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Unexpected Upheaval: Job Searching

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Is it possible to be shocked, but not surprised? The company I’ve been working for the last two years, Studio C [a division of CarolinaPad] is suddenly folding. We’ve wrapped up what loose ends & salvages we can. I’ve loved working with these people, my job responsibilities, & even the commute. This company & its people allowed me to build skills, insight, & confidence in myself & my career goals. There were flags along the way leading to this, but the unexpected holiday timing is from the mega-bank that holds the credit line. As such, I’m currently job searching for … Continued

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Changing Directions for RainyCraze

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Hi, all! I’m taking RainyCraze in a new direction, so expect the website to change around by the end of the year. Truly a launch habit for me by now. Currently, RainyCraze.com is set up as a portfolio site so I could apply to graphic design jobs, with the thought of freelancing design services on the side. After getting a print production/mockup artist role last year [& being pretty good at it, if I do say so myself], I’ve gotten to know myself better & what I really find fulfilling in the design field. Examining all my previous experiences in … Continued

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Working Remotely as the New Standard

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It seems to me that if all your work is done by computer, there’s isn’t much to keep you from working remotely, especially graphic designers. Long-standing businesses with dedicated servers on-site filled with years of assets & files may have complications, sure, but plenty of workarounds exist to suite most office jobs. Maybe I’m just bitter about so many graphic design job listings in Los Angeles & New York City while I’m stuck in Charlotte for the next few years. On the flip side, design is rated among the top fields for remote working, & for freelancing it’s almost a … Continued

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Fresh Coat of Paint

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Yesterday I edited & updated all the images on RainyCraze.com with a fresh coat of paint. Digital paint. It’s the same basic color cast on all the photos using a super simple gradient map. If you didn’t notice, I care for vivid, poppin’, way-out-there colors, which I also stated on the about page. Though they’re the same photos I used when the site went live in December, I had only done some basic editing with little color correction. The image above is my inspiration for this transformation. It has served as the header on my Twitter & personal Facebook page … Continued

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