Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Job: Back into the Design World at Last!!!

After a month and a half of searching and interviews I have finally landed a job! Not only did I find a job it is a job where I can use my talents and my education.

For those of you who do not know, I have a degree from Ohio State University in Textiles and Clothing with a focus in Interior Design. My first job out of college was with Dillard's in the home store and slowly I have been moving away from my love and passion of design. I ended up in an administrative assistant position that didn't work out.

My being let go from this position was a blessing in disguise. Not only did it give me a wake up call to the way the world works but it led me to a position that I am so excited to start. I will be working as a sales associate at La-Z-Boy. I will be back into the design business. Although I will not be working as a designer per say I can actually use my degree and knowledge in this position. There is also room within this company to move into an in store designer position( yes La-Z-Boy carries in store designer, I had no idea.)

I have a week and a half till I start my training and I cannot wait. I feel like a giddy school girl. Of course there are drawbacks to a sales position, like working weekends and working till 9 pm some nights, but it will be worth it.

I have been going through all my industry magazines and my text books, organizing everything so that I can access all my resources and a moments notice. Which brings me to my next thought; I will be starting to blog more about design.

Lately my bog has been dominate by my crocheting and has barely held any topics about design, my first love. This will change. Although I still love my crocheting and will keep at my Etsy Shop, I will no longer make it my only concentration. I think I put crocheting first and not design. Now I have a renewal of my design passion and have discovered that crocheting is more of a hobby and a side business. My career is design.

It took me a while to figure this out and I think I have more clarity in my life becasue of it. Crocheting will always be there, like a comforting security blanket. But I need to put more energy in my design.

Along with changes to the topics in my blog, look for changes in my Etsy shop. Interior Design will be my main focus in all that I do. I would like to offer design news, advice and answer your questions. Please feel free to comment on my blog and ask my advice on projects. Also once I start at La-Z-Boy I will post my store location and invite all of you to come shop with me!

I am so happy right now I can hardly hold it in! I hope everyone finds what makes them happy!
Have a Wonderful Day!


Anonymous said...

I will be interested to read more about what you know about the whole design world. That is what I love about reading other people's blogs; you get to learn something new that you may not even thought of researching on your own.

A. Nieman Crochet said...

I'm glad to hear that your interested and thanks for you comment.


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