For most, this week people are nose-deep in textbooks, running on coffee alone, and making educated guesses (picking “C”) on tests. For myself, it looks a little different. My hands are covered in ink, my room is slowly disappearing into boxes, and every time I see someone outside of my classes I take a picture with them. Occasionally, I’ll spice things up with a job interview or two.
Somehow I landed an interview with one of the leading graphic design agencies in the entire world. I’m not sure what they saw in my work that stood out to them, but I will say, it was an honor when they wanted to set up an interview. I sent in a few references, some of which were my professors, they rooted me on all the way and gave me so many resources to look at and review pertaining to the company. I interviewed on Friday and waited for what felt like decades to hear a response.
Finally on Monday I got a positive response. Turner Duckworth offered me an Intern position. After I got off the phone with them, I couldn’t believe it was real. Turner Duckworth has won the most awards for branding and packaging design. They are amazing. Not to mention, full of amazing people. Everyone has already been so nice and helpful. That’s right folks, I’ma moving to San Fran, Calif. in January. Wish me luck, these guys are the real deal and I’m just a soon-to-be college grad that can’t afford dinner sometimes.
Got any advice? Shoot it my way. Have any friends up there? Tell them to adopt me. Know a great church? I’d love to hear about it.
I heard at a conference that designers are moment makers. We make moments happen. It’s time to cherish a 3.5 year moment that’s coming to a close and rejoice for what’s to come. I’m excited, scared, paranoid, happy, and even more.
Here’s some stuff I’ve been working on for the 7in7 challenge. We create 7 projects in 7 days. One project a day to inspire us and keep us motivated!