What I’ve Been Up ToPosted on 31
Over the past few months you would have noticed a few more guest articles than usual. The reason for this is because I’ve been traveling, job searching finding and getting a new US work Visa for my newly signed job. Here is a quick update.
As many of you know, I’m a big fan of traveling and I haven’t stopped during my time here in the USA. Apart from the 22 US states I visited in my initial few months here, I’ve since added a few more; Michigan, Ohio & West Virginia. I’ve also revisited my favourite places a few times; Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami & The Hamptons. Other places I had the chance to explore were Pittsburgh (for my TED talk), San Diego, Boston and Canada (Niagra Falls).
I was also just recently back in Australia for 3 weeks visiting friends & family, while awaiting my new visa.
My next trip is very soon & will be to Nassau, The Bahamas. After that it will be Chicago and then probably Hawaii for Christmas / New Year.
Job Searching + New Full Time Position
Over the past year and a half, I’ve freelanced full time for a number of agencies & companies including Carrot Creative, The Wonder Factory, Alexander Interactive & OpenSky. After I left OpenSky in June, I decided to find a long term, full time position so I could stay in the USA for a few more years. ie. I had to renew my Work Visa.
So for about 4 weeks in July I was job searching trying to find the right place to work in NYC, long term. After a lot of searching, many interviews, a number of offers, and some very close decisions, I finally chose to work at Ammirati, a full service advertising agency located in Union Square, Manhattan. My title is ‘Interactive Designer’ and I now work in their interactive department, specialising in UX, UI and brand development.
I’ve been at Ammirati (lobby shown above) for about 3 weeks now and am enjoying it immensely. The clientele is very diverse… one day I am working on a high end luxury brand, another day, working on a video game website. This helps things keeps fresh & fun, but it is very face paced.
You can check out Ammirati’s newly designed website, which launched just this week.
I’m still freelancing on the side, with my main focus in branding & identity design. I’ve also taken on a few interactive design jobs as well but these have been minimal, due to my limited freelance availability.
You can see some of my new work in my portfolio but unfortunately a lot of it can not be shared due to NDA’s.
I’ve always tried to keep this blog updated at least once a week and will continue to do so, however I sense that there will be an increase in guest articles due to my new job work commitments. If you have any special requests, articles to submit or suggestions, please do let me know.
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