How many of us know what we want to do in the long-term? And what’s long-term anyway… Monday always seems long…
Here’s a thoughtful and kreative post from our newest guest kontributor @caseypenney, where she sketches out her short-term and long-term career aspirations.
How about a little project for everyone this week? Think about what you are doing now and where you want to end up, and draw it out. Makes a great reminder to stick up on your desk, and if anything, a quirky, meaningful and personal doodle to brighten up your day. As Casey’s drawing shows, anyone can be kreative!
Good luck, everyone, and cowabunga, k-k-k-Kasey!
— Guest post by Casey —
When Su Min asked me to contribute to this blog, I’ll admit I may or may not have put it off…for 3 months.
But today, while randomly thinking about some of my short- and long-term career goals, a sudden stroke of inspiration fell over me. That was when I took my pencil to paper and excitedly sketched — and promptly submitted — my art to Su Min for posting. Like a kid on Hanukkah morning, I waited and waited AND waited for her response. Presumably it’d be a proclamation of how impressive she found my artwork and most important, how thankful she was that I was kontributing to Kreative Kangaroo after all this time.
What I got was: “What the f*ck is this?”
So now, I must explain myself…
The drawing on the left-hand side represents the convergence of analog and digital. Or more specifically, offline and online through e-commerce. The “e” and shopping cart. Lately I’ve been obsessed with helping my clients BRIDGE their offline products with their online presence with commerce at the helm, through strong SEO and consumer UX, the prompt culling and converting of leads and of course: $$. It amazes me how poorly companies do this today yet how adamant the marketing, sales and retail guys are about getting it right.
The drawing on the right, represents my long-term aspiration. Quite simply, when I’m well to do and money is no object, I want to open a pizza place in Silicon Valley. Actually, I don’t want to operate the place. I just want to invest in it, have the naming rights and of course eat my lovely cheese pizza (just for me) amongst the yet-to-be discovered tech savants who are sitting on the next ground-breaking innovation but don’t have the capital to fund it. YET. It will be called “Pi.”