Wednesday, May 06, 2009

DesignVerb: How to get up, eat breakfast and get ready for work in 5 minutes

Watch this. I have no words. Oh except that it is genius to put your pants on without using your hands.

Response: Last Week of Classes

I can't believe it's here. The end.

Okay, so my family is ridiculously close, so of course they have seen my prototype, all my Vox designs, my web site and now my mini portfolio even though they are all in Chicago. Today my dad sent me an email telling me how proud I should be of everything that I accomplished this year and how I exceeded all the expectations he had for my success at Mizzou (sweet, right?).

It made me feel really good, and I thought to myself: if everyone of my fellow Advanced Design students does have a person who will remind them of all they have accomplished, I will be that person. We should all be damn proud of making it through alive- hell, some of are coming out kicking and screaming. So, way to go us. Now, pat yourself on the back.

Critique: Week 14

This is it folks. My last week of undergrad. Wow.

Needless to say, I have been a designing fool this week. Finally got my web site up: I'm pretty happy with it. It gives the exact tone that I wanted, I guess I just wish I had more really awesome, diverse work to put up.

After seeing how great Abbey's mini portfolio turned out, I used to make one also. I would have liked to have tried something handmade, but that just isn't in the cards for this time of the year. That being said, I really like how professional the Blurb books look. I can't wait to see it! Check out the preview here.

This past weekend I also got to art direct a photo shoot for the Books department of Vox. We were only shooting books, but I got to work with the photographer a lot, which was a very educational experience. He came up with some very interesting ways to arrange the books that made them look really beautiful. I guess that's why they pay him the... oh wait, no.

Oh, and the Pets issue comes out tomorrow! I was very happy with my feature on animal cruelty, but noticed in galley edits that some of my favorite parts of the spread were changed :( and I didn't save a copy of it, so I'll have to wait until tomorrow and get the pdf.

Sorry there is nothing visual to show for my week's work. Hopefully I'll pick up some interesting projects over the summer that I will be able to post!