Colette patterns is looking for a technical illustrator to do contract work. I want this job. If I can illustrate Carboniferous lizard pancakes, I can totally illustrate sewing instructions, right?
Of course, they’re looking for someone experienced. Y’know, someone who’s an expert with Illustrator and InDesign. I’m almost passable with Illustrator. I’ve never even looked at InDesign (although now I’m curious). The extent of my experience readying illustrations for print is making sure my DPI is within the journal’s recommended range.
Who prides themselves on meeting deadlines. Um, well, as long as I don’t put my supervisor as a reference…
Who answers email quickly. Um. See above.
Can easily translate complex sewing tasks into clear visual instructions. Hmm. I’d like to be such a person. I haven’t tried yet. Although having tried to write up instructions for a couple of patterns at this point, I gotta say, that’s the hardest part. And not nearly as fun as drafting up the pattern itself.
And there’s that whole thesis thing I’m supposed to be working on. Y’know, that little detail.
So basically, they’re not actually looking for me, and I couldn’t really jump on it if they were. /Sigh.
But if that description is you, go for it, and know that at least one person out there will be green with envy…