Throughout my career, there have been brief professional evaluations done by my director. Even so, I like to conduct a quarterly self evaluation for myself where I review all work that was done, skills I learned, and next steps to move forward. The past few months ever since I received my promotion, my responsibilities have increased to include many more projects and even management now. The scope of the projects I’m doing are much larger, more intense, and with much bigger clients. At some points it can be hard to find the time to do everything especially with a pretty small team. I’m lucky to have such a great relationship with not just my director but everyone else in the company. It truly has given me more opportunities than I can count but at times is hard to manage while also still having 1.5 years left of school.
I’ve learned the Adobe programs like Illustrator, Indesign, and Photoshop to a very intermediate – advanced level with all of the work that I do on a daily basis. I’ve learned how to write to executives, third party vendors, and large clients. Collaboration and teamwork with so many different departments is a large portion of my day to day tasks. Leadership and independence are also really pivotal skills to have as my job is very hands off. It is incredible to see the growth of just the last few months.
Moving forward, I have a couple of goals I’d like to hit. I’d like to expand our team as I think we’ve outgrown such a small team for such a large company. Another goal is to get more face time with clients and learn the business side of design. I’ve already started towards this goal with setting up calls and meetings. I’m excited to see what the rest of 2023 holds for me!