show & tell: careers

So I didnt get a chance to post this yesterday since I was so excited about my very first giveaway. The odds are looking good for you guys right now, not too many entries, you should def go check it out!

This Weeks Questions: Careers/Your "Job"
1. Tell us what you studied in college. Is your job now related to what you studied?
I studied and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design, and today, my 9-5 job is working remotely as  Graphic Designer for a large corporation in their Advertising department. So yes, I think I studied the right thing in college!

2. Tell us what your everyday job looks like.
Well lets see, after I drive Matthew over to my sisters (yes even though I work from home, I still have my sis watch Matthew during the week while I work), I login for the day. I check emails, make sure I know my schedule for the day and if I have any client calls, and then I get down to the real part of the job. I create & design ads for the web. You know, the ones that show up on the sidebars of webpages like yahoo. And I do this for some major companies, im not at privilege to say which, but lets just say I definitely have more fun designing the ones that are for fashion and brands I like ;) 

3. Do you have a picture of you at work? Show us.
Wow, so please excuse the crappy quality, the messy desk, and the crazy bad hair.  I literally just took this photo. (unfotunately this is usually how it all looks though) Anyone notice my "My Vote Counted" sticker? Did you all vote? You better!

 4. In 10 years, what do you see yourself doing? Same thing? More? Tell us.
Honestly, I would love to continue what I do, but be on a more flexible schedule. And really I already have a very flexible schedule. I would just love to be able to work only mornings, so I could spend more time with matthew and our other children, when we eventually have them ;)

5. Tell us what you have learned, and what {if any} recommendations you may have for those looking to go into the field you are in. 
For those looking to go into the graphic design field, my number one moto is: if you are a designer, you are an artist, the computer is your tool, not what makes the art. You have to know the basics of design, color theory, layout, typography, etc, before you can even begin to use the computer. Then once you have that, you can use the computer as your tool to make great designs. (my college professors would be so proud of me! lol)

And Wow, there is actually alot I have learned being out in the real world. For one, if you find something you love to do, you dont ever have to "work" another day in your life. I know it sounds corny, but I absolutely love designing, so to me when I go to work, it doesnt even really feel like "work."
I could go on and on about all the things Ive learned, but I would rather sum it up with a few motivational sayings that help me while I work:
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  1. Jeals of working from home! I work from home on my business in the ams, then have to be at the office for my real job by 11:30. I'd love to be home in PJs working all day, lol

  2. new[est] follower. loving this post and loving your blog! can't wait to keep following along!

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