The title is a bit on the misleading side, however I am excited to let the world know that my contract is in the process of going into a full time position. As many of you know, for the past year and change I’ve been working as a contract UI/UX designer for a company. Talks were had, papers were signed, and background check pending, and more commas and bad grammar errors in this sentence, and I’m officially a health insurance swinging UI/UX Designer! I’ve made it facebook official, but have yet to make it “linkedin” official. Once I start on August 1st I’ll make that announcement and the sea of recruiters MIGHT stop hounding me. Naw, they’re cool. I’ve gotten a few side projects from recruiters wanting me for full time gigs. Sometimes its panned out, other times I wish I would just stack those mails in the depths of linkedin inbox hell.
Now that I’m making that permanent transition, people have been asking me “What now?”. A few clients are worried I might be ditching them for the big time. This couldn’t be further from the truth! I’ve been working 40 hours a week as a contractor and now I’ll be working 40 hours as a full time employee. Nothing will change! I’m still designing. I’m still developing. I’m STILL doing what I’ve been doing on the side. Do I make a discount event? Free consultation? Free sit down? No need. I’ll give anybody 15 minutes on the phone.
I am however starting to get back to recreate my portfolio page to further promote my freelance business. I spent to much time dancing around my branding trying to make things perfect that I way overshot my timeline AND have nothing useful to show for it. For sake of timing, I plan on putting up a simple WordPress portfolio site promoting everything.