48 line, value & interval studies1 paper describing an object without using descriptive language Lots of reading 63 form studies 1 book review event 1 workshop + 2 posters 1 research presentation providing a solution for the retail pharmacy experience 3 blog posts 10 hours of B'stro work 1 happy, slightly delirious, exhausted, crazy-eyed 1st year student
Retro Taco Train on magazine Lately I've been experimenting with taking my personal work from the digital realm to the physical. The irony of this strikes me because the work I've been exploring handwriting (human typography) and dealing with it as imagery rather than written representation.
Lonely Creepy Private Comfortable Train on magazine
It bothers me that someone can only look at my work – I want people to interact with, touch, and be able to look at my work from different perspectives. As a designer who has made a career out of creating things digitally, I understand what a complete cynic I sound like when I say that digital design feels empty when it isn't paired with some sort of tangible design.
More on this another time. I'm heading back to my sketchpad and cutting board.
After working directly with clients for over two years, I've realized that it only satisfies a part of my need to create.
I'm scared of failure. That's really what it all comes down to. My parents taught me the value of finishing what I've started and it's served me well. It doesn't matter if you're tired or don't feel like it. You finish.
I've accomplished quite a few things in nearly 27 years, things I'm really proud of, but I've also got ambitions. I've got ambitions of doing something bigger and better than what I'm doing now. I want to make a difference and there's one thing I've realized - when you want to do something bigger, sometimes you just have to fail. It's a tough pill to swallow and one that will probably take a while to get used to.
If you'd ask me now, I wouldn't know exactly what to say I want to do. I'd probably say that I want to get my Master's degree and maybe even a Ph.D., I want to live in Europe, I want to teach people new things, I want to work in an environment where the creativity isn't stifled by clients, I want to experiment. Maybe I'd make all sorts of excuses about why I'm not going after any of those things right now.
Maybe I'd just be a better person to admit my ambitions and pursue them rather than worrying about whether or not I'll fail.
*Special thanks to The 99% for getting me to think seriously
Drooling over every single piece of work from J Fletcher Design. This guy is genius. (Not to mention that he's done work in the fashion industry which makes me insanely jealous.) From the looks of his project portfolio, he gets all the good gigs in town. ...is it considered theft if you steal someone's portfolio?
So I'm a slacker. I'll admit it. It's time to get back in the groove and start posting again, because I've been working on a lot of great projects and have participated in a lot of great opportunities lately - taking wedding pictures for friends, speaking at the ExactTarget Connections conference, participating in some really cool design projects at work and for family and friends.
Unfortunately, I'm not able to post everything right now, so in the meantime, here are a few sites that made me smile today.
MixMyGranola.com - a great place for foodies and non-foodies alike. Make your own custom muesli or granola and get it shipped to you for free if your order is over $40!
Windrock Lodge - a site designed by Designsensory out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Seventy-two thousand acres of prime ATV and bike trails nestled in the hills of East Tennessee are a big enough draw for thrill seekers, nature lovers and rugged, outdoor types. 'Nuff said.
Lilly's Table - featuring brand new seasonal recipes each week. Yes, another food site. I've been obsessed with cooking with seasonal foods and ingredients lately - what can I say?
I couldn't help but LOL when I saw this video. This guy is ridiculous. My favorite line? "This is the most impressive business card I've ever seen. It's mine. It took me 25 years to design this..."
You mean he's been designing that card since 1984. I must admit that's impressive. Twenty-five years is long enough for something to be in style, go out of style, and come back in style.
In style, out of style, whatever...it's hilarious.