Archive for June, 2011

June 20, 2011

This fine week in June….

This week my independent study group will finally begin working on our actual blog and selecting submissions. I am so excited to get to it! I love my group and they are really a pleasure to work with, so I look forward to putting heads together with them every week. We finalized a logo, call to submissions posters, and we are getting ready to rock. Here is what we came up with, after some help from our group advisor.


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June 17, 2011


Last week I felt a flood of emotions about my future. I am constantly berating myself for not being where I want to be in terms of design capabilities, and I always wonder if I will get there or not. I know that people switch careers and succeed all the time, but I feel sometimes that I am lacking that “something” that makes people designers. Every day is different in terms of how I am feeling and what I want to accomplish, and I am aware that I need to work hard.  I feel like I could be working a lot harder. I am not ready to just chalk it up to inexperience and accept my skill level. If I want it, I need to work harder. I know that I want it because when I see design that I love, I get so excited. I have this desire to improve upon things, create things of my own, and make things beautiful. I set out to change things, and that is exactly what I intend to do.

June 6, 2011

June Is Shaping Up


I started the summer off with wine tastings and a week of relaxation, but now things are really in full swing again.  I recently took a trip to Milwaukee, and I have a weekend in Assateague coming up. Naturally, the week is stuffed like sausage casing- 2 meetings at school plus various projects.

I’m taking an independent study with Vienna, Sara, and Katrina, and we are creating a digital showcase of the Publications Design Student Work.  I’m excited to be apart of the blog, 10 West Preston. Not only do I have very talented peers, but they are also fun and inspiring. I can’t wait to see first hand what other people are coming up with, and I’m very excited to submit some work of my own. While this program keeps me very busy, I am more and more happy in the field the further along I go.  We are all going to create a flyer/poster for the call of entries, and I’m trying to branch out of my own personal style, which to me, looks overly feminine all the time.  My goal is to have somethings in my portfolio that are clean and a bit less neutral in color. I also can’t wait to futz around with my MediaLoot Library. WOO WOO! Pics are to come.

I have a few things on my agenda for the week. I’m sure I’ll add to the list!

  • Finally post the photos I’ve been hoarding on my SD card
  • Do a mock-up of Juli’s wedding invites (hope hope hope and pray)