Relocating to STL
Hello everyone, it has recently become very real to me that I may be relocating to the wonderful city of St. Louis within the next year or two. As part of my effort to do some research on the area, I'm posting here in hopes that you all may be able to give me some insight.
Right now I'm a graphic designer living/working in Orlando, FL. I would be relocating as soon as next August - so about a year from now. I've recently graduated with a BFA in design and have a few years experience under my belt.
Any insight on what the job market is like up there? Orlando has been very rough lately, but I've managed to find work right out of school, which is great. How would you describe the market in St. Louis right now?
Down here I've been very involved in Ad 2 (ad2.org) similar to Ad Club/AIGA type of organizations - what is the community like up here? Is it big? I've loved being a member of Ad 2 and would love to get involved in something similar up in STL.
And lately, unrelated to design or anything of that nature, any advice on neighborhoods to look into? (least important of the questions, just figured I would throw it out there)
Thanks for any and all advice, it is definitely appreciated!