So after two short weeks of unemployment and freelancing I’ve gone back into full-time! I’m now a visual designer at Digital Eskimo, which is just wizard. I had heard of them before, a few design mates worked there previously, and I’d always heard good things. I’m really excited to be working there, they’re not a “creative” agency, but more a strategic design consultancy. They actually do things properly, for instance they have UX designers and experience architects who do the wireframes and the like, not a project manager like most agencies I’ve previously worked at. Also the majority of their clients are educational and environmental businesses and that (their ethos revolves around sustainability and doing good), so I can actually feel good about the work I’m doing – it’s not just soulless bullshit marketing. Plus they just do websites. That’s it. No banners and no social media. It’s going to be like a breath of fresh air after working in agency land for four years. The only downside is they’ve got me working on a Mac… I miss my PC. But truth be told, I am actually kind of enjoying working on a Mac, feels a bit nicer. I don’t know, give it time and I’ll probably turn into the one thing I despise – an Apple fan boy. But on the upside they get growlers in from Young Henrys which is one of my favourite breweries. So that’s rad.
I’ve already produced some design and illustration work for them, and which I think is some of the best I’ve done (such as this penis-like worm), there’s the illustrations for the Healthy Harold pitch that I put up the other week. I’ve also just wrapped up a responsive site design and a few other smaller illustration projects, which I’ll hopefully put up before the end of the year. So yeah, I’m super excited to be working there.
Anyway, with that all out of the way, time for some soulless marketing! You can now get kids t-shirts, onesies and mugs from my store, emblazoned with my rubbish scribblings. Plus all the usual crap. Laters.