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.
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.
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?
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.