If you have actually followed my blog for a while (first off, i am so sorry!) but secondly - you might have picked up on the fact that i am a "career gal" I spent way too many years in school, and have spent most of my twenties advancing my career, rather than getting married, having kids, and creating a home like most normal people. For the most part, this has left me feeling all mopey now that i am 30, because i sit here some nights and wonder what the hell i have accomplished.
This is what i have accomplished, bitches!
For those of you who don't know what the f*** i am talking about:
I am an industrial designer. It's a hybrid of being an engineer, and an artist/innovator. After teaching for a while, and receiving my master's degree in industrial design, i spent about three years at a consultancy. This allowed me to work with a ton of different clients - i put in crazy hours, and got paid crap, but i made a ton of contacts and got some awesome products made, including the Turtle Wax Ice line (i designed all the bottles!) Some beverages in Asia, a variety of domestic food packaging, and: an entire line of sports hydration bottles!!
I have since moved forward with my career to a job that is much more stable/less stressful. Now i am strictly in food packaging which focuses on high volume production/manufacturing. It's a super boring way of saying that i spend all my time making sure that the food you buy everyday is safe (seriously, i fight many battles to make sure companies aren't using dangerous plastics on your food.) and that any packaging made is as environmentally friendly as possible (i could write a novel on this - if you ever want to have a seriously intense convo on sustainability - i'm your girl!)
What i am trying to say is that i have worked really, really hard for the past decade. I am in a male dominated engineering field, and today, i am bragging about my awesome accomplishments. I might suck at everything - but i kick ass at design.
And - to celebrate this, i am having a giveaway! Not just any giveaway - a Gingerfoxxx designed giveaway!
During my adventures in industrial design, i got to work with a company that creates bottles/hydration packs for runners. Now, i can't take full credit - I had nothing to do with the fabric straps on the belts/handhelds - we focused on the closures and bottles. And, i would have been lost without my partner in crime, Jim S. But, i am super excited none the less - it's a pretty amazing feeling when you walk down an aisle of store, and can say, "Hey - I designed that!"
So, to celebrate, i am giving away the 32oz Bigshot Bottle and the 10oz quickshot plus handheld to one lucky commenter! (I didn't name the products....) All you have to do is comment on something you have done lately that is totally brag-worthy! For an extra entry - share this giveaway either through your blog, twitter, facebook, i really don't f***ing care - just leave a comment telling me about it.
I like hosting my own giveaways. It's fun! You have until Tuesday at midnight - go crazy!