Thursday, November 13, 2008

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Not in New York

I recently finished a successful business trip to San Francisco and I want to remind everyone that, while I don't live in New York, I can and do travel to New York, and places further away, ALL THE TIME. So yeah, I don't live in New York. I had every intention of settling into New York city when I moved back east this spring, but it didn't happen. Since I never ever want to rent again, I'm not really worried about it. I am in Baltimore, also known as "the Washington DC Area"... Also known as the only metropolitan area in the country who's economy never gets that bad because of the big employer here who never goes out of business.

I feel like an idiot for having to write this but enough already with DC and Baltimore bashing! Stop being a location hater! I hate it that LinkedIn and other job websites filter me out of talent seaches just because of where I live. It shouldn't matter, I work on the internet and I should live wherever I choose!

Since I've been here, some folks have been very supportive. These people know how to work with remote consultants. Thanks Fabio, Andrea, Greg, Megan, Anu! For everybody else please bear in mind that I can be very easy to work with, and offer way more compettitive rates than a New York or San Francisco based designer. If you need a website, a usability audit of an existing website, IA information architecture, web product design, or just graphic design, I'm your gal. Just contact me at design (at) studioroom.com.

P.S. I just set up a brand new desktop system installed with a rockin' new Adobe Creative Suite 4. I'm so ready to solve your design problem it's ridiculous.

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