My Etsy shop is up and running with prints of my mid-century icon chairs! Check it out!
Here’s the final rendering of that sketch I posted the other day. I hope you like it!
Here’s a peek at what I’ve been working on today.
I’ll take them both!
Oh, and the painting of the little yellow house too!
I love these!
Here’s a little sneak peek at what I’m currently working on.
On January 2nd, I officially started as the newest Junior Designer at Lily Z Design in Brooklyn, NY. =) Here’s a sneak peak of my first project:
As promised, here is the link to my online portfolio. Let me know what you think!
It has been chaos and drama since moving to New York City, and this past week has been no exception. Thanks for that, Sandy.
Since my last post, I have launched a website via www.wix.com (which I will post a link to shortly) and I am preparing to begin a new design internship in Brooklyn on Monday morning. It is (sadly) an un-paid internship for the next two months. Two interns have been hired — myself for the start of the week, and the other for the end — and we are competing for a full-time (paid) junior designer position beginning in January. The pay will not be great, and there are no benefits or paid vacation. However, it is a jumping off point and valuable experience for my resume. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right?
Wish me luck.
I arrived in the Big Apple yesterday evening. Before leaving Pittsburgh, I had begun a dialogue with a solo designer seeking a Design Assistant. He had asked that I get in touch with him once I had arrived in the city.
Unfortunately, in reaching out to him this afternoon, I have learned that he has already filled the position. It is a disappointment, to be sure, but I refuse to lose face. I’ll just have to spend some more time tomorrow applying for other available positions.
Last week, an incredible opportunity presented itself, and I jumped on it. In two weeks, I will be moving to New York City for four months to work as a Key Holder in a pop-up store, with the retailer for which I am currently working.
This may very well be my most spectacular display of spontaneity to date. I am a planner—a maker of lists. Off the cuff moves to New York City are not at all in my comfort zone, but sometimes the biggest risks have the biggest pay-offs. How can I pass up a chance to live in one of the most influential cities in the design world? I can’t.
For the time being, plans of launching my own firm are being put on hold—but not indefinitely. I will be using my spare time while I am there to hunt down a design job, and when (not if) I find it, I fully intend to call the Big Apple my home.
It really is funny, isn’t it? I complained so much over this past year about how much I hated working in retail again, and yet without this retail job, I may never have made it out of Pittsburgh. This was the kick in the butt that I needed, but never expected. Never give up hope, and never quit trying, because sometimes opportunities are found in the most unlikely of places.