The past few weeks have been quite good to me. (Sorry for not posting! I promise it will increase in the near future — keep reading.) I’m extremely excited to begin a new chapter in my fledgling publishing career. Earlier this month, I was offered the position of ‘Associate Art Director’ at Sarasota Magazine. Of course I accepted!
Though I’m sad to put my freelance career on hiatus, I think this full-time job will teach me a lot about the intricacies of running a monthly publication. I know I’m in for a ride: the magazine industry is probably the avenue of print media with the most to gain from the switch to digital, yet there still must be dedication to the craft of composing a printed page. With new theories, technologies, business models, and typography trends coming out every single day, there is a limitless amount of content sharing + advertising possibilities. How useful that I happen to adore typography, local journalism, publishing technologies, and laid-back Gulf Coast life. It get’s even better — the neighborhood in Sarasota where the historical loft building is located? It’s called Burns Square. Isn’t it a completely wonderful feeling to start a new job that is perfectly suited for you?
As I transition into full-time work, regular schedules, and downtown Sarasota life, I also want to start being much more serious about this blog, and writing in general. I want to appear mature and professional, but I also want to talk about some real ass shit. I don’t shamelessly promote this blog very much yet, but it is a joy to know that I have a place where I can share my work, explore my own thoughts, curate, analyze, inform + delight. It’s still a work-in-progress but every time I tinker with it, something amazing happens. The more this space morphs into the medium I desire, the more compelling content will follow.
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