So I moved to Oregon instead.
That’s where I landed a sweet job with a global technology company. It started out innocent enough, a 6-month contract to initially develop UI designs for new web applications. 6-months grew into 8 months as I designed and developed intranet sites powering over 70% of the company! Months rolled into years, and I the next thing I know I’m helping create a media communications group.
You see, my degree is in media communications, and I figured a diverse background in graphic design, web & UI design, photography, and video production was key to building my tropical media empire.
Apparently, all that experience worked out pretty well. Instead of creating a tropical version of Liquid or Fine. I rose through the ranks of this tech company as a Media Communications Specialist, Video Producer, Creative Producer, Art Director, Mentor and eventually co-creator of Intel’s in-house photo unit, now part of their award-winning Agency Inside; managing and shooting product, as well as lifestyle and social media campaign photography.
I guess for me, I’m always happiest wearing many hats, working with a great team of people and getting my hands dirty. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for another island.
“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.”
© Brent Alexander 2018