Friday, March 4, 2016 will be my last day as Art Director at First Avenue.
It’s been real. It’s been REALLY real, you guys. I am so thankful for the past 7 years and being given the opportunity to be a part of such a historical establishment. I am so thankful for the friends I’ve made, the things I’ve learned, and the people I’ve served. I am so happy to have met and hung out with so many wonderful individuals. I am so grateful for all the friends who have been there to share awesome memories with me, and I am so SO grateful to all of my friends who’ve come alongside me when times were stressful and hard. I wouldn’t be who I am if it weren’t for you. All of you. Each and every one.
And I want to say thank you to First Avenue. Thank you for letting little ole me, a 25 year old wannabe graphic designer at the time I was hired, have a chance to make something of myself (while making you look good in the process). Thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow as a graphic designer and as a creative human being. Thank you for letting me make your posters pretty and your holiday sweatshirts silly. Thank you for giving me some of the best friends I could ever ask for and some of the most amazing experiences of my life. Thank you for making me feel like a damn rock star, but at the same time teaching me the importance of humility. Most importantly though, thank you for allowing me to follow my dreams and pursue my passions. I’ve learned so much in my time here and saying goodbye is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I am excited for the future and what comes next, and I look forward to beginning this new chapter of my life as Design Manager at Minnesota Opera. Who knew I could be so fancy?
I hope to see some of you at the sold out Poliça show on Friday. If you catch me, maybe we can grab a drink, or even a shot of tequila in the Depot (hah!). But if I don’t see you there, I’d love if you could make it to my “Farewell First Avenue” brunch at the Turf Club Clown Lounge on Sunday March 6th from Noon – 3pm. Feel free to RSVP here.