Aug '08 - Jul '09
It's been two months since I graduated from USC. I realize that it often takes new graduates, especially in the design professions, a while to find a job after they leave the relative safety of their studio, but this wasn't exactly part of my plan. Three years ago, when I decided to go back to graduate school, I didn't imagine that I'd be graduating into the worst market for designers in 18 years... or is it 27 years? Maybe even the worst market in 35 years? Or, as we like to say now, "this market is a game changer". I think this market is rewriting the rules of the design and architecture professions entirely.
But I digress... as I am no longer in school, I think that it's time that I end my tenure as an "Archinect School Blogger". After all, at one point I was writing on four - yes, four! - separate blogs, and since I'm someone who likes to do things efficiently, I would like to streamline my thoughts and efforts. Therefore, if you'll allow me just one last plug, I hope you'll continue to follow my adventures on the GreenDesignCollective, where I am still writing, as often as possible, about my Unemployment Tour of the West Coast and about environmental issues that are close to my heart. Will my Unemployment Tour traverse east of the Mississippi? Will the Unemployment Tour become an "Employment Move"? Will I solve global warming?!? Stay tuned! (And if you are one of those Twitter-people, feel free to follow me here @theGDC).
bumper sticker on the back of my car
I will, of course, continue to contribute news, forum comments, and original articles whenever possible, just perhaps not under the guise of "USC School Blogger". And to all of my Archinect friends and fellow school bloggers, I offer one last parting thought: I encourage you to "be the change you wish to see in the world". Gandhi had it right! Go forth and be good!
Thanks! And see you around :o)