I am a new designer and new to the site. I have one finished game and about a dozen in the works with one about to be completed.
I am one of those guys who has designed games for years and only recently discovered TheGameCrafter so I have only recently put my ideas to the test and produced anything. I recently had a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund the promotion of my recently released game and have been selling on TGC with some pretty good results.
I am a soldier (Currently in Kabul, Afghanistan) and designed my latest game in what little off-time I have over here so I am pretty proud of that accomplishment. The game is a lot of fun (I am a bit biased ;) and we have been having 'game night' out here with the troops every few days to play the game. It's been a lot of fun and has only pushed me further towards more complex and interesting design ideas.
I draw all of my own games and do everything pretty much on my own. Of course, I couldn't do much of anything without my friends to help me playtest.
I am excited to find BGDF and look forward to interacting with the community. When I get home to the States in a few months, I plan on getting more aggressive with publishing my games and going to cons to help promote them.