Note to Self On the Day I Hate My Job

Let me be clear; it's not every day that I hate my job, but today is rough. I have no motivation, it's the middle of winter, and I constantly work my ass off on things that never get produced. I mean literally work my ass off, like skip meals, loose sleep, etc. Which got me thinking about some of the people I work with. The people who will sit facing a blank wall for 14hrs and walk away with a killer campaign. How do you do it? Is it drugs? Is it so much caffeine that your thoughts are no longer your own, but actual a bean from Columbia talking through you? *I don't drink coffee, if you can't tell.* Anyways, I need a pep talk, and a vacation. Below is a logo who died too soon, just to keep in-line with the topic.

 3/7/18 12:53PM

3/7/18 12:53PM

Hello September

I don't think anything goes by faster than summer in Maine. The humid nights, with 4 fans pointed at my face, have now passed on to waking up shivering to one window open at 3am. But then again, it's not just the weather changing, it's me. Growing from content to discontent, I've changed a lot in this past month. Continuously searching to challenge myself and conquer new adventures. Here's to fall 2017!

 9/13/17 3:39PM

9/13/17 3:39PM

What I've Been Up To

It's been over a year since I finished my thesis and life has been crazy. I am now working as an Art Director at a local ad agency, and because I can't share my work for clients I've left this blog pretty bare... But recently I have decided to do small freelance projects to keep myself feeling fresh, and of course put some extra cash to those student loans..

Below is my most recent design for a non-profit gardening center called Hippie Hallows.

 7/16/17 5:40PM

7/16/17 5:40PM

 
 

Keep Working Till You're Happy

 

As of right now, 6:36pm on February 24th, I have created nine different versions of this zine. The lessons of trying and failing and learning from your mistakes seem to be ringing in my ear. Luckily I have come to a place where I am satisfied with the design. I have lost countless hours and sleep over this situation. WE ARE AT PEAK STRESS RIGHT NOW...

Anyways, here's a picture of a few of the original zines. I'll save the final for later.

2/24/16 6:41pm

 

Typesetting

 

I have begun the process of designing the booklets/books that these stories will go into. This started by taking out my almost forgotten color-aid and setting up some color palettes that I think represent modern dating/love/romance/whatever I am naming this now. Then a cut up some newsprint, because I love the informal feeling you get when you read something on newsprint. These are really personal stories that I want people to really get into and read, so newsprint seems like a good idea. 

Anyways I'm starting with a slab serif with two columns of type. Sort of like a newspaper, but more modern type and typography. 

 2/4/16 9:02am

2/4/16 9:02am