This past 2 weeks have been crazy. I don’t know where to start. A girl had a seizure at work just one row behind me and another girl quit when she went on break and just never came back. I got reprimanded for leaving my computer for 5 minutes just to go to the bathroom. I had two different supervisors tell me that if I’m to use time for the bathroom that I have to subtract it off of my breaks.. wait..what? This call center job is horrible. Which brings me to my main point.
A local school, Dickinson College, is hiring a graphic designer.. I jumped at the opportunity and immediately applied. I also sent them a hard copy of my portfolio/ resume/ coverletter. I know I could do the work they need and it would be a lot of fun. It also would be a giant step in the right direction and I’d try my hardest to make sure my work is on point. I called them to make sure they got it, they said “Yes” and that was it. I’m waiting till next week to call them back and see what’s up over there.
Also, a friend let me know that S&M bikes is hiring a graphic designer. S&M is based in Santa Ana California. I figured I’d apply even though it’s a shot in the dark. Why would they hire someone from the east coast? I’m sure there’s plenty of good designers between here and there. Then I started to think about it..I designed for Van (2x4) who rides for Fit which is an extension of S&M. I mentioned on the cover letter that they can use him as a reference. Also, When Van took me out to interbike the other year I got to meet all the S&M employees in attendance. I stayed mostly in their booth. I even went with them in the S&M cargo van to do a little shop visit. It was awesome. everyone seemed really cool. A girl by the name of Michela was really nice to me and made me feel welcome.
I started to entertain the thought of having either job and my life seemed so much brighter. I feel like I’m just treading water right now waiting for something to come by. The Dickinson college design position would be a great opportunity to really get my foot in the door as an established Graphic Designer. Working at S&M would be more like a childhood dream coming true. They are the biggest manufacturer of bmx bikes in America! The whole company seems to have a sweet attitude and they continue to get the job done right. Not to mention they are in California, I’ve been wanting to get out there to at least visit and I have no idea when I’d actually have the means to do so.
I’m hoping to hear back from either soon.
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- keepvintagecheap said: that’s awesome matt!i feel the same way right now and it’s totally inspiring to hear someone taking such awesome progressive steps! and you’re an awesome designer/person so i know something great will happen for you!
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