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Hey and welcome to GarrettMickley.com!

I’m super excited that you’re going to be learning all about web game design and development!

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Who am I?

If you haven’t figured it out already, I’m Garrett Mickley, and I am a web game designer and developer.

But while learning game design and development, I have been a digital marketer for about 10 years.

I’ve helped businesses market their products and services from various industries ranging everywhere from politicians to major music festivals, and of course games.

Also (#humblebrag), I’ve been published in the 2016 Autumn issue of the 2600 Hacker Quarterly.

I know, marketing is a bad word! No one wants to be a sellout, right?

The thing is, we gotta make money. I see so many creative people making great games. The problem is, they’re struggling to keep a roof over their heads. They’re struggling to eat. Their mental health is suffering. Their games aren’t making them money. It’s because they don’t know how to properly market their games.

With my ~10 years experience in digital marketing, I can make sure you learn how to make a living from your games.

Here are some of my current projects:

  • GarrettMickley.com – Here’s where I talk about how to design, develop, market, and sell games.
  • mnmlwbdsgn – I’m learning web design and development, and I’m sharing what I learn with you here, so you don’t repeat the mistakes I make.
  • Gaming for Fun and Profit – this is a free email course Medium post I built to teach people how to make money playing video games on websites like Twitch.tv and YouTube. It takes 10 years of marketing experience and combines it with my love for video games.

Here’s what you can expect from this blog:

  • Weekly blog posts that teach you how to design, develop, market, and sell games.
  • Updates on projects I’m currently working on.
  • Advanced access to some of those projects.
  • Media I find inspirational to living a #gamedev life.
  • Free email courses.
  • And a lot more!

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Testimonials:

“I always knew I wanted Garrett to write for my site, it was just a matter of finding the right project. Bringing a writer you hadn’t worked with before onto your site is always a risk, so it’s important to vet them and think about where their voice will fit on your site. Garrett was a consummate professional. He delivered his copy on time, it was well-written, accurate and polished, and he made any edits we asked for quickly and efficiently. It’s always a pleasure to work with writers who listen to feedback and use it to produce a better product.

It helped us launch flagship content for our website that ended up being a success, in part because of Garrett’s efforts. I really liked the research that Garrett did on the subjects we asked him to write about. Because he had done his homework, he was able to write with authority.

We got really good traffic on the pieces Garrett worked on, and the project ended up being a showcase for a redesign that was central to our overall plan for the site. I would definitely recommend Garrett’s services. Garrett’s ability to quickly understand and take ownership of an assignment means you get quality work without the hassle of having to check in constantly, or worse, deal with a blown deadline. Also a plus: Garrett is really skilled at promoting his work on social media and through careful search engine optimization.

I’d say that Garrett is a creative, experienced writer with a can-do attitude who will take a writing assignment from inception to completion with a minimum amount of hassle on your part. He’s always willing to go the extra mile to make sure you get the copy you need.” – Claes Bell, Bankrate.com

Learn to make a living creating fun video games.

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