February 23, 2012

Developing the Senior Show

For this stage of the senior show, I am working with Ian Spaeth for developing our concept. We spend a lot of time mind mapping, or just generally brainstorming for the best theme that encompasses not only the seniors of the class, but all of our work, and the department as well. You can see some of our earliest thoughts, here's some of our mappin', in no particular order, just all kinda smooshed together:

 We narrowed it down to mostly the idea of "never being finished/always room for rethinking" and the idea of "speculative/looking forward"
Naming took some time. We've landed with the name "Unfinished Forms" though.

February 21, 2012


So, I've been a little neglectful with this blog lately. To be fair, it's because I'm giving so much love to my degree project blog. But really, that's no excuse! So here's the deal with what's been up lately!

Firstly, my WEEEEEB SIIIIITE~! Still working out the kinks, and we working some of the type on some of the pages, but for the most part it's all there! Not far from being top-notch! Things to fix:
  • upload PDF version of portfolio to page
  • rewrite "howdy" page
  • add page with links to sites (like this blog, degree blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)
  • figure out how to make email link open up email thingy
  • upload PDF version of resume
The resume is good to go to, and I got some useful input on it from the lovely Eric Roebuck, the recruiter who looked over my portfolio regarding the Hallmark internship. Very useful input.

Now all I have to do is tweak a couple things!

February 17, 2012

Inner Oasis!

Here is the scribd version of our presentation! The monument has come a long way since the beginning, evolving from something that represents the slow movement to something that is more of a monument to inner calm and reflection (this is an aspect of the slow movement, but not an embodiment of it).

January 23, 2012

Career Goals

With so many different lines of work available, it's really hard to just state what my dream job would be. It almost seems like a bad idea to try and imagine a job were everything is perfect. I'm still also a bit unsure, waffling about it. I have lot of interests, and and open to lots of possibilities.
Ideally I would love a job where the design process relied heavily on the design research done for it. I love the researching topics and cultures and being able to collect all the data into a visually pleasing tool that can be used as an aid for further designing. It's something really rewarding to me! And then the artifacts that are created are tailored for the audience.
I also would really like a place where the tactile nature of design is still preserved. Although I'm cool with both print and digital medium, something about print work still draws my attention more strongly.
I also want to work somewhere that is professional, but still remains light-hearted. I love design that can make a person crack a smile. Not goofy, just fun or clever (because there is a difference!).
And finally, to be completely blunt, I want a job that doesn't consume my life. The nights of 3-hours-of-sleep need to stop once I'm out of school. I will be a dedicated worker where ever I go, but when I go home I want to BE HOME, not work from home. Is that horrible?

Gotta straighten up, that's for sure. One thing that I realize as a weakness of mine is being persistent and a go-getter. I need to work much harder, and get in connection with more people. And then not lose contact, hah. Not gonna get a job anywhere if I'm just sitting in my apartment. Take every opportunity and see everything as a stepping stone to get in touch with the right people and the right career!