In thinking of what to write on this page, I’ve come to realize that my sojourn thus far in the world of design has been a somewhat chance affair. I didn’t originally intend to major in Graphic Design, but began considering it seriously at the exact same time my college created a specialized Design degree (rather than just Art). I also didn’t ever ‘plan’ on living in Austin (let alone Texas) or being a freelance designer, but both came about at the same time for similar reasons. I certainly didn’t intend ever to write a blog focusing on things relevant to and related to design (and for the record, I do still hate the word ‘blog’).
Well. Just goes to show what plans are worth, sometimes.
Really, though, for something I fell into half by chance, I have to say my life as a freelance designer is pretty good. I recently found an old version of one of my first portfolio sites, and it had the following list of objectives on it:
- To exercise my creativity in a satisfying manner.
- To work with people who are open, responsible, trustworthy, and preferably a bit quirky.
- To be able to support myself in comfort.
- To maintain a sense of adventure and fun in everyday life.
- To still have or make time to travel and experience new things.
The cool thing? Freelancing in design makes all of the above possible.
If you want the technical stats, my resume and other info can be found in the sidebar to the right.