Wow. The last year’s been an amazing journey both as a designer, and in terms of my life. For the last year and a quarter, i’ve been working in-house as Digital designer for an AMAZING charity,
I’ve met some wonderful people, and seriously, for feel-good working, the charity sector can’t be beaten. it’s amazing knwoing the hard work you put in has such a wonderful endpoint- delivering caring, compassionate and much-needed end-of-life care to those who need it.
Alas, all good things come at a price, and the price here was approximately 2hrs EACH WAY spent swearing at cramped trains, inconsiderate commuters, endless endless delays, and never getting home in time to make dinner for my wonderful girlfriend Rosie.
So looking to the Future, what’s next? well, i’ve been lucky enough to get a foot in the door in Brighton with a Top-drawer Email marketing agency,
Slight change of tack for me as well, moving from designer to ‘Creative developer’ working on some blue-chip clients, in a beautifully laid out, airy, open plan office five minutes from my house with what looks to be a bunch of friendly people. i start in just over a month’s time.
This isn’t the end of my work with charities though.. i figure i should give some of this new-found free time to good causes. Watch this space for more news.
I’ll also be devoting some more time to my much-missed hobbies of photography, making some short videos, and replacing the disgracefully rusty strings on my les paul with some new ones (sorry neighbours!)
I’m ALSO going to fit in a trip to corfu in between jobs. i hit the dreaded 30 in just under a month, i intend to do it somewhere sunny with cheap booze.
i’m quite possibly (according to sources) getting a waterproof camera for my birthday so we shall see where that takes me.. underwater 1080p video is the likely answer.