Well, it happened, I got a job. It is not the job I expected or ever imagined, but I am extremely excited nonetheless. I will be working as a graphic designer at The Pokémon Company International which is headquartered in Bellevue, WA, right across Lake Washington from Seattle.
I will be designing primarily print items ranging from children's books to Pokémon trainer manuals and will be developing brand guidelines and materials for all the Pokémon and new games that are released.
I found some photos online of headquarters and I have to say I think it is going to be a really fun work environment. During my interview, I was totally sold on Pokémon and their work culture by a few of their employees. Apparently company-wide tournaments when a new game is released is the norm.