Do this for a living... / by Yolanda Garza

I love graphic design and I am currently job hunting. It’s a scary task proving your worth, but I love working and staying busy. For the first time in my life, I am armed with a degree and searching through job postings for an opening in a field that I can see myself working hard and enjoying the labor. Early on, I worked in the automotive industry, Accounts Payable was my title. After a few years, I moved up to Title Clerk then Billing Clerk. I had worked 10+ in an accounting office, but my heart was always looking elsewhere. I longed to work someplace else but I didn’t know where or how to begin. Not having a degree keep me from being able to pursue my passion for art. When I started working for Saint Matthias CC, that was where I discovered graphic design hands on and teaching myself. . My first big task was making a church cookbook, all while teaching myself Microsoft Publisher. We sold about 15 copies at $10 a piece, it was a lot of work, but I loved the feeling of holding a finished project in my hand. Working at the church recalled a distant memory from high school, a wonderful computer application teacher assigned us to make a letterhead for a fictitious business. My business was a veterinarian. This was in the late 90s, so I struggled with the mouse to form the shape of a dog with his tongue hanging out. She was so impressed with my work and commented that I should do this for a living.

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Visit my spark page for information on this project: spark.adobe.com