Just recently The International 9, TI9, took place in Shanghai. One of the event and DOTA2’s partners, SteelSeries, released a special edition DOTA 2 mouse and pad, designed by Filipino illustrator, and a good friend of the brand – Ced Alcalde.
Ced is a personal friend and a consistent party mate in DOTA 2. Going by the name ‘noworktoday,’ he’s been one to work on DOTA 2 merch for the TI’s Secret Shop for years now, and it’s this year that he finally gets to design the graphic for SteelSeries’ collaboration mouse and pad with DOTA 2.
To top it off, it’s an honor he got to wear something by us for his artist profile on the SteelSeries website itself. From playing the game to actually working with it. Sometimes, you simply need to do it out of love, and watch things progress for the better.
When asked for tips on how to acquire such clients and the kind of work he does, he simply advises designs to put your work out there for potential clients to find. It’s definitely a very noisy digital age, but if you put out quality work, you increase the chances of attracting the right type of clients you want. If you don’t, you simply won’t be found.
Keep on creating. Do what you love. It’s a different kind of fulfillment.
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You may purchase the DOTA 2 Rival 600 and the DOTA 2 QCK Prism via the SteelSeries DOTA 2 website, if still available and in stock. To see more about the special DOTA 2 functions of the mouse, click here for a rundown.