Monday, August 24, 2009

What We Do


One of the fascinating things about putting together the database for the Benevolent Postcard Society has been seeing not only how diverse we are in terms of where we live, but what we do, too. I thought it might be interesting for other members to have a sense of what we each do to make a living, too — feel free to share in the comments below. And me? I'm a collage illustrator.


(inspiring work space via my archive of Domino Deco Files)

48 comments:

lintmag said...

I do visual merchandising for luxury retail and am an illustrator and painter and amateur baker.

wakako said...

I am a designer/trend researcher..., who also loves to photograph to create postcards & posters.

The Wife of an Artist said...

For my day job, I'm a project analyst for an affordable housing developer, but by night I'm an artist assistant, graphic designer, photographer, blogger extraordinaire ;)

adrienne said...

i'm a modelmaking student :)

A Life So Peachy said...

public servant by day, crafter & blogger by night

B. said...

I'm a newspaper reporter

Rene said...

I'm Production Manager of a 20 person graphic design firm. But my real passion is gardening and all things nature related.

Alaine said...

I am just a waitress, but hoping to start school soon for my dream job of being a vet. tech. =]

Elz said...

I'm a dance teacher and choreographer who spends her spare time crafting, baking, blogging (http://happinesswall.blogspot.com) and attempting to get out and discover things! :)

Callie Grayson said...

Interior Designer by day and blogger by night!

b&m said...

Stay at home mom, artist and baking student.

Daniella said...

Graphic Designer, but loving blogging too!

compulsively compiled said...

I haven't decided yet but in the meantime I'm raising 4 children, blogging, participating in the etsy marketplace and taking design & textile classes to help me make up my mind.

Teri said...

19 years of raising children, teaching children's art, cooking with kids! Jack-Of-All-Trades, Master of None (yet...). Basically, in the midst of re-designing ME now that I've raised my kids! Amazing careers some of you have...

Stephanie Belen said...

I'm a simple barista for Starbucks. :) Have been for about 2 years now. I'm also a full-time college student.

Jesse Lu said...

Full time ceramic art student, very bar time barista, and mid-time blogger... eek, this is so neat!

Rhianne said...

I'm an interior design but I currently work and as CAD and Project Administrator (which is not as much fun)

Polly R said...

I am an 18 year old art student xx

מַעְיָן חָתוּם said...

I work for Hi Tech companies in Israel assisting them to find excellent new employees.

Also, I finished 1.5 years of Graphic Design course, and make staff for friends and sales.

shlomit
shlomtzsh@gmail.com

Donna said...

I am a Reflexologist and I teach Reflexology at a local Massage College while raising my twins sons. I also find a great deal of pleasure in blogging. It is so wonderful to hear about all of you here!

Jessie Cacciola said...

Studying food writing. One day, hopefully soon, a magazine journalist. Recent intern at Gourmet.

Katherine said...

I handle PR and Event Fundraising for a non-profit in Texas, and do some event freelance work on the weekends. My true passions are dance and the arts, and I like to dabble in baking.

AlexAlice said...

To earn money I do Change Management consulting. To keep my sanity I sew, bake, sing, paint, origami and plan/host elaborate parties. At the end of January 2010 I'm starting and architecture degree.

leah said...

wow so many amazing creative professions! I'm a civil servant in london, but dream of a more crafty day job! x

maryp said...

I'm a full-time graduate student pursuing my master's degree in College Student Personnel. I'm working at my institution with a graduate assistantship in the Office of Greek Affairs.

lovesfool said...

I work at a startup in Chicago doing social media and marketing.

The Missive Maven said...

What a lovely mix of people and activities!

I'm a music teacher and musician.

all you need is love said...

i'm a full-time college student working on my last semester, but i work at a restuarant/cafe to pay my bills.

KLBK said...

I'm an actress/photographer/world gypsy/wife

Katie said...

I'm a marketing officer promotin greener ways to travel - organising a massive free festival to get people excited about living a greener, healthier lifestyle!

Renee said...

Hi :)
I am a primary school teacher (children aged 4-12 years) with three degrees behind me. Having said that, I am currently immersed in a year off and am loving dog-training, furniture restoring, interior designing and baking (all around my own home). I am hoping my future life will include photographer, masseuse and house flipper.

Becky said...

Civil servant, but very creative in my spare time!

Johanneke said...

I'm currently 'in between jobs' but I've nearly finished my first novel :) Besides that I truly love writing myself, I'm helping other (struggling) writers as a proofreader or editor on a freelance basis.

CrackerJack Girl said...

Oops! I'm a bit late here!

I'm a wife to Chief Bumpy and a "mother" to two German Shepherd puppies.

Since we move from country to country so much (because we like it), it's hard to have a "real, grown up" job.

So, I practice my photography, dabble in the kitchen, and read.

Cheers!

www.crackerjackgirl.com
www.bumpytours.com

Angie Muresan said...

I pay my bills by being a mental health care and geriatric care provider. Whenever I can, I find myself either reading, writing, or blogging.

Make, Do & Send said...

im a makeup artist ;)

ABCDErica said...

That sounds like such an interesting career!!
I am...a student. Though, I consider myself to be an upcoming writer. Editor of my school's newspaper. Devoted to words and have a zest for fonts.

marianne said...

I'm an elementary school librarian, quilter and mother of a seven year old artist.

Jo in NZ said...

I'm at a crossroads. Technically still employed as a Tax Consultant with a large accounting firm, but poor health has me on extended sick leave. Am 60,000 words into my first novel: I love to write! Also, to cook, watch things grow, take cycle rides when health permits, be present with my animals.

elle s'ennuie said...

I was an English teacher, but as of this September, I'll be a student again myself :)

christina said...

I am a mother of 2, Interior Designer and online retail shop owner.

Lizzy said...

I'm an archivist, and in my spare time (!) makes cards.

hélène said...

i'm a physio therapist in Paris.

Micaela said...

I'm an ex tv news reporter who quit a year ago when a better opportunity in Public Relations fell in her lap.

i'm SO pleased to meet you all :)

xo

thisgirlandthatguy said...

My business card says i'm a program manager for a software company but i consider myself a world traveler.

Zorra Productions said...

I'm an artist in need of a real job. Also a university student in anthropology, textile artist, seamstress, and sometimes wage labour peon or waitress. Though I actually love food service. I also draw cartoons, write, and am unfathomably excited by textiles.

szaza said...

I am an artist/illustrator, former designer at an ad agency who now teaches secondary students the wonders of art, while travelling the world. I used to trapeze in my spare time— I hope to get back to it again soon.

Melanie said...

To pay my bills, I work for a wedding website company doing mostly customer service. However, I consider myself an artist at heart and maybe someday that will pay my bills :) You can see examples of my art at ambalogic.com/melanie and in the postcards I am sending.