Saturday, November 5, 2011

2011 NT in review

This might seem a little early, but its rightfully so as I will be spending the rest of December out of the country. Its been a busy and hectic year with lots of changes and new perspectives on how we do things.

Things we did this year
Learned basic Chinese, reading writing and Speaking. I need to work on a larger vocabulary, but I have the basics down.

Relocated from Knoxville Tennessee to the St Louis area. We miss the Mountains, but we like it here. 

I made some games with Villain. I focused a lot on QA work this year for their IOS games. 
I also worked on some projects that are not yet ready to be unveiled, but I will share once they are finished.

Worked as technical editor on a book on making IOS games with Tyson McCain.
I mostly finished a St185 Gtfour car project that will likely wear the Nori Toy badge when autoxing next year. The car is done for now, but we have a few things left to do to it in the spring to prep for race season. I might need to take it on a road trip to the Tail of the Dragon next spring.

Since last summer I have worked on established a new visual style for the future Nori Toy sites as well as laid out the plans for Nori Toy and its 2012 relaunch. See our facebook, twitter and blog to get an idea of the direction we are going. When I return to the states I will be finishing up the new studio and we will be returning to making toys, shirts, prints and working towards relaunching the online store.

That covers the short list of projects I have dealt with this past year. I will be spending much of December in Malaysia, and Singapore. Hopefully I will get to meet up with Andy from toysrevil to chat about toys. The first week of 2012 I plan on being in Japan. I will be sharing pictures via instigram @noritoy.

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