When I started as a “professional” graphic & web designer in 2007, I perused galleries all over the place for inspiration, wondering what it took to make it onto these sites. I assumed these had to be well-known designers with an amazingly deep understanding of development, compliant coding, or were born with endless amounts of creative ideas. I’m not saying they aren’t those people, but it’s not all of them. I know this, because I’ve recently found myself surprisingly amongst them.
(yea I went there, I couldn’t help it. When I saw awwapp I immediately wanted to say aww snap, apologies).
Ok, this is going to be a short post, but I wanted to share and see what others thought. So I was wandering around the appstorm website and came across a post about awwapp.com, a web whiteboard for collaborating creatively using just your computer, tablet, or phone.
For the last two weeks I’ve been putting together my new résumé & several cover letters so I can start applying for jobs. I remember back when I first graduated from MSU I looked to my parents or online posts for help as far as what’s the proper etiquette for writing cover letters, résumés, & giving answers in interviews. Three years later I’m discovering etiquette for graphic design positions is totally different than that for fields outside of the “creative” industry.
It’s kinda funny how the minute you’re done with your site everyone assumes you’ll be sending out your resume the next day. Little do they know there’s a lot more than creating an online portfolio that goes into applying again for jobs. There’s a long list of things you need to get done before you go off sending your name out to every local design firm.
… & in with the new! I finally finished my site redesign, annamonroe.me, after almost a year of knowing it was going to need to be done & months of sketching, research, mock-ups, etc. There are definitely some parts I love & some that I’ll probably keep changing for the next few weeks until I can claim satisfaction.