9.05.2013

D Moms Fall 2013 (A.K.A. My Swan Song)










Last week, I promised some news on the work front (I also promised a breakdown of Audrey's new room...coming soon), so here's the scoop. Today is my last day at D Magazine, which means the fall issue of D Moms -- the very one that those tears above came from -- was my last as executive editor. I'll still be helping at D Home with product and shopping coverage, but I'm officially moving on to a new (big) adventure.

Starting tomorrow, I'll be joining my lovely, amazing, and talented friend Sam at her brilliant design firm, Swoon, the studio. I'll be assuming the role of principal, helping overseeing Swoon's brand and communications initiatives and, wait for it, helping to launch and lead their interiors division. My new gig will be similar to my job at D in that I'll get to do design work, styling, writing, strategy, and a slew of other creative endeavors. Suffice to say, it's going to be a fun gig.

The change, however, is bittersweet. I loved my job at D, and I loved D Moms (it was, in a way, my third baby), but I am so jazzed about going on this journey with Sam. Her firm has been incredibly successful, and her work is highly sought after by a slew of creative clients (think Neiman Marcus, the Dallas Museum of Art, the NasherV.O.D.). Getting to work alongside her as she grows and evolves her business is just immensely exciting to me.

The whole enterprise also forces me to stop and just sort of marinate in a moment of big time gratitude. When I left corporate America to join D as an editor, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. I'd landed my dream job, and I loved every minute of it (the good, the bad, and the ugly). But getting to embark on a second dream job? It just feels like an awful lot of goodness for one gal...I'm not gonna lie.

So here's to new adventures. I can't wait to share the journey with you guys!
xx

12 comments:

Mary said...

Congratulations Joslyn! That sounds like an amazing opportunity! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Katie Anderson said...

I honestly don't know what I am more jealous of – you getting work with Sam; or Sam getting to work with you! You ladies will be unstoppable together! Congrats on what you've done with D Moms and congrats on the new venture!

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Congratulations Joslyn! Everything you put your hand on turns to magic. Looking forward to following along on your latest adventure.

(These pages are lovely by the way!)

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

congrats my LOVE! I am so so so proud of you. I am always in awe of the beauty you make all around you. xoxoxoxo

molly lubs tompkins said...

congratulations, joslyn! how exciting! you really are a talented woman and an inspiration to me. thank you for letting us follow you on this adventure and cheers to all the brightness the future holds! xoxo-molly

petal and plume said...

congratulations and all the best to you on this wonderful new journey!
xx

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

congratulations joslyn! i'm not surprised your incredible talents are being scooped up with such greatness.

Shayna said...

Wow, congratulations! What an exciting few years...truly an inspiration as I try to navigate my own career change. It's really awesome that you've leapt and then grown within your new life!

Kristina Guilbeau said...

a million congrats! xo

keepfeeling said...

big congrats, joslyn! you're gonna kill it.

xo joanna

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Joslyn!!! Oh my gosh -- just getting caught up on your blog (clearly) and hadn't seen this until now. Now I know what you meant in a recent post about a project with Swoon. I am so excited for you!!! You're amazingly talented and I am so inspired by your drive to use that talent and break free of the doldrums of corporate America. Can't wait to see more of your work...

Hannah Maple said...

Many congrats...that is simply amazing! Best wishes on transitioning to your new venture, and thank you for serving as such wonderful inspiration to all of us creatives.