Success, Technology, A Beautiful Editorial and an unknown future

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Today I am sharing with you a photo shoot from a blogger I have been following for quite a while now and I have also been following her career path. Going from working to other companies as a graphic designer and art director to finding success with her own blog to now art directing photo shoots for other brands with her own company this talented young woman has come a long way in a relatively short time.

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But this got me thinking about the state of things in the U.S and the world and the overwhelming sense of insecurity that so many people feel today. And it seems this sense of insecurity transcends all age groups and income brackets. And from blue-collar manufacturing jobs in red states to white collar jobs in publishing in blue states,

we are potentially creating a future where we have millions of people who are unemployable

it seems that many people are being displaced by advances in technology. And we are potentially creating a future where we have millions of people who are unemployable, and we will literally not have enough jobs to keep everyone who needs to be—employed. And it is particularly acute in the U.S where many people fear old age more then they do death.

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And contrasted with this is the senesce among millennials that they all should be self-employed entrepreneurs. On the one hand they get a bad wrap for being this self-involved, entitled generation of selfie queens and kings, but on the other hand, with so much instability in the finical sector (not to mention politics) and almost zero safety nets for the working man, can we really blame them for wanting to be the masters of their own financial futures?

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Although there can only be so many entrepreneurs in the world—someone has to work for them.  But the bigger problem is there will not be enough jobs to meet the publics needs, and this is going to be a huge problem in the future. But there are some silver linings and positive notes, and here is an example of a talented, hard working, young woman finding the success she deserves. Be sure to click through to her blog DesignLoveFest and read the post, and to see more from the shoot. And check out the Aussie brand Gorman she worked with, pretty cool threads if you ask me.

XOXO
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8 Comments
  • Rowena
    May 29, 2017

    I’ve often wondered what will happen with jobs as technology makes it possible for more processes to be mechanized. And it’s scary but I think it can also open up new possibilities but companies/manufacturers as well as the ahem government need to be the ones who embrace and move that forward because trying to revive dead jobs is not the answer.

  • jasna
    May 29, 2017

    I adore this editorial so much! Hope you having a lovely Monday xx

  • Rachelle
    May 29, 2017

    I love design love fest, she’s so talented. Millennials are funny, a bunch of them want to be entrepreneurs but very few are willing to put in the work so.

    xo
    Pinksole

  • Shybiker
    May 30, 2017

    You’re right about automation — it’s predicted to cause massive job-loss. Being employed in the future will depend heavily on your skill-set and many will lose in that situation.

  • elle
    May 30, 2017

    I love this editorial Allie! I am so glad she has found success, certainly this shoot is exemplary.!
    I ma glad you shared your impressions about the over aching concerns of the US citizen, irrespective of red or blue or poor or not so poor..
    these are anxious times.
    Myt weeny something children are faring very well, and i am so great for that,
    My thirty something friends, are also doing well, but it is by their sheer ingenuity and lots of hard work.
    my age, group, well, there is so much disease… i do not think my generation will live as long as their parents…. what sad thing to ponder.
    but i have siblings and friends, who are dying or past…. can’t rationalize that away….
    I make light, because there is so much darkness.
    xoxo, elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com

  • elle
    May 30, 2017

    ok, i meant my twenty something… my adult children are not weeny! Ergh!

    gosh my eyes are bad!
    xoxox
    Elle

  • Akaleistar
    May 31, 2017

    These pictures are fantastic!

  • The Peachy Soul
    May 31, 2017

    great post!
    lovin’ this photos:)

    check out my blog: http://thepeachysoul.wordpress.com/

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