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So fresh and so clean!

Upon realizing it was my blogiversary, I took a look at the ol' archives to see what I was like three years ago. I seem so young and fresh - not my old, jaded, cantankerous and senile current self. And yet...


I've decided I'm going to be a graphic designer, or whatever you call a person who designs CD labels and cases, movie posters, etc. Yeah... about that... Some art training might have been useful.

Wish I hadn't spent all that time thinking I was going to be a librarian, because I might have made some effort to look into other opportunities - or maybe an additional major.

Last year at this time I was thinking 'I have so many marketable skills - people are going to be knocking down the door to get ahold of me.' Huh?

Dear srah-of-2001,

No art training required! Simply be hired as a web designer and emphasize and stress that you do not have any graphic design training and suddenly people will be knocking your door down, trying to get you to design posters. I suspect that all I do these days is design posters.

Three years later, concern about setting your cap on librarianship becomes concern about setting your cap on HCI and considering librarianship instead. And then realizing that I don't have a library education.

As to your concerns about being employable: You are not. And one degree later... you still probably aren't. Sorry. Enjoy living in a cardboard box, dear.


srah - Monday, 25 October 2004 - 11:22 AM
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Comments (8)

gravatar srah - October 25, 2004 - 12:59 PM -


gravatar srah - October 25, 2004 - 4:22 PM -


gravatar Jez - October 25, 2004 - 5:24 PM -

You're about the most employable person I know. Specific subjects studied don't matter to employers as much as general level of education attained. A lot of my friends are now in jobs that bear very little relation to their degree subjects.

gravatar Almond - October 25, 2004 - 7:08 PM -

Plus, even if you do HCI, it's an ALA-accredited degree!

gravatar MaTT - October 27, 2004 - 1:54 AM -

Wow, you *are* old and jaded... ;) Don't fret about an HCI job - it will come soon... if you seek it out.

gravatar roommate - October 27, 2004 - 7:59 AM -

ok, so i don't remember if i told you or not, but i am signing with a record label, which means i need a new website and some graphic design....interested? you could get that start....and LOTS of people would be seeing it. ;) you could be the next queen of websites for rockstars. ah...that sounds like a cool company name 'websites for rockstars'

gravatar srah - November 1, 2004 - 4:29 PM -


gravatar srah - November 2, 2004 - 2:33 PM -

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