In a word, great!
My contact appears to be in his mid to late 30’s, energetic, excited—one of those people just *made* for recruitment, although he’s a designer, too. He’s also the one-man New Media team of the company in question, wrangling the undiscovered new media talent of Toledo (like myself, apparently) to do some contract work.
It’s just what I need: a chance to prove myself, to get some “real world” design experience, and to make a little extra cash on the side. Oh, yeah, and to give me a confidence and ego boost, which I always desperately need. At the same time, though, this doesn’t require me to quit my current job in favor of some unknown, and it won’t dump oodles of work on me all the time. The projects will be spaced out amongst the various contractors, and we’ll all have the resources of the company at our disposal (although to what extent I can utilize that offer, I’m not precisely sure).
I’m geeked. I’m stoked. I’m glad to be out of that suit.
OMFG, yay for using my degree and my talent.
[An aside: someone I’m downloading from on WinMX just asked me what I do for a living. I could honestly answer him that I’m a graphic / web / new media designer with a day job at a bank. !!!]