Last night I went to the AIGA Kick Off party with Amber and Celeste. It was kinda weird at first to just walk into this hotel and be confronted with people I didn’t know and then people I did. All of us who were students just kinda gravitated towards one another because we were all in the same boat. But slowly some of us started branching out and finding people to talk to.
I got to meet two people in the UI/UX field and grabbed their contact info. Both Zack and Jon had interesting things to say about UI/UX that we didn’t get to cover in class. I think I talked to both of them for at least twenty or thirty minutes. Zack wants to help us set up and AIGA chapter at UNT along with the help of another guy I met, Josue.
It was a good night. I walked away with some valuable contacts and it’s going to help me figure out how to get into the UI/UX field. I’m pretty excited to start emailing and trying to set up this AIGA student chapter.
She’s is one of the most energetic and busy people I know. Sometimes it seems like she has the worst luck in the world but she still kicks ass. She’s become one of my best friends that I’ve met since coming to Denton. No matter what she’s got going on, if someone needs help she’s the first to offer. She knows something about everything and has a connection or three to someone who knows more about it than her.
Holly is also a hero in the capes and spandex sense of the word. We’ve talked about being Mexican wrestlers for halloween, she wore Luchador masks at her wedding, and she’s one of those people who if she walked around in a cape no one would question it.
She’s awesome. I love her. I’m lucky to have met her.
Portfolio site of illustrator Oli Winward
Right up front this site gives thumbnails of current work. The navigation is cleanly off to the left with a logo mark above. The thumbnails change sizes and all fit together nicely. The site just looks organized when it is first visited. The scrolling action when a nav button is clicked makes me smile. Just that little bit of movement rather than a page loading makes the site so much nicer and fun to be on.
Personal Logo Appreciation
The way this logo was approached was through the designers love of edges and angles rather than a monogram for his name. The way he approached making a personal logo about what he loves rather than about his name is interesting. My automatic thought when we started personal logos was to do my name. It’s different, he made an interesting shape, and has a good story as to why he created what he did.
Moodbards and marks.
I’m not super happy with the marks yet…
Pick two of the 9 life lessons that might have inspired you from watching this commencement address. Take the time to watch this. It’s amazing.
I have three things from this speech that really made sense to me.
1) Excercise - “there is an inverse correlation between depression and excercise”
I fully agree with this. I recently started an excercise program and I feel a whole hell of a lot better. Plus I’m changing my physicality for the better which give a pretty sweet confidence boost.
2) Define yourself by what you love, not in opposition to things. “Be pro-stuff, not just anti-stuff.”
This goes along with what we talked about last night in class. We were told not to say that we ‘like’ stuff but that we ‘love’ something. But only if we really do love it. Defining yourself by things you love (or positivity) is better than by things you are against (negativity).
3)Don’t Rush - “Life is meaningless and you must fill it.”
I’ve been told that I have a wonderful way of describing my life so that it sounds meaningless. That’s bothered me. But hearing this, it makes me realize why I describe my life that way. I haven’t filled it with enough. I’m only 22. I don’t have a solid life plan. I tend to focus on not super distant goals. I feel like I need to add more to my life. I’m happy to have watched this and to have found the words to describe why I describe my life so ‘meaninglessly.’