03 June 2010

The Brand Spankin' New Job!

I've now been at Design Ranch here in Kansas City for almost two weeks, and it's been so wonderful! I couldn't ask for anything better– everyone here is so friendly and welcoming, the building is gorgeous, and the work is exciting! I'll have to take pictures soon and post them up. In the meantime, here are a few little crops of some of the work I've been doing.

15 March 2010

Painting: ink drawings

Ink drawings for my painting class, all 4.5" x 6". These are all studies done outside of class, and we work in oil on canvas during class. So fun!

14 March 2010

PP: My Identity & Collateral!

Finished up my identity and collateral this past week!

10 March 2010

DP: Mid-Semester Degree Project Summation

Thinking about my degree project so far, and looking at the timeline I've started with, I feel like I've gotten nothing done. I'm so far behind according to my timeline, and I have so far to go in order to get to where I want to be. The one thing that I've really taken away from this project so far is realizing that I always assign myself waaaay too much to handle. For some reason, I always tell myself to do incredible amounts of work, amounts that in reality, I know I couldn't possibly do, but I tell myself that I should try anyway. I've done this my whole life, and I'm not sure why.

But then, looking at my process book, I've already filled over 50 pages, so it's not like I'm not trying. I'm in the process of writing, developing a logo mark, color palette, and aesthetic for my project, and I can see the final result in my head. I really have come a ways.

Although, I still need to update my timeline to put it into a much more manageable scope than what it was before. Instead of writing, designing, and producing an entire book in a single semester, I'm instead planning on doing two or three little booklets (what would have been the sections or chapters to my book) and having blank mock-ups for the others in the set (for photography purposes). That way, I can make the few that I do awesome, and not spread myself thin over a whole book.

As far as I'm concerned, I'll be making two booklets, based in different eras in time that will be juxtaposed with modern day issues / marriages / human relationships, to see why they compare / contrast. Looking at and understanding our past helps to inform our lives in the present.

that is some beautiful knotted typography! I'm inspired!