The last few months (during, and since we got back from Europe) have been full of life discussions, big decisions and taking stock of where we stand in many areas of life. While we were gone, we celebrated five years (!) of marriage which probably had something to do with it. One of the biggest recurring topics has been our work.

Eleven months ago, I quit my full-time job to help Andrew with design work at our company, Ramos Creative. In that same amount of time, we dramatically evolved our processes, streamlined our business offerings, and realized that Ramos Creative isn’t the best way for us to pursue our design goals. A transition has been in the works for a while, but it’s finally official: Ramos Creative is once again the separate entities of Andrew Ramos and Elizabeth Ramos.

Along with this shift, I’m happy to announce that last week I began work as Sr. Graphic Designer at OOBE (pronounced OOO-BEE) Apparel. The decision to leave the freelance world was certainly not an easy one. But after much advice and prayer for guidance, I knew that designing for OOBE should be the next step in my career. I can already tell I have much to learn there, which makes me even more excited about this new adventure.

I’m sure I’ll have more to say about the company and the work down the road, but right now I’m busy learning the ropes and being challenged to grow as a designer โ€” while still juggling some of the final details of Indie Craft Parade. In spite of it being a little exhausting right now, there is no doubt in my mind that I’m where I’m supposed to be, and that’s a really great feeling!