Hello out there! ♥♥

For those of you who don’t know me i’m Red Kittie Kat … aka Kittie :slight_smile:

I’ve been around here for quite a few years and looking forward to our new home.

Those that know me … (((((Hugs))))) and those that are new … Welcome aboard! :heart:


I used to be “Craig B” over at the old GDF (had been there since 2004.) Now, I’m “CraigB” over here on the new GDF.

The new GDF apparently does not allow for spaces. I had to let go of the space in my name. It’s been rough, but I’ve been coping. Every day is a little easier.


I’m Ivan Raszl, former support/product manager on the old GDF, and admin on this new one. I was sad to learn the old GDF had to close down. I hope to give you a good platform here to continue the conversation.

If you have any requests for this forum let me know!


Hello all. I’m designzombie on the old forum for about 5 years and now this new one. I use that name because I’m semi retired, but am not ready to completely accept that my graphic design career is dead. So I climb out of the grave every now and then, do a freelance job or two, and try to help the industry for the sake of the living. I also feed on the brains of the living so I can learn a thing or two about how things are done these days in case I ever decide to resurrect my career.


Hello I’m Jay,

Been in the apparel industry for about 6 years. I joined the old site some years back and gained some valuable insight. I have a love hate passion for design. I love to create like my life depends on it. But the industry is notably going to shit these days with sites like Fiverr and such. Hope to gain more knowledge more so on the business side of things.

Greetings to all.


Hi y’all! Im Yurie.

I’m new to all of this. My personal life has always revolved around art in some aspect or another, and it wasnt until I was laid off about 4 months ago that I decided I was tired of doing menial 9 to 5 jobs. One thing I have noticed is that it can be extremely hard to get settled in. Thank you all for being here. :slight_smile:


Printdriver here.
Been on GDF since the Before Time. And I mean way back before we lost the whole first database. So this isn’t the first time we’ve started over, really.

Getting used to the interface now that I figured out black type on white background. Didn’t take long for you guys to beat up poor iraszi on the logo and replace it already. Diggin the new one.

That avatar is just a caterpillar I found in my garden last summer. Couldn’t lay hands on the images I usually use.


Hi PanToshi here. I was PanToshi over at the old clubhouse, and yay! I’m PanToshi still. :grin:

Luckily for me, I had no space in my name at the old place, so unlike Craig B - adjusting’s been pretty smooth.

Just one question… anyone know where the tacos are stashed? :taco::taco::taco:


I still miss my space … sigh.

<< eats PanToshi’s tacos to cope.


I am sans space as well … but I’m adjusting LOL :smiley:

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Ratkins 4 ever! I’m glad to see many familiar names.


For some reason I used all lower case here in my screen name.
Not sure I’m going to recover from that.
(the other place autocorrected it on log-in for almost 14 years. Habits die hard.)

CraigB you ate those tacos? Those were the ones we swept out from under that old couch in the other place. We were gonna get some nice new ones… as soon as this place develops some pocket lint to pay for em. It’s too darn clean here.


Wait, those were dust bunny tacos? Even better! Yum!

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I finally made it, hello all. I’m KitchWitch the forum not-bot welcomer. Been on the old forum since 2009, was invited by Garricks. This new site is blocked for me at work (boo), which is where I did most of my GDFing in the past. It’ll take me a while to remember to check in after work now. I’m sure new members will be devastated not to get the welcome message they only get to see a million times. :roll_eyes:

And, on my first post here, I’d just like to say… pancake.


Hey, if you hover over the emojis, it tells you what they are. So many questions answered… :sweet_potato::rice_cracker::thinking:


Blocked? Odd. I guess you never know what sort of nefarious and illicit activities might be afoot on a dangerous site like this.


I missed this thread somehow… Oh well, I’m Kool, I was member number 17 at the old forum and I believe number 3 here. I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets. I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don’t perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four-course meals using only a Mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

LOL I found this gem a few days ago when I was looking through some old documents from 1996.


That was awesome :smiley: LOL

Well my intro is sorely lacking!!! This is amazeballs as the new kids would say :grin::grin::grin:

Supposedly some kid used that for his college application back in the 80s. I’m not sure if that is true or just an urban legend LOL


This is amazing.


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