And the job search begins! 100%. I say that since I actually started sending out applications in August, but I had a few trips to visit family so I was only about 50% looking at that point. And then I caught a cold which led to a double ear infection (of course!) which is only finally on the mend.
I'm hitting an interview gathering later today. And I'm READY! I've got my little leather binder with notepad and pen, extra resumes printed, and my business cards at hand. I even went out and bought some updated clothing pieces for my interview. My only issue is my hair.
I've been on a multi-color kick since just before I graduated. My natural hair on top, but it bleeds through different colors as you go down. My last color was Lisa Frank inspired so it was dark brown, to purple, to blue, to pink. It's fading now, still looks nice though, but I'm reluctant to color it yet till I know what potential employers are okay with. Today I'll just make sure to have my hair up professionally and if they ask, I'm okay with turning it back to my natural color. But if they are okay with some color. . . well, let's just say I'll probably be having some more fun with it. It's tasteful, not like crazy hair, but a little funky. . . to me at least.
I still need to do a little work on my portfolio online, but I've already done some preliminary updates on it, so I think it's as good as I can get for the moment. My plan, ultimately, is to update the Design section of my portfolio to have my works laid out into sections as projects rather than just final pieces. I think it makes sense since some of the stuff I have worked on is branding related or template work for certain items.
For example, the Corn Hole Mini. Right now, I'm showing the advertisement for the item. But I also created the template design and the proof template which other artists used when proofing for customers. The main designs listed in the ad were designed by myself as well. Wouldn't it make sense to have a preview and then link to a page or popup which displayed all these elements tied together as part of the project? I think so. I just haven't worked out the logistics of it yet. I have a vague idea, but I'm not sure if complicated coding might be necessary for what I'm thinking just yet.
I'll work it out though. I always do in the end.