The Canadian media has been impacted by COVID-19 like many other sectors resulting in countless layoffs including my own.
I am dusting off the figurative mothballs of Daily Designz in the wake of COVID-19 now that I am one of the employment casualties. I recognize that I am not alone in this and I may, in fact, be recalled to my full-time job at Kamloops This Week in the next few months. Nevertheless, I don’t have illusions of any guarantees and it is not in my nature to rest on my laurels. If there is a way for me to do what I do, I will find it. I’d much rather keep working than be forced to collect a government handout especially when so many others are in equal need. For now I will have to ride the CERB train out of necessity but if I can work, that would always be my preference.
At the very least, this website allows me to share some of my work with potential employers as I begin applying for new opportunities. Beyond that, it is a way for me to revive my business and seek freelance contracts and new clients until I find new, stable employment or return to my old job. Of course, there are costs to getting Daily Designz completely back up and running so any opportunities I take on will have to be justified and worth the trade-off.
I am a hardworking, creative, knowledgeable designer. I am responsive and accommodating. Please contact me if you need some work done—short or long-term, or if you have a job to which I should apply. I have about three decades of experience and am a quick learner. I also have a flair for writing and am a good communicator. I was the editor and graphic designer of The Connector for several years.
I hope we can make short shrift of this horrific pandemic and get things back on track. In the meantime, I am ready to keep doing what I do. Please put me to work if you can.
Photo by Charles Deluvio