Middle of last year I had the opportunity to leave the freelance world and work for a development company, DigiMedia.com. I wasn’t actively looking to leave freelance but was approached for the job. This turned out to be great. Took a little while to get into the swing of working in an office and set hours but what I gained from working with a development team was awesome. However, working at DigiMedia in the long run turned out not to be for me and I began thinking about looking for another company or going back to freelance.
Freelance is a little difficult for me right now because my wife is a full-time student at Midwestern State University for nursing, so being on salary is nice instead of waiting for clients to pay up. I ended up finding another great opportunity in a local advertising agency. So, after just over a year of being at DigiMedia, October 1st I started at Crane|West Advertising Agency. This is a great chance to further my web career and have the chance to work on a wide range of projects and clients. This is a big change but a good one. I Joined the Crane|West team at the same time as 2 other guys from DigiMedia. So, still have amazing talent around me.
I’m most excited about working with clients again and the future of the company. The company along with web design and development does TV, print and radio advertising. Its a chance for me to be around a lot more then just web work. This also means I am now working downtown instead of in the Chase Tower (I’ll miss the 8th floor view). I hope to be more active in blogging and videos at the new job as its more of a public company.