First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to read, Ken! Second, you have no idea how much your comment resonated with me. The few times I’ve interviewed for full-time employment in the past, it seems that my independent personality and need for autonomy drove them away. I am in no way the best designer out there, but it’s easier to vet technical skills versus personality/culture fit. When I talk with students and young professionals, I always stress taking the time to identify your own personal values so you can compare them against those of an organization. Thanks again for the input!