I'm just going to throw this right out there into the open:
I'm on the search for a new job!
Unfortunately I was laid off by Orange Element this week, due to a lack of clients and projects. You can pretty much sum up my wide range of emotions this week with: shocked, lonely, lost, and a little bit excited.
I really loved my job, but I'm convinced I'll find something else to make me just as happy, if not happier. It's going to take some time, a lot of effort, and all the help I can get.
So! If you have any advice, leads, connections, freelance opportunities—please send it all my way.
Also, I'm not limiting myself to graphic design jobs. Though I do have a passion for design, I miss interacting with people more often. As a designer, I sit in front of a computer for at least eight hours a day, with very little social interaction. That's rough some days. (But I'm still not ruling design out, either!)
Some things I've been thinking about—could I teach (elementary? HS?)? Work at a University? In admissions? Student Activities? Event plan? Brand Market? Work in social media? Teach for America? A staff job of some kind at a Non-Profit? Back to school?
I'm not sure what I'd be qualified for. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware, and I can send you my resumé if you'd like to know more. I can also send you a PDF portfolio with samples of my design work. And if you want to donate a copy of Dreamweaver to me, I can have a website, too.
I got my last job because Garret read one of my blog posts, so I figured it's worth a shot. Hopefully I haven't already spent all of my get-a-job-through-my-blog tokens.
January 15, 2009