making a web presence

I’ve always had an interest in graphic design and the fne arts, but I’ve been incredibly lazy on developing a web presence based on these skills. My full name is really common, so finding me through Google is next to impossible. My preferred nickname is even more common, so finding me that way is looking for a needle in the Internet haystack. I also keep changing my Internet and social network handles quite frequently. I’ve been using the Internet since I was 9, and I’ve always been closing accounts associated with my actual name if I ever used it and I tried to be a person who can’t be found so easily via the Internet.

As far as social networks go, I have a Facebook and a Like page that I update with a daily comic strip. My personal Facebook page is locked down and is extremely private. I’m not sure if I want to change my Twitter handle back to katbot8900, because if I did I’d probably make it a private account because I’m not sure how a potential employer would feel if I had all my political commentary out on blast.

I am taking Web Design 1 and I have been learning how to code my own site, so I plan on buying a domain name with the handle I use for this blog, katbot8900 to use as a portfolio site.  Karen Kavett has a great example of a portfolio site that intergrates personal projects and other social media that I aspire to have. I’d like to use WordPress as a template to code the site.  I’d like to get to that point within one to two years and to become that prolific of an artist.