Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Playing around with type and then i got an idea. Ill have to work on this some more but im liking where its going..

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Been doing a few things here and there. Haven't updated this in a little while and today has been a good day and I've had time to do my own thing, so I took advantage of it. Anyway, I recently put together some art to sell in local fashion shop Rumors. Its a real cool spot. Excited that they'd sell some of my stuff there. I've also been looking for jobs lately, trying to figure out exactly what it is i want to do after this year. I definitely want to be in a big city, New York is what im shooting for. I'd LOOVE to be an in-house designer for small company. Otherwise i want to work for a design agency. So recently ive been trying to sharpen my graphic design skills. I dont post much of that type stuff on here. Im still working on it :) I need to experiment more though, foreal. Anyway, Its somewhat scary to be graduating but im anxious at the same time. Definitely taking this time to continue to learn and discover more, learn as much as i can from my professors, and see where it all takes me. Im thankful for this time, though. Everythings been nice lately, and i cant complain. Anyway, hope everyone else is acknowledging the beauty of life.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Reading Days"

I've been on a mini break from school. Its our fall break aka "reading days" and I really didn't do anything besides homework. I saw my brother and sister so that was good. We went and saw Where the Wild Things Are. Didnt see any friends (sad). Got some time to myself though so that was good. I think i needed a mental break. Anyways, been sketchin' and stuff so i'll probably upload some stuff soon. I was just playin' around and made this little thing for fun. Need to get better with type and stuff. Not much of a success but at least there was an attempt i suppose:)

Until next time, a bit of wisdom to share:

#1 Surround yourself with people that you can learn something new from every day. Its refreshing, beautiful, and inspirational. It pushes you to be a better you.

#2 Dont take your dreams to the grave. If you feel like theres something you should be doing, push to accomplish it, and continue on with other dream/ goals.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

This is an illustration for my most recent piece i've been working on. I think I'm finnaaally beginning to figure out what it is i like to do and how i like to do it. I've always had an understanding of the things i like and what my style is, but my execution has not always been the greatest. Recently, I've been making monoprints and i really enjoy the texture that they create. In all honestly, im not sure that i do them the best way, but just like anything else, you just try new things and learn something new every time. I wasnt sure how people would respond to this, but peoples reactions have been nice and its definitely been encouraging. In the words of Dora from Finding Nemo: "Just keep swimming." Yeaaa, always push on.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

workin on this piece still. next im trying to figure out what details to add. i love patterns and intricate designs so i may try and incorporate some along with some textures. may put a background of some sort because i never do backgrounds..buut that may be unnecessary. im gonna experiment and see.

on another note...im really excited about the movie Where the Wild Things Are. i dont even know when its comming out but im excited.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Assignment i had to do for type class using word and/or image to convey meaning of word. I chose "fishing"

i drew this a few years ago actually and just recently found it and decided to do something with it. definitely not finished but still in the process....see where this goes...

Im in love with elephants. But i want to add a whole bunch of different tetures to the bow ties and ties. I have a mini obsession with patterns. but Im gonna try and make that happen soon.

i drew this a couple years ago also and wanted to mess with it. im not sure how i feel. i want texture in it but what i used isnt looking to great. i still need to work on this some. I've been trying to come up with an illustration to send to Brick Weekly and hopefully get it on the front page. They pay a little cash, and im extremely broke, so hopefully ill figure out what to send in soon! we'll seee.....

I made these 2 designs during my internship at Washington Post Digital. I learned soooo much while there. My graphic design/typographical skills arent too spectacular, but slowly improving. Im trying to take any opportunity i can to learn what i can. Im feelin like graphic design is almost hte only way to get a job if i dont want to go the freelance route. my ultimate plan is to just improve in both.