I really like working here. Granted it’s only been a week – and shit could potentially still hit the fan in a big bad way – but everything I’ve seen so far has shown a lot of promise. The space looks awesome, the people are friendly, and the mood strikes a very fine balance between being professional and, in the parlance of our times, chill as fuck. It was really comforting to meet the other creatives and see that they were willing and eager to talk to me and bounce ideas off of me because I came into this being kind of terrified of not being up to snuff. A part of that stems from the fact that I don’t consider myself a great designer and, unlike some, I’m certainly not gifted with a mind that seemingly churns out ideas made of pure magic; anything that I’ve done that is even remotely passable is a direct result of tons of research and practice. What would usually take me weeks I now have to condense into 2 or 3 days. The prerogative to be creative 7+ hours a day can be surprisingly rough but I’m hopeful that I’ll emerge out of this intact, relatively unscathed and a better designer. You know… unless they fire me.