I hold an MFA in studio arts and have 7 years of experience as a machinist (both manual and CNC, very comfortable in Autodesk/HSMworks). I've been running a small business for the past two years, and while it's profitable, it's not profitable enough. I'm at the point in my life where I desire job security, health insurance, a steady source of income, and career growth opportunities. You know, just a few things, right?
I'm looking to find a job in ID, ideally one where I can move between design, engineering, and manufacturing. I see this as maybe a 'product manager' type job description? <-- Yes, that's a question, I'm not really sure where I fit in. I'm really open to anything in the spectrum that involves making a physical product, as long as there is opportunity for growth!
I feel very much an outsider looking in on the Industrial Design world. I have a very unique skill set and work experience and know that it's going to be a challenge to get through the first layer of HR review.
A friend of mine is pretty active here, and thought this might be a good place to post for some feedback. Where can someone like me fit in within the pantheon of ID related jobs? Sorry, if that's too broad of a question, but I've got to start somewhere.
for reference here is what I'm doing right now:http://www.charcoalgoods.comhttps://www.instagram.com/charcoalgoods/