This post: New client – a poker website, and travelling around Vietnam.
Hi guys, been a while since I last update my site. I haven’t been active blogging lately because I just haven’t had the find nor interest for it. I will try to blog more often, I promise. So today I will write a little update on what I’m working on and where in the world I am right now.
So, as you guys know, I’m travelling the world, seeing exciting places and getting to explore new cultures. A lot of people have also asked, “How do you support your self while travelling?” Well, well, well… Here’s my answer. I do freelance design work, both graphic and web design. It gives me the freedom of time and freedom of location in the sense that I can work from anywhere I want. The process is simple. I network with like minded people and they refer me to their previous clients.
So, these past two weeks, I have been working on a project for an online poker site. They already have their site all set up but wanted to make their site prettier. On top of that, they wanted me to look at how to increase their conversion rate. Basically what that means is, how to get more engagement from their visitors. I do this by using contrasting colors where they want to redirect the reader’s attention to. One problem that I faced was, since I do not have any experience within poker or anything, I just had to go with my gut instincts and apply basic fundamentals of User Experience design.
A little bit of info on the client. The client, Poker Genius Media is a company located in Malta and they run multiple sites targeting the online casino and poker rooms crowd. They produce contents that’s relevant to that industry and how the make money is by sending traffic to their advertisers. You can check my write up about the project in the link I mentioned below (via Cargo Collective), and if you like, you can also visit the finished site at poker-paypal. This specific site focus on PayPal poker sites (click to view my write-up of the project) – a list of poker sites accepting PayPal as payment method. I hope they’re satisfied with my work and that we can continue to work on more projects in the future.
Now back to my travelling adventures, these past few weeks have been fun. Been riding my rented scooter a lot. Last week we were at Halong Bay, and this week we’re in Ho Chi Minh City. From next week on, we will be in Laos for two weeks. Really looking forward to that.
Alright now, all the best, speak soon.
– Wanderlust Poet