Hi, I'm Melanie, and I run DisjointedImages.
Now, most folks know me as the button person at various Anime Conventions - I sell pre-made designs but will do on-the-spot anything you want commissions and press it into a button while you wait.
I have over 100 unique buttons, all designed on the computer personally. I also offer to take cosplay photos and turn them into buttons as an easy souvenir. When I'm not at a convention however, I do button sales through my website, and am a professional photographer; landscape, fine art, and portrait/special event work.
Both of these businesses rely heavily on a good computer system, one I used to have....
Earlier this year, my main desktop computer had a massive hardware failure, and after some testing, it appears that the main hard drive was affected as well. While I do have some backups, I was actually in the process of doing a bi-annual data transfer, meaning everything is locked up either on one bad drive, or one drive I cannot get to for fear of corrupting it. While I'm not able to recover the main hard drive myself, I have confirmed that it should be restorable by a professional company.
This is where I'm turning to you for help. I am hoping that you guys can help me get my system back up and running so I can continue providing awesome artwork and photography.
In exchange for your support, I've got something to give back to you. You'll see each of the donation tiers have a perk. I do basic to intermediate photo repair and restoration as well as minor photo retouching (blemish removal, color correction, etc), examples of which are in my video. Most perks to be delivered sometime after January, when I have had time to rebuild the computer and set up my workstation again.
Remember, even if you can't donate financially, you are still helping by using the links to share this page with everyone you know!
If you have any questions, just email me and I'd be happy to discuss!