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With the holidays upon it’s nice to step off the hamster wheel of life to say hello and weigh in on the year’s activities. How has your year been? What were your highs and lows? What are your plans, hopes and wishes for 2020? Pixel Lava certainly kept busy in 2019. It was a year of website redesigns mostly but also some fun new sites. I did a big redesign for the Huntington Beach Desalination Plant, a nonprofit called A Future Without War and I'm in the midst of one for First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego (launching in January). A few fun new sites were the personal site for playwright Patricia Loughrey, a site featuring the stunning photographs of Wayne Brabender and the history of Brabender Farm, and a site for a conservationist working to bring back beavers (I'm totally a beaver believer now) and create a protected watershed called the Superior Bio-Preserve (as in Lake Superior). I also had the chance to do some pretty cool graphic design and a couple of video projects.
I did find time to make it out to the Anza-Borrego Desert for the wildflower super bloom and spend a few days in beautiful Idyllwild. My favorite adventure was hacking droids and drinking Dagobah Slugslingers with my wife Anne at the Black Spire Outpost on Batuu*. Looking ahead to 2020, I want to do more content creation (illustration, photography, and video) while providing training and ongoing small business help. I'm also excited, as always, about learning app development, although I made absolutely no progress on that the past year whatsoever - LOL! But...onward! Whether we get together in person or see each other online, I look forward to catching up with you. May 2020 bring you meaningful work, loving friends and peaceful joy.
*Galaxy's Edge is an immersive new world inside Disneyland. Yes, it sounds silly but it was really great for two sci-fi buffs like us.
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As the owner of Pixel Lava Interactive I've helped hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits with websites, graphic design and more. I hope you'll find this blog full of useful information.
~ Ame Stanko