My First Avatar
I remember sitting in on Graphic Design Career Launch Pad with Pash last quarter when he mentioned avatars to students, and suggested that they may want to create one as part of their self-branding. That was the second time that week that someone talked about avatars, the first being when Dragos Bogdan suggested I get one since I have a blog.
Then, this morning, Cristina showed me her Mad Men avatar and I got interested because I'm a fan of the show. (I've only seen the first season because I don't actually have real television, just Netflix, so I'm a little behind, but still digging it.) Also, Geoff Mandel works on that show and I missed a field trip to the set, but that's okay because nothing will be as magical as what I see on the screen.
Anyway, here is my Mad Men avatar:
In it I'm eating a donut which is pretty life-like, or at least way more accurate than having me walking around with a Manhattan in my hand. It was fun to make in a playing paper dolls sort of way, and as a user I'd rate my experience an eight out of ten. It takes a while to load and for some reason only shows male character options while loading, which is annoying. But if you're interested in creating your own so you can hang with Joanie and Peggy and the dudes, go here.
This is advertising in a digital age, and they got me. But, I liked the product already, so I'm not sure if that counts. Does that count? Also, why is my avatar and the world it inhabits so brown? My color palatte needs a redesign.