Saturday, February 7, 2009


I am currently experiencing the worst kind of restlessness. Attempting to multi-task solely within your own brain is counterproductive. I should know. Its 3:31 AM and blogspot uses oldstyle typographic figures as default, nice touch blogspot. really.

Today I felt very good about design and I'll tell you why. I have been working with some of my peers on the collateral for the VCU Fashion Department's Annual Juried Show. We have been struggling with concepts for the idea of MUSE, but today a group met with the fashion department to show a series of ideas in progress. The meeting went really well (I think) and everyone is feeling much better now that we have a clear direction to go in.

I couldn't make it to the meeting, but I managed to get a few very short recaps including one from my BFF Carissa. I asked her what they thought of my panda poster (see image above) to which she very immediately replied, "They hated it."

and I love that. I love that I still love the idea and I love that they had an emotional response to it. It seems incredibly odd that confidence would stem from rejection, but it has; at least for tonight.

Though exhausting, the Jean-Benoit Levy workshop has been amazing thus far. My partner rules and I'm trying my best to take everything in. Our concept is constantly evolving and sometimes we don't even know what we're trying to say. But, we're being forced way out of our comfort zone and I love it. I should be working on an animation right now, but I'm stuck. I will say that both the poster and the animation involve ducks. possibly rubber duckies.

1 comment:

  1. I love your little panda. But I love everything about you. Your spirit, your creativeness, and your ideas. We can't be perfect all of the time!! Ha. Just kidding. Love you. Mom