Day Job


photo by Jon

Everyone always asks me what it’s like looking at porn all day and every day.
My answer is simple:

It’s awesome!

I am an artist. Particularly an artist who likes to draw people more than anything. What could be more excellent for me than having an anatomy lesson every second of my workday?

The other thing I should mention is that generally, I am working on webpages. This means I look at alot of thumbnails while I change the header or background color of a given page…but rarely do I ever have to look at any content.

Another perk of the job is that I never have to watch my mouth. I can be somewhat unladylike with my language, and this had proved difficult for me in other working situations. My job at kink doesn’t just accept my dirty mouth, but in fact, it requires it.

After about a month of working here I realized that any hesitations I may have had were just silly.

Which brings me up to the next big thing. Kink.com had purchaced the San Francisco Armory building long before I started working there, but was set to relocate to the new building just a few weeks after I was hired.

It seemed like right after I got settled in at the Palace, it was time to move!

& what a move it was….

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photo by Laughing Squid

In April, I took a trip up to SF to do a photo shoot with infrared photographer, Jake Applebaum.

One of the places I went during my visit was Jake’s workplace, Kink.com’s Porn Palace. Every Friday night they had an employee happy hour, which I had the privelidge of attending.

At the time, I was floored by the expanse of the building, the crazy sets, the cameras and lighting equipment.
But I was more impressed by how happy everyone seemed. I had the overwhelming feeling that all these people loved their jobs.


photo by Laughing Squid

Half-jokingly, I said to Jake, “Let me know if you have any job openings!”.

Months later, Jake called to let me know that they needed a web developer.
Before I knew it, I had been living in SF for two days and had already been hired as a contractor.

My fourth day in SF was my first day working at the porn palace.

It was….surprisingly like art school.
There was a room full of macs with widescreen displays, being operated by cute people with piercings and awesome hair. Everyone was super friendly, and often chatting about their band or their open-source project. The bathrooms were even gender neutral!

Ladies and gentlemen….I had found my dream job!

But porn?? Was I ready for such an endeavor? Find out tomorrow!


photo by Marie Lodi.

This City

When I started this blog in July, I was really interested in sharing my life as a freelancer with all of you!
Through freelancing, I’ve learned alot about self-promotion, online marketing, and most of all…myself.

However, As many of you noticed, I stopped updating in September.

Some of you emailed me to ask why I dissapeared so suddenly, however, the truth was more horrifying than any of you realized:

I got a job.

Yes friends, I am currently employed full time as a web developer for kink.com.

I never thought I’d end up making my living coding up porn webpages, but I’m having more fun at work than I’ve had in years.

Tomorrow I’ll tell you a little more about what it’s like working here!

In the meantime, take a look around! I just gave the whole site an overhaul.

I’ll still be adding alot of new content and functionality to the site, and also ironing out a few bugs over the next few days.

Check back tomorrow for more!

xo,
Star