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Aug 5

Big Changes Going Down

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So its been about a month since my last post, mainly because these last few weeks have been quite a roller coaster ride. I found out on July 14th that Dita was moving their office to Costa Mesa and that I wasn’t moving with them. Huge shock to me after dedicating the last four years of my life to a company and then have them kick you to the curb…

After losing my job at Dita I decided that it might be a good time to shift my focus to freelance/contract work and really dedicate myself to starting my own design firm. I began feverishly working on a new portfolio/business website and Lauren and I were completely set on moving out of LA.

But, as things tend to happen, I got a call from the President of another eyewear company here in Los Angeles. Apparently my former boss had made a few calls, I guess he felt guilty because I had moved to LA to work for him… In less than I week I was interviewing, after two interviews they submitted an offer, which I accepted. So I’m proud to say that as of August 25th I will be the new Marketing Manager at OSI. So much for starting my own design firm…

In addition to finding a new job, Lauren and I are still moving. We will both now be working on the west side of LA (Venice & Culver City) so it doesn’t make sense for both of us to commute an hour across town. So we started looking for a new place and I knew it would be hard to find something that would accept our two cats and dog. But it turns out that Laurens manager just happened to be looking for someone to rent out their house in northwest Inglewood, which is a super nice little pocket of homes next door to Westchester/Marina Del Ray. We move in on the first.

Like I said it’s been a roller coaster. I went from being completely freaked out, not knowing what to do, to figuring out what I need to do, to having that flip 180 degrees, to having an awesome new job and an amazing new house 15min from the beach. So I guess when all is said and done, thank you Dita Eyewear for kicking me to the curb, things really seem to have worked out for the better.

My new portfolio website is still on the way, I already put too much work into it to not finish it. But first I have a couple freelance projects that I need to bust out in addition to packing, man I hate packing.