Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Then and Now.

So I'm working now.

I'm working at a Brand Consulting and Design company called The Brand Bee. I'm the Brand Designer over there and I work with a couple of other designers, a content writer and a brand strategist.

"We brand and design your dreams. And we do it in style."

Like I talked about, my plans were to move out of Delhi. Get a job somewhere else. But since we've already established that life is awesome, I decided to stay here and take up the job.

I started out as a freelance designer there. I took up a project to design their whole identity. From their visual style, logo to their website.

After a lot of research and experimentation, I finalized two concepts and presented them.

And since I started this blog with the hopes of showcasing my work but ended up talking about my life and other pointless things more, I'll share some of my work-in-progress and initial designs. Some of the concepts were rejected and some were developed further and became a part of their brand identity.

Concept 2, Options along with the color scheme

Concept Digital Collaterals

Business Collaterals concept 2; was rejected due to being too colorful

Webdesign preview
Now I'm their Brand Designer and provide creative brand and design solutions for various clients.

You can check out their facebook page right here. Or follow them on twitter here.
Also check out their website which I designed and was coded and completed by this awesome guy right here. The site wouldn't be complete without his work.

Keep an eye out on the company's facebook page for updates and behind-the-scenes of various projects and stuff. Don't worry it'll be interesting. I'll be sure to include some youtube cat videos so now you have no reason to miss out on it.

So my work life. I just said work life. Professional life. However I word it, it's not gonna change the fact that I'm still not used to saying that. Things changed so much in the past couple of months and I couldn't control any of them. If I time travel and go back two months and meet my past self and tell him how things'll be, he's gonna lose his shit.

And that's despite the fact that I always wanted to meet my future self and have been secretly preparing for it my entire life.

Who knew I'd be working 9-10 hours a day, 6 days a week? And then work some more after getting back home to make sure projects don't add-up the next day?

Who knew I'd be coming up with 4 identity concepts in 2 days for clients? Not to mention that's just one of three to four simultaneous projects that I work on. Is this how the design industry operates? Almost all clients who approach us with work wanted it done yesterday. It always happens.

Us - Ok this all seems cool. So when do you need everything done? A deadline maybe?
Client - Um..yeah, we're on a tight schedule and we kinda wanted it done last week itself.
Us - Ok cool, we'll just whip out our time machine. Extra charges for that btw.

Now I get it that the clients may need everything done urgently, but still, my productivity and creativity'll take a serious hit if I continuously work on stuff.

I'm not complaining. Instead, I'm trying to make sense of things. I'm working. I'm working, hoping to meet deadlines all while trying to catch up with life. Things are moving at a blurring speed and I just want it all to slow down, just for a few hours.

My mum asked me after a couple of days of my new job. She asked me if I was happy. That if I had made the right decision. I told her yes I was.

But honestly, I didn't know. I swear to god, I didn't know. Not that I hate my job or anything but I really don't know. I'm working, gaining experience and I have a good time with the people I met at work.

The people I met at work. They're not what I expected. And that's a good thing.

I'm adjusting to the this new life and trying to make time for myself.

Time. Fuck, that's all it's all about isn't it?

But what do I feel towards all this? What do I think of this new life? I'm numb. No matter how much I try to think, I just don't know how I feel. Hell I don't even know what I'm supposed to feel. I just can't seem to put a finger on it. And I'm not even gonna make a that-what-she-said joke right now.

So yeah, I don't know.

It's hard to explain without coming off as a cheap attention-whore.

But what I do know for sure? I still freakin' love Dexter. Season 7's premiere was all that I expected and more. It didn't disappoint. Now I'll look forward to Mondays.

Sounds increasingly cheezy but it feels good to know somethings never change. At least for now.

"Are you....a serial killer?" "Yes."
Pure epic.