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Weekly Review Nov 10-18

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We’ve been extremely busy this November because we are trying to put out a bunch of new products over at the Arsenal. So that’s one explanation for the lack of frequent posting on the zine. Which by the way, reminds me, we’re still looking for rock solid contributors to the GoMediaZine.

Anyway, here’s my latest review of last week:

  • Created some artwork for Vector Pack 13. Specifically some stuff for Robots, Flow, and Bound. The robots were a lot harder than I thought actually. But I think they came out ok. Here are some that I did.

    robots

  • I put a new shirt up on emptees. It’s really just a logo, but it was done for a shirt. It’s some 3D lettering for Fearless Records. It was meant to give off a strong rock n roll vibe. I quite like how it came out.

    Fearless Records

  • Arsenal 2 is just about ready to launch into public Beta. Our goal is Thursday!
  • Speaking of Arsenal 2, I had to get a Merchant Account and Payment Gateway so I used Merchant Warehouse to do that. Never did it before, but it was pretty easy. Now we will be able to accept credit cards on our site yay! And we’re thinking of getting rid of Paypal altogether. Why? Because Paypal is nothing but problems. From echecks, to chargebacks, to no seller protection, etc. Just watch this video which explains my thoughts exactly.
  • We are working on new site for Ballher, a girl’s basketball clothing line. The design was already provided by the client, we just need to make the website work and get his shopping cart and blog installed. We’re using Wordpress and this plugin called WP-Ecommerce.
  • We’re getting our aquarium filled up today which is awesome.
  • We put in plans to actually make a break room, so we don’t have to eat at our desks every day.
  • We’re in the process of building this really awesome Hoodie Template Pack. It’s more than just a template pack though. To be honest, it’s like an all-in-one hoodie design package. It will allow you to create all-over-prints in a few clicks. It will be setting the standard for apparel templates for sure. I think we’ll be releasing that this week.

Anyway, November is insane for the Arsenal. So if you’ve got some ideas for articles or tutorials for our zine, and are looking for some cash this year for the Holidays and a boost in your site’s traffic, hit us up!

About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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  • http://www.grafikkid.com Chris Stauffer

    Hey GoMedia,

    Have you guys ever considered creating a GoMedia forums? It could be a really cool place for artists to chat. Anyways looking good, keep up the great work!

    Thanks,
    Chris Stauffer

  • http://www.grafikkid.com Chris Stauffer

    Hey GoMedia,

    Have you guys ever considered creating a GoMedia forums? It could be a really cool place for artists to chat. Anyways looking good, keep up the great work!

    Thanks,
    Chris Stauffer

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Keeping busy as always! Keep it up!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    Keeping busy as always! Keep it up!

  • Fatal Frame

    I would love to see a GM forum.
    Great work guys.

  • Fatal Frame

    I would love to see a GM forum.
    Great work guys.

  • Mike

    A forum would be an excellent addition. Please post pics as the office progresses. Keep up the good work!!

  • Mike

    A forum would be an excellent addition. Please post pics as the office progresses. Keep up the good work!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep_design Lance

    As far as the forums go, there’s a forum in the GoMedia pool on flickr that is rarely used… Just a thought.
    Great work Jeff, one question: Salt water or fresh?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep_design Lance

    As far as the forums go, there’s a forum in the GoMedia pool on flickr that is rarely used… Just a thought.
    Great work Jeff, one question: Salt water or fresh?

  • Simon H.

    Woaw, sounds busy.
    Can’t wait to see pictures from the aquarium !

  • Anonymous

    The Feerless logo is fierce!

  • http://tiffanyforrester.blogspot.com Tiffany

    The Feerless logo is fierce!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    We are definitely going to have a forum for Arsenal 2.0

    In fact, I already have it set up:

    http://gomedia.us/forum/

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    We are definitely going to have a forum for Arsenal 2.0

    In fact, I already have it set up:

    http://gomedia.us/forum/

  • http://fcdesigns.com Flav

    Your tutorials rock..looking forward to more of them

  • http://fcdesigns.com Flav

    Your tutorials rock..looking forward to more of them

  • VRizo

    forum? is it just for clients or will it be a community thing?

    and I agree on paypal. so unreliable.

  • VRizo

    forum? is it just for clients or will it be a community thing?

    and I agree on paypal. so unreliable.

  • http://jonwilliamsdesign.com Jon Williams

    I like the robots, nice.

  • http://jonwilliamsdesign.com Jon Williams

    I like the robots, nice.

  • Simon H.

    Woaw, sounds busy.
    Can’t wait to see pictures from the aquarium !

  • Simon H.

    I’m registered now :-)
    By the way Jeff, can you explain a little bit how you did the logo ? I’m curious…

  • http://colorburned.com Grant Friedman

    Congrats on getting everything set up! Excited to see Arsenal 2.0. Good luck with that aquarium. It will take a few months to get all set up. Here’s a tip, get a professional to maintain it. Otherwise fish will die like crazy!

  • http://colorburned.com Grant Friedman

    Congrats on getting everything set up! Excited to see Arsenal 2.0. Good luck with that aquarium. It will take a few months to get all set up. Here’s a tip, get a professional to maintain it. Otherwise fish will die like crazy!

  • Simon H.

    I’m registered now :-)
    By the way Jeff, can you explain a little bit how you did the logo ? I’m curious…

  • Tim

    nice. looking forward to arsenal 2.0. XD XD XD XD XD

  • Tim

    nice. looking forward to arsenal 2.0. XD XD XD XD XD

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
    dizi izle

  • http://www.drmustafaerarslan.org/ panax

    Very cool and interesting article