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What It's Like To Work As The Only In-House Graphic Artist in Dubai

Has anyone been in the same boat as I am? I have been working in Dubai for the past 2 years. So far I have experienced 2 jobs with different Environment. These 2 companies have differences but also have few things in common

My first workstation

My first job was with a F&B environment managing 6 international brands. This company is under the wing of a bigger company managing also other companies... Like a group of company if that makes sense.

My workstation at my second job

Fast forward 1 year later. I joined a design consultant environment specialising spa, health & wellness etc. I only manage 3 brands in this company and I work most of the time for corporate collaterals. There is not much time pressure but I was also able to play and discover more. The thing that overwhelmed me here is that aside from my core role, I am also the one who is tasked to speak to suppliers for my artwork from quotations to finish. This is my current job at the moment. 

Where am I getting with this? I am sharing my experience these past year. Because it was completely different from what I've encountered back home.  

What I can share here is be flexible and be comfortable on walking outside your comfort zone and entering uncharted territories.

I mean, I applied as a graphic artist in the company but why the heck are they tasking me to be a purchase officer dealing with suppliers. But in the bright side, encountering these kinds of situations can help you grow. My communications skills improved under encountering this situations. My confidence level also gained up drastically because of the management I have for my work, I felt in control from scratch to final output. I get to pick which material I want because they let me play. Time pressure also helps me in a way, I didn't believe I can be that adaptive. I may be right or wrong. Let me know your thoughts below.

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What It's Like To Work As The Only In-House Graphic Artist in Dubai


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