No one really prepares you for what is coming when you graduate. There's a lot of uncertainty. A ton of "Holy crap, what am I going to do NOW." It was one of the most challenging experiences of my entire life. It's amazing to me that in school we feel on top of the world and like anything is possible and in the real world, you have to start all over again. They don't teach overcoming this reality in art school but we all have to figure it out one way or another.
I've been working with Reel FX quite a bit on a couple different projects (which I posted earlier) and can now post part of the work I've done with them given that some of it is now live.
I worked on an online game for kids based on the candy Baby Bottle Pops. I did environments, concepts, user interfaces, and more. The game is now live which you can see at BabyBottlePop.com. Much of the artwork and environments were done by Shane Richardson, Erin McGuire, and myself. It was an interesting and challenging job to work on and definitely an experience that required a lot of collaboration and revisions.
I have some more work to post soon. I wish all the upcoming graduates good luck and congratulations!