Changes and Moving Forward

I’m excited to announce that a few weeks ago, I left my position in marketing at Mohawk in order to pursue a few new opportunities in project management! My main goals and reasoning were to get back into the digital/web project space, which I’ve really missed, and am so excited to continue again full-time. Over the last few months I realized I was unhappy at my former job – a combination of not having a passion for PR (a big part of what I was doing), a lack of passion/understanding for the market space I was in, generally not enjoying the workflow and type of work I was a part of. I also really missed web work and client relationships. It was a…

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My first talk aka AIGA Upstate NY Porfolio Building Workshop

A few weeks ago I was one of the speakers at the Upstate NY AIGA Portfolio Building Workshop held at The Foundry for Arts, Design + Culture in Cohoes, NY. 13 talented designers, educators, artists, and design/creative business owners talked about their experiences in the field relating to hiring, job searching, interviewing, portfolio making, and more. It was a hugely inspiring event, not just for the 80+ design students who attended, but for me, too. Events like this always remind me of why I love doing what I do. There are so many talented designers and creatives out there, and we all have something to learn from each other. This topic of life after college was especially appealing to me,…

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2014 To Do List

2013 was a great year, but it seems like it’s been leading to even great things for 2014. I’ve started making more of a presence professionally in my field; I’m comfortable taking on freelance projects and consulting gigs (and I love it!); and I’m discovering more and more of an amazing community that exists for project managers. I’ve also worked on some personal goals in the past year and accomplished a lot – more on that later. I’m hoping to keep this momentum going in 2014 and accomplish a decently-long list of to dos for the new year: Master Google Analytics (enough to make sense of the oodles of data I have access to at work). I’ve bookmarked free online…

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On “Blogging”

You might notice I’ve changed the title of this page from “blog” to “writing”. Although I lament that I hate writing at every possible chance, I think “writing” is a more accurate term for this section of my website, and a more preferable term for me. Blogging, to me, describes a place where I am expected to post in a timely manner, always refreshing my content and posting lists and roundups and scheduling posts that are planned in an editorial calendar and with a marketing purpose in mind. That’s not me. I don’t want to post according to a schedule – I want to write to make sense of the thoughts and words in my head, when they are relevant…

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Welcome

Welcome to the third or fourth reincarnation of this blog! I’ve gone from writing about my general experiences in grad school, to travel blogging, to food blogging, now to professional/career blogging. I love drawing the lines between what I do and what I’m learning from it every day – and  I think this is a great way to do it. Given the recent Digital Project Management Summit and all of the coverage that was generated from it (including a number of great DPM Summit Roundups, which I covered as well), I find it an inspiring time to start documenting my thoughts as a project manager, what I’ve learned along the way, and what I’m still learning. This summer I made a…

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