Thursday, February 23, 2012
Some Sort of Big News
I'm not sure if you guys remember how I decided to put my graphic design dreams on hold to focus on selling jewelry. I was browsing Craigslist gigs today and I found an ad for a band that needs a new logo. They are based in the Seattle area and they're a rock/metal band, which is one of my favorite music genres. So I sent off an email, expecting never to hear back. I was very honest with them and told them I'd never really designed logos before, but I am very artistic. I provided a link to my DeviantArt gallery and told them that I would do their design for free, to gain some experience and start my portfolio. Imagine my surprise when about an hour later I received an email from the band's manager saying that they would love to have me design their logo. They want something original, without skulls and wings that screams metal, looks good in color or in black and white, and will go on a variety of items. She linked me to one of the band members to bounce ideas off of. I haven't emailed him yet because today I am very sleep deprived and as a result my brain isn't working to full capacity. But I will email tomorrow and see what the band is called, for one, and listen to some of their music and try to get a feel for it. My dream job is to design album art for bands, so this opportunity is sort of surreal. While it's not exactly album art, it will go on albums. And later this afternoon, at 3, I have another appointment with the gum specialist. I have a feeling I'll be getting more stitches instead of getting my stitches removed, since the portion of gum stitched in front of my center front teeth isn't being stitched down enough to heal. So that should be fun. *sarcasm* But at least I get 40+ extra minutes while waiting to transfer buses, in which I can read my book, which is getting really good.