If you’ve been over to my facebook page (which you probably haven’t because I am TERRIBLE at updating it, though I am swearing now I’m gonna do better) then you already know that I have a new portfolio up on rachelanndesign.com
Many of you know I have been working full time this past year while also trying to keep some of my contract projects on the side. I’ve been almost constantly working on some of the technical documents that Ameraguard needed re-branded, and I’m still working with H&M Real Estate on smaller project that need every once in a while. However, I haven’t been able to really focus on doing my own projects, updating this blog, or my own website because a ton of my time was devoted to my full time job.
However, in August, after many conversations with my husband, my family, my friends, and myself, I decided it was time to put in my notice and finally do what I had been waiting to do since I graduated from UT in May of 2010. I am applying to MFA programs for graphic design!
Everything is basically ready at this point. I’ve finished all of the application pieces (with the exception of the final rounds of editing my essay). My last day at work is November 16th, and I hope to know by then if I am in to my first choice school. It’s all really exciting considering I tried to this once before, but was never able to actually go. I’m really hoping that this is going to be a launching pad for me to dig deep and do what I’ve always wanted to do (but been terrified of), which is start my own, honest to God, real-live business. It’s an exciting and scary prospect, but it’s one that has been writhing around in my brain for at least a couple of years now. If any of you have ever heard of Tara Gentile, you’ll know why I feel so strongly about taking this step and getting it done. She is a wonderful inspiration to anyone who wants to start their own business, and I highly HIGHLY reccommend you sign up for her emails if you have even the tiniest inkling that you might want to do something like this.
So that brings me back to the portfolio. After neglecting my website entirely, and leaving up my old portfolio, I hope you’ll enjoy seeing what I’ve been doing over the past year since there is finally something new to see. You’ll see some oldies in there, but remember this is for my application, mainly, so I was trying to show a bit of a progression. Anyway, I welcome your feedback on it, and please feel free to look around at some of the new pieces on the website as well.
Until next time,