Tuesday, August 31, 2010

School's Out FOREVER!

It's back to school time... but not for me. Oh sweet relief!
After 3 degrees (yes, including high school) and 1 certificate program I can safely say that I've had my fill of schooling... in the academic realm.

These stamps and postcards designed by RISD grad Heather K. Phillips made me laugh. I think these could be very useful tools for those instructors who tend to say everything except what they should be saying to students about their work.

Available for purchase, here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

and the winner is...

Not us.

Just visited the Mohawk site today and found that our Pirate Posters are finalists in the Mohawk Show 11. I think the final judging has happened and there is a winner but, what is that they say, I'm just happy to have been nominated!

That was a really fun project with a great group of people... ahhh memories.

Check out the full line of posters here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

shameless self promo

The Academy of Art (my now alma mater) did a very nice posting on my upcoming adventures.
I know it's a great way for them to promote the success of their design program but it somehow solidified the fact that this IS happening in my life... and fast.

The head-shot was done an hour after I woke up, hadn't brushed my hair and with the knowledge that I photograph horribly. I somehow morph into a totally different physical being in photographs, this wasn't too far off but still, who is that?! I need a professional and some make-up.

Also, I love how this article is so calm and matter of fact, unlike the real-life experience of finding a job, guess that doesn't make for motivational or promotional reading!

Anyway, here I am, in blog form.

Monday, August 9, 2010

blogging about forgetting to blog

I'm so glad this blog doesn't have feelings or it would be having some major neglect issues. I could be reported to blog-protective services agency and have my blog taken away from me because I'm an unfit blogger.

bloggity blog blog blog.

Major news for me and perhaps a good fresh clean start to a new regular blog post attempt... (hahaha) we are moving to Portland, OR!
I somehow managed to charm my way into employment, although, I would like to think it's because of my serious talent as a graphic designer and artist that sealed the deal. It's a great shop called Sockeye Creative and I will be an official graphic designer with them in September. It all started when I saw this logo:

We had been trying to plan a trip to Portland way back when and I found this great website called travelportland.com. All of the sudden I was no longer interested in actually finding out information about going to Portland I wanted to know who designed that logo and the site!

And now, here I am. Sitting in an apartment in flux, contents of a 5 year life in california haphazardly lumped into "donate", "get rid of that crap" and "keep" piles. Leaving CA is bitter sweet because I've made some incredible friends and connections out here that I will be sad to move away from. Though, I think I've had my fill of this beautiful state. California is unlike anywhere I've ever been or lived. I've become spoiled with beautiful weather and insanely gorgeous landscapes and of course, conveniences of city-life. But, as with any place, there are some downs to the ups and as of late the downs seem to out number the ups.

So, goodbye California and watch out Portland, here I come!