The posters that I did for BottleRock Napa Valley (:
The posters that I did for BottleRock Napa Valley (:
Recently, I was given a great opportunity to design a poster for a band that would be performing at BottleRock Napa Valley. Which turned in to designing 4 posters. And has now turned in to also designing for one of my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers.
Been working hard on this poster for the past week. Three others to design. By tomorrow.
So. I start my full–time, Monday to Friday job in 12 days. I have also been freelancing for my aunt’s graphic design studio and another creative agency while designing posters for BottleRock during the downtime that I have before I start at Stella & Dot.
I’ve come to realize that I have too much work to do before this Friday.
I have two logos to design, a corporate package (letterhead, envelope, business cards) with two concepts for each, and 24 icons for a technological company to design for my aunt’s studio.
I also have an interactive graphic and white sheets to design for the creative agency.
And let’s not forget the 4 hand–done posters I am designing for different musicians that will be performing at BottleRock.
All. Before. This. Friday.
It’s really my fault for taking on so much, but hey…I can’t really say no to jobs right now. I need the experience and I need to get back into the flow of things before I start working full–time. Juggling all of these projects will get me ready. I know it.
I’m just starting to panic.
But I’ll be okay.
Today has been amazing.
Scratch that. This week has been amazing!
I’ve had interviews every day since Monday, for full–time roles and contract jobs. And while I won’t be hearing back from the full–time roles for a week or two…or three, the interview I had today ended up with me being hired on the spot.
Yeah. It’s just a month–long contract, but there’s always the possibility of an extension if I kick butt. And I will. At least I’ll try my very best to kick butt!
I was also able to go to an art store a few cities over (which was on my way back from the interview, so I thought…why not?) and get supplies for these posters I’m designing for a music festival this May. This is such a great opportunity and it came from a lovely friend, that immediately contacted me when the studio she works at asked for local designers.
Ahhhhh. I’m so giddy. And I know I need to sleep because I have to finish up a freelance gig tomorrow, along with finishing up the typography flip book (which I finally got more micron pens for) and the posters. BUT I’M SO HAPPY!
Some big things are happening in the near future for me (: and I’m getting some crazy thoughts (as in, possible side–projects that will most likely turn me in to a robot)…ahhhhh.
I have two interviews next week and a possible contract job…one of the jobs that I am interviewing for, along with the possible contract job, will get me so much closer to my dream career in package design. You have no clue how nervous I am.
This is make it or break it time.
While I haven’t heard back from the job in New York, I am so ecstatic for the interviews that are coming up. I hope I do well. I hope they like me. And I hope that my dreams will finally start coming true.
I am so giddy I just want to dance even though it’s 1:24 AM (I CAN’T SLEEP!!!! I AM SO GIDDY!!!!).
Besides that…I have some freelance and pro–bono jobs in the works that I cannot wait to start/make a dent in. Ahhh.
Life. I am loving you.
Here’s a small look at how I do what I do.
I’m currently working on this typographic flip book that will be sold to raise funds for cancer research and charity : water through Big or Bigger. It’s fun. But there are also moments where I’ll hold on to my right hand and whimper a bit, thinking, “Just keep going. You’re okay. You can do it.” I think I have 18 pages done…about 18+ more to go.
I applied to the job in New York.
Just did it.
I don’t know if I’ll get the job or what I’ll do if I get the job (obviously find a way to move out to New York—but I meant about my family). They probably won’t be supportive of this. At. All. I hope that they understand I’m doing this because I feel that I need to and that it’ll be a good move for my career if it does fall through.
Either way though…I really want to work with the organization that I applied to—even if it’s as a pro–bono designer or a “commissioned project” kind of deal—although, the full–time designer role would be amazing to land. I just want to help in any way that I can…and while I am not exactly swimming in funds and time right now, I can at least volunteer my talents and a few hours of my
day night early morning to the cause if they will take me.
Just thinking about moving to New York makes this California girl nervous.
But I want to take on this adventure like no other.
I haven’t had the best of luck lately when it comes to getting the truth from people. But I’m going to wait it out and hope that I’m worth the truth to this person.
It’s been forever since I’ve posted anything on Tumblr…but here’s something from my sketchbook!
Took a break from being productive. And can I just say, looking at all the projects I’ve done in the past 2 years is slightly off-putting. Completely petrified thinking about graduation approaching in 8 months.