I booked a one way flight to Spokane, WA for the middle of October. I'm planning on meeting with a friend there for a week, and then... couchsurf around the pacific northwest until I find work? It's nuts, but I'm sick of feeling sorry for myself.
I'm working on a portfolio website that I'll start applying to jobs and finding clients with. I'm trying to put as much of myself into it as possible, so that I can:
1. stick out and
2. work with people who like my sense of humor and
3. actually work on the portfolio without fretting about how shitty my work is.
This is what is going above the fold:
Also, I'm sneaking this in some way or another:
I'm trying to not rely too heavily on being clever, but I've been flexing my stand up comedy muscles lately and they love an excuse to workout. Presenting the portfolio pieces is the hard part, but hey, selling yourself is an actual job and not a joke.
I'm thinking about buying Facebook ads in every place I visit to try to target people. Maybe some craigslist ads to sell myself since I'm nuts. I'm also thinking about posting it on Designernews to gain some notoriety. I don't think it's going to be designery enough to hit desginery design pages likes SiteInspire and Typewolf, but I really don't want to design for other designers. I also don't want to go boring until I know that I'm not needed in this world.
I'm thinking of this whole thing like the Giant Red Paperclip. I'm afraid I'm being incredibly naive, but fuck- it will bug me if I don't try this out once.