For anyone interested in what I’ve been up to after graduation, here’s where I’m at:
I work at Cube 3 Studio in Lawrence, MA as a Project Coordinator. I sometimes think that I’m always busy and there’s always a lot of work to do, then I remember how busy I was just a few months ago, and this doesn’t seem so bad! Being part of a project team is of course very different than doing everything myself and it’s amazing what six people can get done versus one! Cube 3 is full of a lot of people who work hard and play harder and I’m glad to be part of their team; though, I often miss the out-of-this-world creativity and imagination stretching I felt during school. So I started designing things on my own. I’ve always had an affair with graphic design and decided to feed more into that interest in the past couple of months by looking into designing and selling some artwork online. I use Society 6 to showcase some of my digital paintings and collages that I like to do in my down time (since I’m not used to having down time) which is a great creative outlet after racing the clock and battling with the computer all day at work.
To anyone who may be graduating soon or are unsure of their choices post-design school, I say that if you’re really not sure what to do, you can probably do almost anything and be at least content. Hopefully you’ll find a work environment that will feed you inspiration and you’ll figure out what you truly are looking for in the near future. I advise soon-to-be graduates not to stress too much about the issue of finding a job after school; even if you don’t like where you end up immediately, you can always take up a side gig like I did (though it’s mostly for fun). I’m still deciding on my “dream job”, but I think I’ll stick where I am for a while.
Please feel free to comment and question on this blog. I hope it’s been insightful and helpful to prospective and current students and anyone interested in the life of an M.Arch student at Wentworth.
Of course, I’ve attached some images of the designs I’ve made in my down time.