There has been a lot of changes for both Mr. Right and I when it comes to Work Life. Since I haven’t really breeched the topic of what I do for work, I thought I’d do so today! If you’ve checked out my About Me page, maybe you have an idea, but if not..no worries I’m about to give you the 411, anyway.
I graduated from college in 2015 with a B.F.A in Fine Arts, with my concentration of study in Graphic Design. While on the hunt for a Graphic Design job, I worked in fashion retail. My first job in my field was in the Mail Marketing industry and lasted for a couple years. Currently, I work for a company that specializes in infant and toddler merchandise, with my focus being on feeding and bath products (bibs, burp cloths, towels, robes, etc). Being that I am a huge fan of reborn baby dolls and shopping for baby clothes is a much enjoyed pastime for me, I was a perfect fit for this job! I began working as Jr. Graphic Designer at this company in July 2018 and have enjoyed every moment. My latest news, is that for my one year work anniversary, I was promoted to Graphic Designer / Illustrator. Yay! I have been working in this field for five years, now. 🙂 The benefits of being a salaried employee can be great with the right company and I am thankful that the employer I have, is the right kind. I do hope, though, that pay can be expanded in the future…lets face it..living is expensive!
On a day-to-day basis, I design baby bib designs that are sold in retail stores such as: Wal-Mart, Target, Buy Buy Baby, Meijer, and even some private label brands, like Ellen Degeneres. It’s pretty exciting to see what you’ve been working on, stocked on the shelves in-store. This week, was a first for me at this company, and that was going on the wild ride of the product photoshoot. I had the opportunity to work with over 25 babies, toddlers, kids and their parents so we could get great images of our products on real children. It was a long day, for sure, but very rewarding (and fun!) I’ve had experience in the past with child models, when I interned at a parenting magazine, but not such a big group at once. I am glad everything went smoothly and on time. I can’t wait to use some of the images on new packaging designs. One of my first projects here was to design exclusive packaging for our product being sold in Japan. It was awesome! I can’t wait to see some of my work hit the shelves locally, so I can have them as keepsakes. 😎
In other career news, Mr. Right has taken an unexpected blow and his current management position is being terminated. 🙁 It’s definitely something he didn’t see coming, but I had a feeling. Usually, when I have these feelings, I’m never surprised at what crops up next. Although, this may be painful at first, I know it is the push that he needs to jump start a much more rewarding career for himself. What he has learned in the past 11 years with this company will not be in vain and it can only aid him in his future endeavors. I am actually excited for him to start on a new journey. I want him to be happy waking up in the morning going off to a job he actually enjoys and (hopefully) working for people who appreciate and value him. That is my prayer for him. As for us and our finances, being that I will be the only income for a little while, I think we will be OK. It will definitely mean a complete hault to all beauty buys 😆 and only spending on the necessities. I honestly hope this new budget, can help me save money in a way. 😛 It’ll be tough, but it’ll be worth it. So, you can expect a lot of Shop My Stash type reviews on products that may be unsung heroes of the makeup aisle. My last beauty purchase has been the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Jawbreaker and Jawbreaker Mini palettes; YES! Thank God for Beautylish and their awesome flexible payment plans. I can’t wait to play with it.
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