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I took a job at a software company that does very innovative work but not doing much web stuff. i had other offers at good agencies too. one full time and others contracts with big ad agencies.
I'm not sure if i made the right move as i love designing for the web. at my new job, i won't be doing too much web stuff.
Should i give it 3 months or quit now?
If you've had offers and it's what you really want to do then why hang about, go for it.
I've wasted a lot of time waiting for things to get better and the very rarely do.
yeah but there is a learning curve to this job and seems boring. that's why i don't know if it's right. I already told those jobs taht i won't be taking them too.
I'm learning new software and it's cool, but not sure what the capabilites are in terms of graphical look.
Listen to Jnr.
piperboy, give it some time, the funniest thing is that I've been happier being away from other creative types rather than mixing in with them. imo, you will not always find happiness where you would think it would exist.
doesn't seem like your cuppa tea
yeah it was a hard and rushed decision. Hopefully it will pay off.
hey JazX how r things? u married yet?
stick it out for 3 months...if it still isn't doing it for you then bail
If the pay is decent then stick it out, pretend to work, and make another assesment a few months down the road. I have definitely found that I take something away from every single job I have ever had, like it or not.
i will. it's interesting and i am learning a new software. the company is about to go public and will have stocks. not sure if it will be worth anything.
The pay is decent, i turned down a higher paying op for this one. i might be kicking myself in the butt in 3 months.
how did you end up making your decision and going with this one?
there's always something you can learn from. maybe your experiencee on working for a software company will pay off later when you do AD on online apps and what not.
it's good to do something that'll give you more edge. there are so many designers who's just done design and nothing else.
I interviewed for this job in Nov and another time in Dec. By jan they were going to make me an offer but i kept waiting. So i started looking again and last week had another full time offer and ops to work contract at 3 different ad agencies.
I had until last friday to decide and i felt kind of obligated to take it becuase i invested the time into it as well as of the learning curve.
It will be good to learn. hopefully i can do some cool stuff with my knowledge.
tahnks for your helps.
i say take this gig and learn something new. tk is so right about thhe design market flooded with people who are masters at only 1 thing when only a few are masters at many.
who is to say you cant elarn this new thing and do your own thing for your self on a personal level, this way, you can look at it with a positive look as you arent putting your mind soley on one ideal you will then make your creativity stronger and more imaginitve.
to think just because you are getting paid for a job that isnt creative would also mean that you lose your creativity.
i think the opposite, and rather losing, i feel i gain and strengthen my current experience as i would be thinking a different way going foward, this may be a straight plus so you can really focus on what it is that you love, and then do it!!!
an un-creative job may yeild more free-time or personal time to get the real stuff you want done over a creative gig as that is all you are really doing and in the end of the day lookig way foward you can easily burn yourself out and then what are you worth???
nothing!!! just a burnt out old school creative who is surrounded by a million other burnt out creatives...
take the job and still look for what you feel will be perfect.
the job is replaceable!!!!
thanks pink. i will try to learn as much as i can working here. i plan to do some creative stuff when i'm not working here. i hope i'll have time to play.
thanks for the wisdom
the real challenge is, when you have a very little room to play, how'd you take it creative and come up with an interesting design solution?
any decent designers can make Fashion/Lifestyle sites look good. it takes a real talent to make something really really dry to look sexy.
are you going incognito?!
I think i got punk'd. my job lied about stuff and now i'm going to quit. i turned down other ops for this too. fuck
do you have other options? look around first before you jump off the ship.
i had some but now they are gone, now i'm thinking about going back freelancing. i hve some of that.