wow, I just made a couple of thousand dollars today. Just by talking. Just like magic.

Nowadays, it's not that easy to get these kind of returns. But that was how I managed to hire my wife, Bee Khim, and then Hai Hwee, and a couple of other people out of the company we all last worked for - with the proceeds from the Photoshop/Freehand training as the seed.

It's to say, if you're ever out of a job, don't panic. It's possible to turn ideas into real income. Just dig deep into yourself and pull them out.

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