when i grow up

Inspired by Katie’s list of occupations she’s daydreamed about working, I’ve compiled this list of jobs that I wanted to do when I grew up, in chronological order from when I was a little kid to today. A few might be embarrassing, a couple are pretty LEGEND still.

Elementary School
home decorator
commercial artist
Middle School
counselor working with homeless youth/runaways/throwaways
High School
graphic designer
magazine/zine publisher
silk screen t-shirt designer/printer
real world cast member
letterpress printer/designer
silkscreen poster artist (musicians/concerts)
artist general
art teacher
artist printmaker (silk screen/relief/litho/intaglio)
retail/service industry professional
professional internet surfer
Post College to Today
graphic designer
substitute teacher
printer/designer for a small-small press company

I have worked as a graphic designer for a newspaper and then for a printing company basically since I was a senior in high school. I’ve had short stints working weekend jobs as a nursery supervisor and a hotel audit clerk, and a short hiatus from design as middle school study hall aide… but, I think it’s cool how many jobs I’ve dreamed of that had to do with printing and designing of some sorts. Printing and designing are very close to my heart.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

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