January 23, 2012

Career Goals

With so many different lines of work available, it's really hard to just state what my dream job would be. It almost seems like a bad idea to try and imagine a job were everything is perfect. I'm still also a bit unsure, waffling about it. I have lot of interests, and and open to lots of possibilities.
Ideally I would love a job where the design process relied heavily on the design research done for it. I love the researching topics and cultures and being able to collect all the data into a visually pleasing tool that can be used as an aid for further designing. It's something really rewarding to me! And then the artifacts that are created are tailored for the audience.
I also would really like a place where the tactile nature of design is still preserved. Although I'm cool with both print and digital medium, something about print work still draws my attention more strongly.
I also want to work somewhere that is professional, but still remains light-hearted. I love design that can make a person crack a smile. Not goofy, just fun or clever (because there is a difference!).
And finally, to be completely blunt, I want a job that doesn't consume my life. The nights of 3-hours-of-sleep need to stop once I'm out of school. I will be a dedicated worker where ever I go, but when I go home I want to BE HOME, not work from home. Is that horrible?

Gotta straighten up, that's for sure. One thing that I realize as a weakness of mine is being persistent and a go-getter. I need to work much harder, and get in connection with more people. And then not lose contact, hah. Not gonna get a job anywhere if I'm just sitting in my apartment. Take every opportunity and see everything as a stepping stone to get in touch with the right people and the right career!