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There’s been a shift this week for my northern hemisphere friends that comes with the first warmer day of the year. It’s that sense of hope that spring air brings, a feeling of rebirth that each new flower bloom appears to represent. It’s a euphoric feeling at the end of a standard winter—but especially after one filled with the collective loss, grief, and trauma we’ve experienced since the pandemic began.
I think it’s fair to say that even as things slowly begin to resemble the old world—too much has happened for things to return to the way they were. I can’t imagine any of us is the person we were 12 months ago, and just one of the ways it’s manifesting is through human migration and workplace re-evaluation. I’ve been sharing a lot of job opportunities here and on Instagram, which is a direct result of this shift in people’s priorities and industry movement.
Previously, there always appeared to be an excess of supply and not enough demand, and now—ironically amid a global pandemic—it feels the opposite.
For now, some links:
An interesting read by Raw Signal Group on the huge reshuffling of talent, talking about why everyone seems to be quitting. They have quite a few good reads along a similar topic thread in their archive too.
Rita Personal Data
We’ve all spent a lot of time online this year and I’ve been on a bit of a digital clean-up streak, removing myself from platforms that aren’t serving me anymore. Rita is a secure way of understanding and managing personal data to collect, view, and control.
WeTranfer explores in their annual Ideas Report: can ideas really strike anywhere, at any time? And what does it take to make a good one stick? Feels particularly relevant when thinking about workplace flexible hours and WFH options.
Have a wonderful week,
Resource of the Week
First on SoundCloud is a culture-shifting program designed to amplify artists breaking on SoundCloud. Follow their journey as they reach new milestones, break creative barriers and define the future of music. A fun resource to explore in terms of music + graphic design.
Good Luck by Ken Sano
Down and out.
Got a great tune, track, or podcast worth sharing? Let me know!
Lucky Dip Links
Index is a community space dedicated to promoting access to tools, support and good vibrations within the creative disciplines.
Mari Andrew’s latest book. A whole, beautiful life is only made possible by the wide spectrum of feelings that exist between joy and sorrow.
No submissions this week, so sharing some jobs and opportunities I’ve come across:
The Colour Club is looking for mid/snr designers (AU)
Houston Group is looking for freelance senior designers (AU)
Character is hiring for multiple roles (US)
A Color Bright is hiring a digital product designer (DE)
You can submit a classifieds link here—it’s free! Conditions apply.
All resources and links are shared purely because I think they are cool, interesting, or helpful. No content is sponsored unless explicitly stated. I am open to submissions but cannot promise they will be featured.
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