The first 9 years of my professional career
were spent as a Writer/Illustrator in the International Department for
Charbroil®. After being “downsized” a career coach suggested I use some
of my talents to benefit myself. This suggestion prompted me to form Medialance
Design, LLC strictly for the purpose of web/graphic design. While it was
thrilling, there wasn’t quite enough business to pay all of the bills.
After 5 months of going at it pretty hard I took a job with The Department
of Technical and Adult Education (Quick Start) as a writer/training material
developer. Going out to various industries in the state of Georgia to
document manufacturing procedures reunited me with photography as the
processes had to be photographed as well as documented in writing. I borrowed
one the company’s cameras one weekend to do some “free” work for a friend
and that was pretty much it. Good friend and superb artist Sam Wright
(painter/portrait artist, graffiti artist…occasional photographer) joined
the family in late 2009 to add his own style to the mix. To all of my
aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs: the current state of the economy
may dictate that you have a “day” job, but keep your dream alive. A side/part
time business can blossom into a fulltime thing in time. Maybe mine will
one day? Good luck.
P.S. I also did a quick stint as the web developer/event photographer
for Davis Broadcasting. Anybody remember that?
Patrick Albright - photographer/graphic designer/web designer/illustrator/stunt
man/sock model/technical writer/trainer/bag boy/TSO/etc….