Monday, July 03, 2006

Take it easy and if it is easy take it twice

It is never easy but sometimes things do work out.

So it happened - I got the job - they picked me.
I have worked my butt off and it happened.

I wanted to share that I got the job and am now a Quality Assurance Engineer.
aka no longer making a living in a creative field. Don't get me wrong - I love my job. I think it is the best job I have ever had.

But the thing I went to school for is no longer my occupation.

I test software. GEEK.

I use my graphic design background but it is a very different job title.

When people ask me what I do - I tell them I test software.
They no longer respond, "Oh that must be fun"
no longer do the words Graphic Designer comfort me.
Knowing that I hold onto a piece of the creative sole.

So now I will fill my time with testing.

It is still a creative job but now I don't have a piece at the end
(which I always picked apart and would have done differently left to my own in the process)

Graphic Design was becoming glorified secretarial work. Marketing telling me, "Make this a little bigger, move this a bit to the left - I don't know, what do you think..." AAAAHHHHHH. WHAT DO I THINK????? I showed you what I think, you are picking it apart with your comments. Clearly I don't know anything and you are the expert so I will just go use your 23 different fonts and make that headline bold because you have written so much on this tiny piece of paper that I am sure that making that headline bold will make all the difference in the world!!!!!!!

But I am not bitter.

Really I am not - I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for that.
Can be said about everything in life.

Okay enough words here is my drawing...
Got a new box of markers - like a kid with a new box of crayons, only these give me a headache when I breathe deeply

Sharpies on paper.

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