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If this doesn't explain my life, I don't know what does.

If this doesn't explain my life, I don't know what does.

I've officially made it into my third week in the city! It truly has been a whirlwind of a time. I've been on the active hunt for a job ever since April, and decided to move to the city jobless, so having 3 interviews in one week was a blessing. One of the companies I was contacted by was Crown Publishing - a division of Penguin Random House - for their Designer position. What a dream! I've loved reading and collecting books ever since I was a child so this opportunity to design book covers was huge. I went on my first 2 interviews, which went well, but I knew I had my Crown interview coming up so I selfishly used the first 2 as practice. Thursday finally came and I met with Jessie, the Art Director for Crown, and I instantly wanted to be her best friend. She was so nice and made me feel at ease. She showed me a big stack of books she had recently worked on and I recognized some of the authors! We also both have the same Enneagram type so I knew it was meant to be. 

This Monday, I got a call from Penguin Random House asking if I could come in for a 2nd interview. Of course I was stoked about that. I met with HR and Chris Brand, the VP/Creative Director for Crown Publishing. My 2nd interview just made me love it there even more, which I didn't think was possible. I prayed that if God wanted this door to open that He would open it. Flash forward to this morning and I found out that...

I GOT THE JOB. 

I am now a Junior Designer at Penguin Random House! What an answered prayer. 

A free New York Philharmonic Orchestra concert in Central Park

A free New York Philharmonic Orchestra concert in Central Park

Jackson Pollock in the Met

Jackson Pollock in the Met

Birch Coffee 

Birch Coffee 

Got some much needed cat snuggles from the Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Got some much needed cat snuggles from the Brooklyn Cat Cafe

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Everlane Soho Studio

Everlane Soho Studio

 
 

Places I've tried this week that I would go to again:

  • Greecologies - coffee shop and greek yogurt bar
  • Bread and Honey buffet
  • The Everlane Showroom
  • Birch coffee
 
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