This has been a year of departures at Roundpeg.  We will miss Sharayah as she heads back to school and wish her much success. 

When I started at Roundpeg as an intern a year and a half ago, I came in with no formal training in graphic design. I was excited to get my hands dirty and get some real world experience in a design firm. I didn’t expect that my experience here would grow into what it did become, and that I would wind up as an employee who was able to learn and grow  beyond graphic design into web design and use many of the skills that I learned as a student at IUPUI.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m leaving Roundpeg. I need some time to focus on school and my other commitments, and it’s time to move on. But I’m taking some great memories with me. Here at Roundpeg, I’ve gone from being a graphic design intern to being an employee, both as a production artist and a web designer. And it’s been great.

The most difficult thing has been learning to juggle multiple projects at the same time. When there are so many projects going on, it can be easy to let a ball drop and lose track of where a project is. Learning to deal with that has been tough, since I love to put 100% of myself into whatever project I’m working on. When you have so many projects going on, it can be hard to keep that same level of commitment, but it’s what I love to do.

I’ve had a lot of fun at Roundpeg. It’s not a stressful job–we have fun, joke around and have a fun boss. As far as the job goes, I like that I can see my work start from beginning and follow it through to the end and see how much of a difference it makes in a client. It’s not just another project for school, it’s real life.

I’m going to miss everybody here. Just coming in here and being able to design and work in such a fun, creative environment means a lot. Knowing that even if I’m having a stressful day I have backup is even better. And of course, I’ll miss Maybee, even though she’s stinky, she’s my sweet little friend.

What’s next for me? First is finishing out my senior year, including my challenging capstone. I also want to take the time to follow my passions, including photography, and see how I can take it to the next level. I’m not sure what’s next for me, but I know that my experiences at Roundpeg will help me do it.

See ya later.

Sharayah Sanders