2015 the year without a plan, unpredictable, stressful and exciting. It’s the first year without a set path, no idea what I will be doing or where I could be by the end of the year.
Since graduating I decided to take time out to ‘find myself’, predictable for a graduate yes, but years of boundaries and plans had made me to comfortable and settled with who I had become and the routine I had adopted.
Rather than stress about not finding the ‘dream job’ straight away I’ve found it important to take a step back and think what I wanted to do for myself. I thought I knew what it was whilst at university but it’s a whole different game when you’re out of that bubble and into the wider world. I get the question “What do you do? Where are you working?” Every week, as I’m sure most graduates in the creative field do.
Making the decision to travel, intern and freelance after university was and still is daunting. There’s no big set plan, I have goals and ambitions yes, huge ones, as do most people. However I live and work day by day, I have plans for work, as does any successful individual or business but there’s no set path, I have no idea what I'll be working on or where I will be by the end of the year. This is something I’ve learned to love and embrace, this is what design is about, unpredictable and exciting.
The first month of 2015 was full of planning and new ventures. All the research and work have started to come together, now moved into a new industrial studio there’s finally space to grow as a creative. Whilst work is a priority, I’m going to be taking time out to travel - spending time and collaborating with a range of people in different countries and creative fields. This journal will be a continuous output for you to keep up to date with events, lifestyle and fashion reviews and original content from people and businesses I meet along the way.