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from Spring 2008...things haven't changed much...

I live, paint and run a small design studio from atop Queen Anne hill in Seattle with a wonderful view of Elliot Bay and the ferries, cruise ships and cargo freighters coming and going.

About 6 years ago I was happily downsized out of my art director position and left my comfy corner office after 20 years of various design jobs in Visual Merchandising and Graphic Design.

I thought what a wonderful and freeing experience it was going be to be, starting a family finally and working from home while raising my children. I was delusional. Thank you to all of those wonderful people who smiled and patted me on the back when I told them of my glorious plan. I thought I heard you laughing as I left the office.

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  • Female
  • Born on December 24
  • Joined March 30, 2007

Favorite materials

bleach, paper, ink, pencil, photoshop

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About

from Spring 2008...things haven't changed much...

I live, paint and run a small design studio from atop Queen Anne hill in Seattle with a wonderful view of Elliot Bay and the ferries, cruise ships and cargo freighters coming and going.

About 6 years ago I was happily downsized out of my art director position and left my comfy corner office after 20 years of various design jobs in Visual Merchandising and Graphic Design.

I thought what a wonderful and freeing experience it was going be to be, starting a family finally and working from home while raising my children. I was delusional. Thank you to all of those wonderful people who smiled and patted me on the back when I told them of my glorious plan. I thought I heard you laughing as I left the office.

Not that it hasn't been great to work in my pajamas and slippers if I want, but my “assistants”, that are now 3 and 5, are less than cooperative and much more demanding than I had imagined they would be. They do not follow orders well, talk incessantly and completely off topic during client meetings, and throw grapes and other snack foods at me if ignored for too long. I have written them both up on several occasions but I don’t think they are grasping the full severity of the situation. While firing them is out of the question, I think a transfer to a Day Care division may be necessary.

It is a daily challenge but I am definitely happier than I was in the confines of the corporate world.

See http://deborahgwinn.com and http://deborahgwinn.blogspot.com for more examples of my work, both in bleach painting and corporate design.

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