Writer Me likes to hang out with fellow writers, share fun links, talk about the process. There’s a lot of hair-pulling and alcohol involved. Developer Me likes to chat tech with fellow developers, share experiments and talk workflow. There’s a lot of hair-pulling and alcohol involve.
I tend to do most of my tweeting from @shellbryson. This leads to a problem: there are two sets of folks I’m interactive with and 1) when I’m on a roll with writing I’m posting a tonne of writing things 2) when I’m deep in code experiments… Basically I need to pick an audience and stick with it. It’s a marketing thing (sigh).
Yesterday I created a new Twitter account dedicated to Developer Me: @sherucode.
Banners and Avatars
New account, new art. I like my wee “sheru” Chibi—a left-over from working with the wondering AnimePicks team a few years back—but the avatar never really fit the developer me. Definitely not the writer me.
Head scratching, and with zero time to do a full brand, I opted for something playful, but… code-y. What better than to use what I have to hand? Shot with an iPhone, retouched in PhotoShop:
Twitter likes a big banner, so I took another photo of what was literally in front of me… my keyboard. Then off into PhotoShop. Layer masks, blurs and radial fills and masking of letters and we have:
It was fun to spend some time with PhotoShop again. Working for an agency means I tend to be given designs to implement, rather than having and hands-on during the design process.