Because I can't remember who I have and have not told at this point, I figured I'd make a fancy blog post announcement about my recent career change. At the end of last year I quit my day job to put full focus into changing professions from engineering/IT to UX/Visual Design. At the beginning of this year I started an intensive bootcamp/apprentiship that is covering UX design, visual design, and frontend design to hone my skills and build up a portfolio for this type of work. After many years searching and deciding where to move my career, I came to the realization that IT was not where I wanted to stay and that visual design has been my top interest for a long time. Additionally, I wanted to have the brain-space to put more focus into my illustration work and I felt that moving towards a career in design would strengthen skills that would also work for illustration.
Currently I'm about halfway through the design program. I'm also working on some book cover mockups and picture books on the illustration side of things. So, if anyone I know has their toes in these field I'd love to chat. Or, if anyone just would like to chat about any of these fields, I'm always happy to talk shop.