Hello and welcome back.
So it has been a little while since I wrote a post but not too long. I think at this point it is ludicrous to think that I could post on a regular basis.
At this point I am getting ready to start the term again for my final year. I am really looking forward to getting back into a familiar routine, as the duration of the summer I was staying with my old foster carer because I had a work placement for the whole summer that was local to her. This was definitely out of the normal for me but I had a really great time. The placement was so great and I actually got to do a lot of good work, all of which can be seen on the portfolio section of the site. The other really great upside to being back in the south for the summer was reconnecting with a lot of friends from my school years. I think that this time I am going to try harder to stay in touch with them and actually meet to do things. Previously I have been piss poor at staying in touch with people, and although I had grown up with these people, I had still been completely cut off from them for at least 2 years if not longer. Going back to uni is going to make a nice change from the last 3 months anyway.
I think at this point the only appeal of going back to uni is that fact that I just want to get this degree over with. I was planning on doing my masters afterwards but it now looks like that is not going to happen. Since having that plan, Loughborough seem to have scrapped the MA programme that I had my eye on. I would still like to do my masters if I can find the right one. I think this is more because I am terrified that I am not ready for being a real adult out there in the big wide world especially with the current climate in the UK. If I had my way, and everything wasn’t super expensive and loaded with debt, I would go all the way to getting a doctorate! Probably because I think it would be hilarious to be able to say you had a PhD in art and call myself Dr. Coutts.
I think wha t I want upon graduation is to be able to be in a position to be freelance from the get go rather than have to work for an agency or company, however I appreciate that this is extremely unlikely, and it is much more likely that I we have to work in an agency first. I would still prefer an agency over an inside department to a company though. Although working this summer has been fantastic I don’t think that is the environment that I would like to work in for my career. The other consideration is that I would prefer to lean more on the side of illustration with animation but in the corporate environment it is all graphic design for marketing and internal communication.
At this point I am going to be totally honest an say that I have absolutely no clue what is going to happen next for me and where I am going to end up. I mean, I barely even know what I am having for dinner each day let alone what I am going to do for the rest of my life. At this point it is even harder to know what I am going to be doing to be doing because of the current situation in the UK it makes job security and career options even more uncertain.
Anyway, that enough heavy content. I am currently writing this on a plane from Lisbon and my computer is on 1% so…