A lot has changed in those 4 years and I feel like a totally different person in some ways. Definitely time for a change here, too.
I wanted something fun and personal but less visually busy, so as part of this, I learned how to go from a pen and paper drawing to a stark vectorized image! It involved free trials of Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as this post and this video. I'm excited to have picked up a new skill that's pretty different from anything I've done before!
I also got to play around with a bit of CSS, which isn't a part of my normal programming job, but I find it super fun on occasion!
I consider this a work in progress, and there are tons of things I may fix up someday, but it seems kind of silly right now as I'm not sure if anyone actually reads this (which is fine, tbh).
Here are some before and after shots, so I can forever remember the oh-so-intense banner I had up here for several years. And hey, if you do read this, why not leave a comment and let me know!
RIP cupcake banner, 2011-2015