Why I QUIT my DREAM JOB as an industrial designer



going so I have something to show you what kind of a surprise as well my wife she works at a shelter and we found this dog day hi how are you she actually didn't get along with thee I guess the owners didn't get along with her so it was either take her here or she would actually be put down it's gonna be here for a couple of days and hopefully we can get someone to adopt her right you want to get adopted if you know anybody in the Tampa st. Pete area who wants a dog she's super friendly and good with cats as you can see so if she's super chill and if you know anybody let me know what is up everybody is Myron here with a new sketching video and I'm just gonna doodle in this video not really sketch anything in particular but what I am going to do is I'm going to talk about the journey to becoming a designer and why what I'm doing right now and why basically the story behind what I studied and what I worked where I work and what I'm doing right now it was a question in the comments on I think the previous video so I thought why not make a video on it and doodle something at the same time if you've been following my journey for a while or my Instagram or YouTube or any of the social media I think you know that I'm from Sweden and I write now I live in the u.s. I live in Florida I started the I always wanted to be a designer and my dream when I was a kid was to was to work as a designer sketch cool stuff next to the beach and that was my main goal for four yes since I was like eight years old I always want that that was what I wanted to do so I started by you know I always had a passion for sketching obviously because that's what I love doing and I thought how can I make a living sketching stuff and especially how can I make a living sketching stuff while I live next to a beach in a sunny warm place so that was kind of what I had in the back of my head for a very long time and I kind of led all my decisions that that guided my decisions so I studied I applied for bachelor degree in industrial design in Sweden and then I got in and as soon as well it's called mid Sweden University great school had a lot of fun I met some awesome people there good friends that I wish were living closer but it was a great time and that was three years after that I felt like cars are you know I love to sketch cars so maybe I should try becoming a car designer so that's what I did I applied to Italy to SPD and same thing there I got in to SPD in Milan and that was a year of master degree so that was cool got in there got to sketch some cars and this is kind of where where things started to change for you know for me because I had this image of what a car designer was and what what you did as a car designer but that image China changed in Italy I kind of need naive image of what I was going to do I thought it was gonna sketch cool cars all day but obviously that's not how car design works and if you're a professional car designer you're probably laughing at me right now which I totally understand that was not what I was going to do so I cannot Italy kind of gave me the feeling that there's a lot of politics I guess involved in car design and who gets picked to do what and stuff like that and you know personally I don't want any of that stuff all I want to do is to sketch things use my markers my my legendary big pen at this point and some some random printing paper and just sketch things that's that's what I ever wanted to do I thought I wanted to be a car designer but not really so hokey run so let's cut to after Italy I got my master's degree now I guess I was going to apply for a job somewhere I still had the dream of living next to a beach so I applied to to I worked a bit in Italy and Switzerland for that was very short time around three months I think after I graduated we did some I just did some concept sketches for for a couple of companies there and after I left that place I went home to Sweden and started applying the crap out of you know company so I just applied everywhere there was abroad and that met the criteria of having a beach close to so I I applied back to South of France Italy Australia I applied here obviously to the US I even applied to Canada because I thought why not I mean it would be a cool country to go and work working so I sent out I still have my old emails in my old Gmail account of all the applications that I sent out and there were a lot of applications allah-allah a hundreds maybe a hundred a day for a month or so to all kinds of companies letting them know what you know what I have to offer so I tried to do some research I didn't have a template of an email that I sent out so this took a lot of time but what I did I tried to research the company that I was sending the email to and tried to figure out what my specific skill set could help them with so what if I was the owner of the company and I was applying myself to my own company how would I present myself as a potential employee at that at my own company yeah I want to know what I can bring to the table that's number one why am I paying you to be here in my company so I was trying to figure out what they needed help with and if I was a right good fit for them if I actually can help them if I if I knew that I couldn't help them with my skills I just wouldn't apply simply simple like that long story short I got the job in Florida moved over here spent it was a small design studio I spent about a year and a half there I quit that job because I felt something was missing I went online I started the sketch monkey that's that's what I wanted to do I wanted to sketch I didn't really want to go through an entire project it took six months and do sketching for two weeks and then just do rhino and alias for I don't know how long months I just didn't like to do that and I also felt like the 95 style of lifestyle is just not something I can do I don't like to be told when I can do something I don't like anybody else to have control over my time that's a that that kind of came slowly that that realization just getting to know myself basically over these years what I actually want to do and I didn't know that from start I thought I wanted to work as a designer but that that was not the case so fast-forward I got another job in Deerfield Beach which is close to Fort Lauderdale and it was a great job a great workplace everything was perfect I had my car my Mustang and you know all the everything you can ask for from a from a job basically but I still wasn't happy and I couldn't really figure out why until I realized that you know either you keep going right now you're very comfortable I'm very comfortable at this job and I can do this for yeah sure I can I can stay here and do you know be comfortable or I can just go for whatever what it is I really want to do which is to sketch everyday and what I'm doing right now like talk with you guys and sketch on a video this is what I want to do with my time like I love doing this so I can't do it when I work at 9:00 to 5:00 and this is not my only light this is not this is definitely not the only thing I do during my days I have a couple of online businesses that I started as well in outside of sketching that doesn't have to do anything with anything to do with design it's a couple of ecommerce businesses so I spent my time doing that and it's going really well at the moment I'm not you know I don't regret anything because I I don't like being comfortable when I feel like I get too comfortable I know that something has to change and that's exactly what happened and when I quit my job so I quit my job in August of 2016 and I've been self-employed ever since since that day and I would not change change it for anything so I guess I hope that answered the question that was posted how did I get here Oh or I just wanted to I don't think I ever told told you about the whole story like this before so I think it's a good idea to do that and if you want to be a designer I mean go for it until you're there you don't really know what you're going to think about it if you're gonna like it or not so the only only way to do that is to basically you know just go ahead and go after it and then when you're there you might love it I don't know I know a lot of people a lot of my friends designer friends just love their jobs which is totally cool happy for them it just wasn't for me and that that applies to any job I just don't like having a job that's that that's the main I guess the main issue or if you want to call it an issue or whatever but the main main thing here so I it's not that it doesn't matter where I would work it's still the thing the thing about owning my own time that's the most important thing for me and you know I don't want to have to talk to engineers all day which is great because I gave engineers a sketch like this and you know what's what happens I see the product gets engineered which means that basically ruins everything that I want want to put in the product it's either too costly or the you know the they don't have the molds it can't create the moles to create it and boring stuff like that did I don't really care about which makes me a bad designer I know but that's the whole reason why I quit the design industry and just focus on sketching these days so that's that's about it I mean I don't know what else to tell you if you want to know anything else just let me know more than happy to talk about anything you want to know I've kind of done the journey to you know to get from wherever you are right not to becoming a designer so if you have any questions about that just let me know and I'm not sure where I'm going with this sketch it looks like what am i this is like the this car right here is the template of a 3/4 rear view that I sketched whenever I when I don't think about what I'm sketching like right now I didn't even like whoa it's a car here I didn't even think think about sketching when I was sketching this so I guess this is my default design and I think you know that because this car is all over my youtube channel maybe I should maybe I should build this car someday that would be cool but just focus on what you want it because I think I think it takes some time to get to know what you really really want to do that's not something you know when you're like 18 or 20 and under I don't think you know really what you want to do because even if you think you do that it's going to change that's about it comments below if you have any questions I'm gonna stop this video right here and that's about it thank you so much for watching I hope I didn't ramble too much I don't know I probably did but it's alright I hope you got the yep the points across I hope to see you next time and take it easy guys you