Part-time Work

Recently I got hired by a local web shop for some part time web design and programming work. It’s not as glamorous as some things in the industry, but it will help me pay the bills, get web experience in an office (since apparently even with a reasonable portfolio, you still need office experience), and they expect to give me full time when they have the budget. Thanks to Justin Kessel for helping get me hired! ^_^

So today I had my first day at work. There were a lot of computer problems, which I guess is to be expected on any first day, and I ended up going home early so they could figure out the issues. I did get a little done though, in addition to figuring out their system – mostly working on wallpapers for a local band’s site. I got one finished, and the others will probably just be photos cropped to wallpaper size. I’m fairly pleased with the way it turned out, but you won’t get to see it until they post it on the band’s site. Definitely nice to have artistic freedom (as long as it fits with their general style) and just mess around in Photoshop! Hopefully their fans will like it too.

The company has lots of coffee, a soda fountain in the kitchen, and are located in my hometown’s sort of hipstery downtown. I can take the bus to work every morning and evening from my parents’, work three full days per week as I see fit, and in the evening I could theoretically go to one of the neighboring bars and have ridiculous cocktails. Could definitely be worse!

2 Responses to “Part-time Work”

  1. Nate
    | Reply

    I am glad you have some work. It sounds like a really nice place to be! I am kind of jealous, though my own work environment isn’t bad.

    • ellen
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      You would like it, and probably fit in with the programmers. Today I heard them talking about Portal 2, Uru, Left 4 Dead, Jonathan Coulton, and Battlestar Galactica, and that was just while I was around them. The two in the back room are also very quiet and geeky it seems. ^^ They are looking for another programmer I think…

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