JaceMakings

is creating Pokemon Go Infographics

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Hey folks!
I have been making Pokemon Go graphics on a volunteer basis for quite awhile now. Mostly to trade in for internet points. But I cannot afford rent and am looking to be able to keep doing this for everyone.

So here are the basics of what you might want to know

Who are you, mate?
Oh you know, an Electrical Engineering drop out who has no idea what he's doing. I hope that fills you with confidence!

There are 3 graphics I currently make on a volunteer basis:
  1. The Boss Chart (graphic on all available Raid Bosses , with counters, difficulty, etc)
  2. Top 20 Counters (high detail graphic on one Raid Boss)
  3. Top 10 Attackers By Type (visualization of best pokemon for raiding averaged across a pool of situations)
I have about 8 or so other graphics I want to make however, with features I have yet to see elsewhere.

How much does this cost to do?
Creating a new automated graphic from scratch and setting up the databases for it takes between 15-40 hours, less over time. Already existing graphics can take between 2 and 6 hours to update depending on how many new features I need to accommodate for it. Tons of time is tacked on for updating databases and translating for foreign-language communities. Niantic rotates raids roughly 2-3 times per month for one reason or another. The Top Attackers by Type graphic I update every major shift, or after 3 months just to account for community days and random move changes. I'd say currently it takes roughly 20 hours of labor per month in total. The low end of pay for freelance graphic designers is 20/hour for context.

Why should I throw money at you?
Honestly, I'm not too interested in pay-walling content behind Patreon, so there's not much in the way of exclusive content you will get. Primarily I just would love to be able to do this, but I don't make enough money to afford rent and it's hard to keep doing this. Let alone as timely and regularly as most folk want. 
So, if you like my work and want to support its survival, I'm opening this page as a place for that.

If I start actually being able to afford this, I will create a website with stable links to all graphics as well as an available archive of graphics! I would also be able to expand to create graphics for Field Research encounters, Shiny Rates, Defenders, Event Updates, you name it! More languages, more features, faster upkeep. 

I also want to find the time to create a series of graphics on mental health concepts, but that won't be coming out of your bank account. But more financial freedom opens that as an option.

[edit] Small website started, you can see newer work there!
Website: https://jacemakings.com/
Goals
75% complete
I can make advanced Raid Heatmaps! Displaying a granularity in no other chart.
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