Gaia Profile Portfolio

Welcome to my Gaia Profile Portfolio!

Gaia Online is a forum site that was created in 2003, originally as an anime discussion and roleplaying site. Over time it has evolved into a general forum space with many additional features. One of the big draws of Gaia has always been it’s avatar system. Users earn Gaia gold through various means on the site, and can use this gold to purchase items for their avatars to wear.

In late 2005, Gaia introduced customizable user profiles. These user profiles were specifically designed to be highly customizable. Users could choose what content they wanted on their profile and could create custom CSS themes to override the default themes. I’ve been creating custom profiles for other users in exchange for Gaia gold and Gaia items since early 2006. My profiles generally feature art drawn by other Gaians, used with their permission. I use the “current” profile system, which is often referred to as the “v2” profile system. I prefer creating profiles for this system as it allows for greater customization of content on the page by the user. A basic v2 profile without a custom CSS theme looks like this.

To create my profiles, I use Photoshop CS2, Firefox, the Web Developer’s Toolbar, and Firebug. Most of the fonts used in my profiles can be found free on dafont.

Below is a sample of my recent work. Click here to see all profiles I have shared!

Ryn Draik Profile Commission

This profile was created by me for Gaia user Ryn Draik. It utilizes the “v2″ Gaia Profile system. This profile features artwork commissioned by Ryn from another Gaia user. All other images used for this profile were created by me, utilizing free fonts found on dafont.

Pandilicious Profile Commission

This profile was created by me for Gaia user Pandilicious. It utilizes the “v2″ Gaia Profile system. This profile features artworki commissioned by Pandi from another Gaia user. All other images used for this profile were created by me, utilizing free fonts found on dafont.

Prince Reddy Profile Commission

This profile was created by me for Gaia user Prince Reddy. It utilizes the “v2″ Gaia Profile system. This profile features art drawn by Prince Reddy and was created as a gift. All other images used for this profile were created by me, utilizing free fonts found on dafont.

WHOAnellie Profile Commission

This profile was created by me for Gaia user WHOAnellie. It utilizes the “v2″ Gaia Profile system. Nellie commissioned this piece after winning a Gaia Profile Auction I held on the site. She was just beginning a job as a grade school teacher and requested a classroom themed profile. All images used for this profile […]