I need a full-time job. If you know anyone looking for someone with the following qualifications, please send them my way! P.S. Although I think it’s important to list certain qualifications, I will never agree with companies who base whether they want to hire you or not solely by words that are printed on a piece of paper, whether it be a resume or a diploma. People are more than their past and capable of anything in their future.
- BA in Graphic Design (I graduated cum laude, so I is kinda smart)
- I worked at Go Merch for almost 2 years doing everything from designing webstores for bands to creating mock ups of merch items. I also did some freelance merch design work for Pete Wentz’s line, Clandestine Industries, as well as Paramore, The Wonder Years, and my clothing line, Truck Stop Jukebox. You can check out my portfolio here.
- I also worked at Snookies Cookies & More as a customer service rep for about 5 years, fulfilling duties such as taking orders over the phone (and calming people way down when there was a problem with delivery), running the retail store solo on weekends, shipping packages all over the US, and doing miscellaneous design work (ie gift certificates, e-mails, signage, etc.)
- I was a Social Media Intern at Vagrant Records for almost a year, making sure the bands’ social media sites were up to date with info like tour dates, release dates, etc.
- I love arts & crafts. LOVE. I could spend an entire afternoon at Michael’s just wandering the aisles of beads/stamps/yarn/paint/etc. I’m like a kid in a candy store there. If you need someone to craft with, I’m your girl.
- I also love music. Like, a whole lot. I’m pretty sure I’ve spent my hypothetical future kids’ college fund on anything and everything music related. Concerts, vinyl, gig posters, you name it. If you run a record label, are in a band, need someone to help in a studio*, I’m your girl.
- Do you have a Corgi? I wish I had a Corgi. I wish I had a bunch of Corgis. If you have one that needs to be walked, played with, or just cuddled, I’m your girl.
- I like to think I’m pretty good at coming up with ideas. I’d write some examples here, but I don’t want anyone to steal them. Who knows, one day I might actually have the funds to turn my ideas into actual things! But seriously, if you run a business that might benefit from some creative solutions, I’m your girl.
- I like to make people laugh. Probably to a fault. If I think you’re having a bad day, I will totally make a fool of myself just to make you smile. I can’t guarantee you won’t feel some sort of secondhand embarrassment, but I can guarantee you’ll forget what was making you sad. If you need a personal clown (but without the makeup because let’s be real, that would be scary), I’m your girl.
- I like to make things. All kinds of things. Here’s a list of some of the things I’ve made/built, excluding items from IKEA (because I’m pretty sure everyone has built a piece of IKEA furniture at some point in their lives): a skate ramp and a table made of skateboard decks, some ceramic sculptures (including a bust with hair made out of broken records), guitar pick earrings, oil paintings, screen printed t-shirts, greeting cards, and misc. gifts** If you need someone to help you make something, I’m your girl.
If you took the time to read through that, thank you. If you actually choose to hire me because of anything I’ve mentioned above, I sincerely thank you and can’t wait to start working for someone who was willing to take a chance on someone who posted their “resume” on Tumblr. In closing, I like to think I’m a dependable, loyal employee, like a Golden Retriever. Except I’m not blonde, and I walk on two legs instead of four. I realize this is far from conventional, but conventional just isn’t me. I want to find a job that doesn’t feel like a job. That does not mean I don’t want to work hard. It’s actually the opposite. I want to love my job so much that I can work harder than I ever thought I could.
*I don’t have any studio experience. Zilch. Nada. But I do however consider myself a quick learner! Also, see #9. I could definitely be good company for all that down time.
**I don’t like to brag, but I think I’m pretty good at picking gifts, too. This is solely based on the tearful reactions I’ve gotten from those receiving said gifts, but they could have all had something in their eye at the time. If you need someone to find/make the perfect gift for your mom/dad/brother/sister/cousin/baby/dog/etc., you already know - I’m your girl
My mom turned 50 today, and I wanted to thank her for being such an amazing mom/friend/partner in crime. So I decided to surprise her by renting out the local ice rink. Ever since I was a little girl, I remember her saying that she wished she could have been a professional ice skater. We would watch the competitions on tv, and she would just swoon over the beauty, elegance and grace that the skaters exuded as they twirled and flew across the rink. 50 is a big deal, and I wanted her to remember it! So I blindfolded her and drove her to the rink. She had no idea where we were - success! She got choked up as I took her blindfold off and she realized where we were. We walked in, put on our skates, and hit the ice. A playlist of all her favorite songs played through the speakers as my mom glided across the ice.
As my mom thanked me with tears in her eyes, I knew that no matter what I ever did for her, I could never repay her for being the mother that she has been/is to me. But it doesn’t hurt to try :’)
And just like that, The Office is over. I laughed. I cried. Then I cried some more. I have to admit that I stopped watching it when Steve Carell left, but I’m so glad I caught up before tonight’s finale. It was so heartfelt and wrapped up everyone’s storylines very nicely.
Fave quote of the night goes to Mr. Andy Bernard - “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good ol’ days before you’ve actually left them”
SPOILER: I’m so glad they brought Michael back (and that he has a bunch of kids!)
Hey guys, I’m trying to raise some funds for my mom’s 50th birthday surprise. Her birthday is in 2 weeks, and I have an idea for something really cool, but really expensive (being out of work doesn’t help either). She means the world to me though, so here I am selling my signed Honda Civic Tour EP. It pains me a little, but anything for my momma <3 So please bid on it, and help me make her 50th a really special one! If I can raise enough and am able to pull off the surprise, I’ll post pictures! Bid on it here!