It's officially been a month! At the start of October, I applied,
interviewed, resigned from my previous employer Funimation, moved to Austin, and started
working as a Graphic Designer for RT... all within a 2-week span. I'm
exhausted. I'm exhausted just thinking about it. BUT I'M HERE and it's
been quite a first month. A little awkward even, but I'm queen of that so what else is new really.
My first day, I was
assigned two postcards, "at least one due by EOD, but both done would be
better". That would normally be easy-peasy except for the fact that I had no fonts, no psd brushes, no clue, and not even a mouse. Literally..
like the guy before me at this desk used a trackpad. So that was cool.
But I persevered! Remember those postcards in the October RT Box? Yeah,
designed with a trackpad. Boom.
But it definitely got easier, and I adapted in a weirdly short amount of time. It's always hard starting a new life in a new city. I knew very little about Rooster Teeth, but I did know I wanted to be here. The community, the creative environment, the cool things you get to work on, (the free snacks), the fact that I've literally walked into a conference room with dicks drawn on the white board, (the free snacks). Everyone is SO damn welcoming, like for real. The design office is a little room in the back – It's dark and we don't get out much – but everyone is so so talented. I can't post the things I've worked on for you yet, since you know, most things I do are SECRETS.. but I can say I've designed some show logos, t-shirts, and some packaging projects within my short time here (so make a girl happy and look for them coming soon!)
That's all for now. Oh, also today I learned that if you take a vape smoke break and don't wedge the back door, you WILL get locked out. So that's a tip from me – onward to month no. 2!
What about you guys? What are your newbie employee stories? Share and make me feel less awkward about myself.