What I Do

May 6, 2013

I guess I'm about a week late on Jenni's Blog Every Day in May challenge. I planned on joining in on this the first day, but since when does anything I plan ever go right? Hardly ever. I guess I like to show up fashionably late.

(I wanted to have a picture to add so you get a bathroom selfie I took this morning haha)
Update: I just realized I totally misread the question and answered the opposite of what was asked, hahaha. Oops.

 So, what do I do? I'm a graphic and web designer. I've been designing for 10+ years now. I spent the last 3.5 years working for a web development company until I was laid off due to budget cuts. After that, I started working from home doing freelance and as an independent contractor for a popular blog design company.

Now, I've worked in the Marketing Dept at the Verizon Wireless Regional Headquarters in Little Rock, AR as a graphic/web designer for the past few months. And I. LOVE. IT. So far this is the best job I've ever had and I would be perfectly happy here for many years to come. My coworkers are fantastic, my boss and managers are wonderful, kind, and understanding. The environment in general is just amazing. It's very laid back, yet professional. We have fun, joke around, but we also get our shit done and do it well. The talent here is phenomenal. I feel very blessed and grateful to be a part of this team.

More specifically, I mostly design graphics for the homepage and accessories page. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to show anything (otherwise I would) but if you go to Verizon Wireless' homepage or accessories page, a couple of the current slides were some I've done :)

When I'm not at my 8-5 job at Verizon, I do freelance work at home. Since I have my son, I work during the week at night from about 9:00pm-12am and then varying times on the weekends (depending on whether or not it's his dad's weekend to see him). So, if you're interested in a blog, web, or branding design just shoot me an email at thedarlingblog@gmail.com

I absolutely love what I do and I'm so glad I'm able to get paid to do what I love. There's a quote that goes something like "It's a wonderful thing when a passion and career come together." That is so, so true. Do what you love and you will love what you do!


  1. I love your blog's design, can definitely see your designer hand in ti!

  2. Love to find more bloggers entered this challenge! :)
    You're super talented! and I hope that I'm in right beginning of where you are now! :)
    The quote is so so so true! Will borrow it! :P

  3. It's OK if you are late AND if you read the question 'wrong'... you are just adding your own flair :)

    How great it is to be paid to do what you love! I am in the same boat, and I know we are blessed.


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