It's official. After a jam-packed July crammed with badge-making, pixel-pushing, fresh groceries and West Coast adjustments, I can put the one-month milestone at Majorminor under my belt. Truth be told, my time at Majorminor has been everything I thought it would be: a tight-knit studio culture with interesting hands-on projects, feedback sessions, pop culture convos, and talented studiomates, similar to FAC314 (shoutout to my UFGD 2014 fam). I'm proud to work on projects I can get excited about, and I'm fortunate to be in a place where I do what I love as a living. And in a couple months, I'll be stoked to see websites I've had a hand in come to life. In some ways, this new chapter in my life feels like an extension of my time at UF, with late nights being replaced by enticing amenities like free organic coffee and draft beer. Instead of enduring coursework, I spend my spare time exploring San Francisco and capturing its many offerings through Instagram. Though real world responsibilities remind me that this is the beginning of adulthood, reality is that I'm excited for the future.
For those graphic design students entering the last year of college, don't be afraid to make the big move to a job you want, whether it's in San Francisco or New York City. Even though there's a bit of planning involved, especially with apartment hunting, the effort will be worth it. If you're worried about finances, also keep in mind some companies offer to pay for your relocation.
Published by: Percy in Uncategorized
September 1, 2014 at 12:23 am
Hey Percy, congrats on the job. Your work environment sounds great!
Enjoying your posts about settling into San Fran (from someone who moved to New York).
September 7, 2014 at 1:45 am
Thanks Christina! I’m definitely loving the workplace. I’m hope New York’s still treating you well and Sari-Sari Storybooks is doing well! Love the post on the “Why Children’s Books Matter” exhibition, by the way.
November 12, 2014 at 6:16 am
Salamuch Percy. It’s moving very slowly, but I’m working on making more time for it again. It is a huge boost to see the illustrators’ work so far on two stories, so I remind myself of that to motivate myself to make space for the project.