Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hot Doggin' for Charity

This is an illustration I was "commissioned" to do (free of charge) for Morgan Stanley to promote their annual Operation Christmas Child fundraiser. Why is the hot dog wearing jeans and eating cake you may ask? Well, that requires some explanation. This character was part of a poster placed around the office to remind the employees that there would be a hot dog lunch, donated baked goods and casual Friday. Operation Christmas Child* is just one of the many charities the office promotes and I'm happy to be of service any time they need a hand jazzing up their fun yet informative signage.

*Feel free to click on the link to learn more about this worthy cause.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Self Employed

As I've mentioned before I now find myself self employed. I spend my days slaving away at my home office. I find myself doing architectural design, graphic design and web design. The best part is that I find my work to be very fulfilling however the down side is that I get to handle all my own IT problems. So do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks? What are the perks of self employment you may ask? Well, here’s my top ten list of reasons:

1. Being your own boss means setting your own hours
2. Your commute consists of walking from one room to another
3. A very lax dress code (clothing optional)
4. Safer than crab fishing the Bering Sea, speaking of which you don’t miss your favorite daytime t.v. shows
5. Welcome to a world where those “questionable websites” aren’t blocked- yes I mean Facebook, of course
6. You are on a first-name basis with the mailman
7. You can listen to your music as loud as you please
8. No need to fight co-workers for fridge space just to have them eat your lunch because it’s
better than theirs
9. Very few sexual harassment issues

And last but not least…
10. There’s a pretty good chance of making Employee of the Month

Well, those are my reasons for being self employed. If I didn’t mention one that’s near and dear to your heart please post it below. I look forward to hearing from you. Now get back to work!