What do I want to do with my life? I'm not sure. I thought I wanted to do this and that, and I still do, but there's so many options!
I want to work somewhere in interactive media. Something digital. Something everyone would use. Mainly app design. I really enjoy making apps, either for tablets or phones. I'm not great with websites since that is such a big space to design for, but I can do small screens. I like creating things that have a logical process to it so maybe that's why I enjoy creating experiences because I get to speculate how users will interact with what I have created.
I want to work at a corporation or a big company. I want my own cubicle (as weird and as different as that sounds). I want to work at a place where there is huge collaborative work but also room to decide what you want to do. I don't want to work at a small firm or studio. I feel like that would be a lot of stress, which is something I don't handle very well.
I also love doing motion pieces, like motion graphics. There is this thing about that I just love. Maybe it's the technical aspect of it. Even if you have this great idea, it doesn't mean that you can translate it completely. That's something motion graphics have provided me, an outlet of these ideas. I love that motion adds another lay to a 2d image. With that said, I like flash and action scripting, which leads to coding and all these other technical knowledge, which I'm fascinated by.
Outside of design, I would like to dabble in wedding planning or something with architecture. If I had to choose, I would probably take the wedding planning route after I find a stable job in a design company. I feel like wedding planning and design goes hand in hand with one other. I also feel like what we have studied for the past 3 years can be applied to other "design" fields besides just graphic design. I could be designing weddings for one, or houses, or interior design. The list can go on and on.
So my path/goals right now is either do design at a company or do wedding planning at some company. I want to work at a large corporate company (on anything is fine), in a multimedia, interactive, experience....field. How do I get there though? I need to be accepted into companies that work on those things. Technology based companies would be great, like Garmin or Sprint. Even working freelance or finding a lesser known tech place would be fine too. Interning at a heavy tech place would be a good first step. I'm really passionate bout weddings too so I need to search for those places as well.
I interned at Gear for Sports over last summer and really enjoyed that. It's kind of been the job I want. It's a 9 to 5 job with a cubicle and a great design team. There isn't much creativity involved but you're basically designing a shirt to get screen printed, which involves a lot of technical stuff like set up of a file and coloring and it has to go through all these steps to even get to the floor to print. It was just really really cool work and I wouldn't mind doing it for a career.
Basic summary? Gotta test the waters and find places that fit me first, dabble in that area, see how I fit into it, and go from there.