There’s just… no posts today.
So perhaps it may be interesting to talk about my path as an artist. From degree to present day. Abridged version of course. And to hear from other designers and their paths.
- Community College Associates in the arts (hey, you have to start someplace. College is expensive)
- First job was as an animator working on an education kids series called “The adventures of young Thomas Edison”
- Employed by a pretentious photographer designing wedding albums. Mastered Photoshop and won a local award for creative album design.
- While getting my portfolio printed, the shop owner offered me a position. Struggled with the concept of Indesign and vector graphics tremendously, was clueless on setting a file up for print. Eventually learned the ins and outs of the trade. Little did I know, I would never leave the industry.
- Completed Bachelors degree from Rutgers University. (AAS degree just wasn’t cutting it anymore)
- Hired by a large magnet printing company in a busy city. Went from a pre-press technician to managing the company’s newly constructed in-house print facility. (mastered Indesign and print production)
- The business was sold, and times were desperate. Worked nearly 4 years for a popular office supply print company
- After being at my wit’s end, found a job at a large trade printer with big toys. Upon hiring back the gentleman I was positioned to replace (seriously?) it was obvious that we had conflicting management styles, and I was let go.
- Goes BACK to working for popular office supply print company with a promotion (I know)
- Arrived at wit’s end once again, and upon inquiring about starting my own business, and realizing I hadn’t anywhere near the assets to do so, I was informed of a position for production manager/art director for a new start up. Located literally moments from my home. And here. I remain to this day.