I have been spending most of my leisure time sending in application after application for various design team try-outs. The first notification was last week, in which I found out that I hadn't made the cut for the first team I applied for, however, I was close. So close, that they offered me the position as a guest designer one month this year. I was bummed, but excited to know that I wasn't completely out of the running. And I still had applications in, who knows maybe I would make one of those teams. I had to remind myself of how many time I have seen my friends and family pursue similar goals, and get rejected more than accepted. I decided to be excited about the guest design team and just push forward.
This weekend I stepped it up, spending more time on my portfolio and really getting some good work together. I submitted another 5 applications. The news of the next team announcement was to be today. So I was utterly surprised to find an email on Monday morning to accept the position on a different sketch team, than I had mentioned before. I immediately responded YES! So now that the announcement is posted on the blog I can share my excitement here.
Each week I am given a sketch to make a layout off of. For those of you non-scrappers, a sketch would look like this:
I then turn in my layout and it is posted for readers to use as inspiration. This team should be really fun and get me to turn around a lot of pages, so that maybe I can get caught up. That is a BIG maybe.
The payoff at this point is only recognition. My blog link will be posted and hopefully it will bring more attention to my work. I will also be able to put this on my resume for other teams I try out for.
If you want to check out the announcement go here
...and the good news is that I still have other applications in. I'll keep you posted on the others :)