The St. Louis design community is large enough to be interesting, yet small enough that I’ve run into a lot of the same colleagues at different jobs throughout my career. People come, and people go, no matter how great the company, or how hot the economy.

Life is change.


Sometimes things look better from a different perspective.

Right now, obviously, the economy is causing unwelcome changes in employment circumstances for many in the St. Louis design community, and I have set up this Web site as a resource particularly for those who are “between gigs.”

Architects, architectural designers, interior designers, interior architects, landscape designers, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, product reps and operations staff in marketing, business development, public relations, IT, accounting and administrative staff who work, or have worked, in a design-based business all understand the industry and bring specialized skills to the job. You are all welcome to network here.

It’s open to anyone in the St. Louis design community as a way to reconnect with colleagues and swap personal stories, but especially to offer support to those between jobs, share job searching and networking tips and opportunities, share job leads and report successes.

This blog is not the place to be ugly, angry, rant, etc. I won’t approve any posts for public viewing that are not respectful of the purpose here, or that violate the rules.


Keep it positive.

No bashing current or past employers. This includes sarcastic or bitter posts.

No rumor mongering (exchange rumors by private e-mail, please, but please DO post legitimate trends and news!)

No bashing St. Louis.

No snark, please—it’s just not helpful. Snark is a form of sarcasm. If you’re not sure what snark is here is a link to a great conversation on it.

Otherwise, blog away, and tell your friends.

I’ve set up an AddThis social networking button in the sidebar, as well as FeedBlitz as a subscription service, if you want to receive updates when new information is posted.


St. Louis Design Community Connections © 2009 Donna J Gamache
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

The views expressed here are mine, and those of my readers and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer, or any organization with which I am affiliated.