It’s been a very long time since I visited tumblr, but I felt it was time for an update seeing as I quite like keeping this tumblr lark going.
I probably last posted about my business venture Kaleid…It’s going amazingly well & I’m so flattered. I’ve learnt so much already in the few months I’ve had it up, both on the business side of it & actively using/teaching myself html/css. I’ve also met some lovely people through it, that I otherwise would never have met. Building these relationships has been fantastic, but also great for networking & developing the business. I now have bits of Kaleid on the lovely Charlotte’s site The Vintage Set. We’ve got some plans for March, which I can’t say anything about though yet, sorry! I’m so glad I started it - I honestly urge anyone that’s thinking of starting up a business or selling things online to do it. You learn so much more by doing.
I’ve still been applying for jobs, but as of yet with no joy. In the mean time, as well as all the Kaleid stuff, work & job hunting, I have been doing some small freelance briefs to keep on racking up the portfolio & experience. I’m doing one at the moment for a childcare business, which is very different to anything I’ve done before. I’ve found that I’m loving giving constant feedback to the client - it reassures them & yourself that you’re heading in the right direction.
Best I can hope for now is to hear back from the several jobs I’ve applied for - if not, there’s always New York to look forward to in March! Come have a cheeky look at Kaleid in the meantime?
Will pop up the actual design work for this in due course. A lot of the design work wasn’t as documented as it would’ve been for uni work, but still got some snaps to share!
So it’s been a VERY long time since I posted on here…
Since I last posted on here, I finally graduated with a 1st (woohoo!) and had my incredibly offensive text posters put up for our exhibition, which was a top night - filled with wonderful advice from industry. I also took a few trips to Soup last month to fully render my Dennis & Lois project & create a showreel to send out. After finishing my portfolio/behance/cv, things started to slow down as I started to look for a job. The most disappointing thing about looking for a job is that you don’t always get feedback about why you didn’t get it. I was lucky enough to receive feedback from one place however, which has resulted in a complete overhaul of my cv & it’s now much stronger as a result. I’m still searching, but I’ve also started a new business venture to keep my occupied in the meantime….
I don’t know if anyone else got this when they finished, but I felt at a loss not being busy, or doing any design work. I felt like I NEEDED to do something creative whilst I search for a job & I’ve just set the wheels in motion for ‘Kaleid Bracelets’. I work in an accessories shop & for the 4 (nearly 5…) years I’ve been there, I’ve always wanted to set my own online shop solving the problems I found that our shop had (I.e nice design, but not enough colour choice, crossing design styles, on trend styles etc) I’ve been learning to make different styles & getting a collection together to launch soon. It’s nothing groundbreaking & it won’t break the fashion headlines, but they’re really versatile - it will be almost like you’re designing your own bracelet. Either way you look at this venture, it’s win-win for me. As well as the creation of the bracelets/ potential money it might make, I’ve also been doing all the branding and packaging design for it - which I can put in my portfolio & on my cv. Don’t get me wrong though, I haven’t given up the job search, I just need something to do on my own terms due to the inflexibility at work at the moment.
So, I’m creatively satisfied at the moment. I will post up all my Kaleid work on here for you to take a look at & post up the twitter/facebook/etsy link when I have everything finalised. I could start now, but you should know by now I’m an anal perfectionist, so it won’t be up until I’m satisfied everything looks & is amazing. All I ask is that you give me a follow on twitter/facebook & maybe even a cheeky purchase on etsy!!?