Things at work have been “hairy” to say the least. I haven’t been able to post about it without divulging sensitive information, so I’ve had to bitch and moan about it to Jim mainly. (God bless him for that!) One of my biggest complaints lately have been that I haven’t been doing the job I was hired to do — design. For the past year, year and a half, I’ve been doing mainly support and “web gopher” (meaning go to this page, update this, etc.). I haven’t been designing much. Sure, I do a little in my spare time, but lately that’s been pretty much nonexistent.
I did get pulled off for a quick side project a few weeks ago. A client’s husband (who happens to be one of the deans here at UAB) needed a “quick” website for a seminar he was giving in Egypt. I met with him and discussed his needs. He was very sweet and pretty much gave me full reign to do what I wanted with his site. (which was VERY refreshing to say the least!) In just a few hours time, I re-designed his site and moved all of the old content over and updated as needed. He was wow’d. The following week I received a very nice email of praise, cc’d to my bosses and the head of our division.
Upon reading the email, my boss chuckled and said, “See? See what happens when you leave a designer alone long enough to actually let her do her JOB?” :D
Needless to say, I wish I could work with him more than my actual clients, LOL! I mean, not only did I get a very nice “thanks” out of it, he also sent me several goodies from his organization, including a set of nice >promotional pens.
Freebies = GOOD! :mrgreen: