Well, my lay off has gone less than swimmingly to be sure! This sucks, plain and simple. But on to my thought...
With two new reports coming out of Northern Colorado that our economy is approaching or surpassing 1988 record lows, and especially in the housing and construction market, I don't see many of the local planning firms hiring any designers in the near future. I am thinking about approaching about some of the larger developers in the area about creating a position for a planner on their staff, rather than hiring a planning firm. Many of these developers already come to private practice firms with their design ideas firmly planted, but need us to draw it, hopefully improve it and get it pushed through the City or County channels.
Does this sound reasonable to anyone or am I stretching under the pressure of being unemployed?
Also, any suggestions on approaching this in a cover letter, mostly written to CEOs that I have not met?