As far back as I can remember, I have always loved making things with my own two hands.
After high school, I studied Multimedia Design at San Diego State University and graduated in 2009…smack dab in the middle of a recession with no job prospects in sight. (Insert quarter-life crisis here.)
A year and a handful of odd jobs later, I applied for an In-House Scrapbooker / Product Designer position at American Crafts in Utah (mind you, I live in Southern California…what in the world was I thinking?!), not really expecting anything to come of it. Three weeks later I was living in Orem, Utah.
Working at my (then) dream job was an amazing, invaluable, unforgettable experience that taught me so much about design, marketing, and finding things to do on a Sunday in the Mormon bible belt.
In early 2012, I was laid off from AC. In that moment I was crushed (what am I doing with my life??), but in the big picture, it was the BEST thing that could have happened. I got to move home to California. I got to start fresh. I got to do what I wanted to do all along: pursue MY creative passions and work for myself!
And so here I am. Each workday is different than the one before. At any given moment, I could be wearing five different “hats.” The hours are crazy, the dress code is nonexistent, and I am free to take a nap whenever I need one. I wouldn’t trade this job for anything!
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