Okay, so at my first job-job I had my own office which is totally unheard of in the agency world, from what I understand. I had a door that closed and everything. Two chairs in front of my desk so people could come see me and have meetings and all that jazz.
Here in Austin, everything is open, we all sit at desks that are bunched up into groups of four.
So I guess I’m not actually saying goodbye to the cubicle nation, seeing as how I’ve never actually worked in a cubicle.
A look at where I started… my office slash storage unit at my first job. Yay for crinkle paper (that’s what’s in the big boxes) for client product mailers!
Zoom in on my cutesy pictures and stuff, making it feel homey.
This is what happens at WCG if you don’t do your TPS reports in time (or you know, analytics reports). Courtesy of the one and only Greg Matthews.
My set up in Austin:
Everything got better when Aviator Duck got here:
I mentioned before that Chicagoland Skydiving Center is my first client of sorts, as I’m a contractor, not an employee. I’m working with them on a full-time basis, but over the next year or so, I’ll be working on starting my own company, 3Ring Media, which will cover a bunch of stuff.
Right now, it’s an LLC that I’ve filed and have paperwork for. 🙂 Eventually, I’ll get a logo designed, a website built, a business plan put together and I’ll start taking additional clients. If I don’t suck, hopefully that will include skydiving coaching, some social/digital/emerging media consulting (education vs. execution) for smaller businesses, working with young pros on getting their resumes up to snuff, etc. This is all in it’s embryo stage, but I’m excited to be self-employed and carving a career path that allows me to live a lifestyle that will be rich and fulfilling and can shift and change as my interests do.
And with that, my office could look like any of the following:
Since we’re only living in Illinois April – November during skydiving season, my winter office could be here:
Or possibly here:
So here’s to the next chapter! Weeeeeeee!
And I’ll leave you with a little love from Ms. Summer