Testing 1,2… Is this thing on?
It is? Well then we are officially in (private) Beta!
We've tested it internally. We've had our families test it. We've had our friends test it. Now it's time to take this show on the road. So we yanked off the training wheels and made our way down to the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. As you can imagine, it's a hotbed of burgeoning creative talent. What better place is there to put our site through it's paces? Nowhere, that's where.
We gave them a short demo of the site and then let them take a swing at it. At the end of their class session, they gave us their feedback. It was gold, Jerry. GOLD! We went back to INK HQ and made some modifications based on their testing. The week after, the Illustration class used our site to create, promote & sell their own custom shirts as part of a class assignment. It was a success. Many of the artists put money in their pocket from the sales of their shirts. We like to think that we learned a thing or two as well.
Thank you to Susan Kwas and her gifted Illustration students at MIAD.
Check out some of the photos of the presentation.