LONG AGO..... IN A GALAXY RIGHT HERE....... BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE >WE< HAPPEN TO BE, AND THIS IS JUST A FACT OF LIFE THAT YOU MUST ACCEPT..... ...I MEAN, WHADDAYA THINK THE MILKY WAY IS, CHOPPEDLIVER!?....
.....AND SO, naturally, all because of that, I decided to design and build a website as a method of professionally displaying the work I do-----not only for my potential clients, but also for my existing base. I mean, life is hard enough, right? Don't want my clients out there,wandering around in the dead of filthy summer, five miles to go, uphill both ways, sweat pouring down their faces into their exhausted eyes JUST to come to me to start a project----"NO, I say! I'll have NO PART of that," I exclaim passionately, spit flying out of my mouth and mixing with your sweat-streamed face. Real classy. So anyway, "Website it is!" I continued. "It may cost inordinate, unforgivable amounts of money and time over a process of years to run this operation and advertise for it. The hours will be late, the days will be long, the powers that be will try to over-regulate the snot out of every infinitesimal thing and the general population may never notice the whole enchilada because they're inundated with the mainstream and wanna-be's who think the only requirements for being an artist are having a computer and access to Youtube and I'll never turn a profit......but.....IT'S FOR THE GREATER GOOD." Then I lowered my head for about 4 seconds, for effect. And suddenly I remembered that I was in a public park, and that you were just some random person who had nothing to do with me, and at that time the dog you were taking for a walk began relieving itself off to the side there, and just....................ruined the moment.
FURTHERMORE, I needed a way to introduce people to my design aesthetic and demonstrate to them the different kinds of work that I am capable of rendering. I have multifarious interests in several different creative and artistic areas, so it became necessary to have my very own wee corner hereamongst the interwebs, where my freelance work and other projects could be showcased. (I did just decide that "hereamongst" is a word if it wasn't really before, that's why I said it back there. I hope that's all right.) Picking a name for this website was tricky at first---it had to be something as quirky, and in the end the name wound up being just that. The first letter of each word in "Sorry Little Sharky" also correspond with my initials, "Stef L Schultz." I chose a shark as my mascot and theme because I grew up drawing and loving the little buggers and the same is true of my whole family. There are many irons in the fire; a few of the services that I offer are graphic and logo design, voice acting, character design, fine art, work as a freelance comic book artist doing custom comic book art and character design--------and I also score music. Shark City Ozark's earlier videos feature my music as well as some of my video-editing skills. Most of my clientele are art enthusiasts looking for gifts for themselves or loved ones, but I also get my fair share of commercial folk as well, particularly those looking for graphic design or logo services. My clients appreciate that I work very quickly and that I keep them in the loop with every step in the art commission process; after all, communication skills are important, seeing as no one I have worked with thusfar has been telepathic. But as it turns out, I'm not telepathic either, thus nullifying my qualm, and with that said, I rest my case. Nevertheless, I put a lot of time into my art and my clients put a some amount of their money into it, so I want to be sure before I really get started that we are both on the same page as to what the finished product is really going to look like. Although fine art has been a huge part of the freelance work I get, I'm not a one-trick pony. I am not any kind of this..."pony" of which they speak. I.....am more reptilian in nature.....even BUG-LIKE. Now, although I'm certain my name would be some bland, predictable juxtaposition of the aforementioned creatures, such as "bug-ptile" or "rept-ug," I think it'd be COOL to see the normally-invisible spectrums of light, but the heliothermic thing WOULD come back to bite me in the antenna-tail, I just KNOW it. I'm clenching my mandibles just thinking about it. THAT IS TO SAY, then I'm not working for others, I'm working on writing songs and music, or on several of my own personal series----one project that will see the light of day the soonest is a series of graphic novelettes which follow an explorer and inventor nicknamed "Misterguy." You can read a little more about him here on my website at this link.
One of my other creative outlets is music----my songs are auditory rollercoaster rides each with a sound and a style all their own, relentlessly inspired by film and video game music. It's acoustic, electronic, industrial, dramatic, sometimes even a little silly...and everything else in-between. Check out my Bandcamp and Soundcloud accounts---you'll get a pretty good idea of what it's all about. I hope you enjoy your visit, and thank you for reading, though I'm not terribly all certain if it was meant for human eyes as much as it was meant for the Internet to crawl for SEO purposes. 500+ words is a lot, I know, but the mighty Search Engine Optimization gods insist upon it. Would you have some ILL befall me, that I be struck down by the likes of them? I trow not, good sir. I trow riiiight abooouuut NOT.