So in the last post I showed you a glimpse of what I was working on which is now finished and you can see it in this years motion reel that my teacher Dan Jensen put together for the LCAD Open House. There are some really great pieces that my fellow designers created this past year and in addition you will get to see what past students have done as well. Let your pupils dilate. (You may need to refresh the page to see the video) If this reel excited you and inspired... View Article
on the homestretch. feeling both stressed and relieved at the same time. its almost over. its almost over? its almost over?! thinking about becoming a senior. been having thoughts about “finishing” and wondering how i will develop both in this coming year as well as the year following. anxiety fills me. and zeal. but i feel like this every 4-6 months anyway, i should be used to it by now. so. lately. been trying to be productive, experiencing brief success followed by more confusion. i feel even though sometimes i... View Article
This semester I noticed that the I haven’t done a whole lot of designing and it dawned upon me that it’s kinda been that way for a couple of semester now. I realized that it’s because the physical act of designing is the latter half of the whole design process. The cool packaging you see on the shelf of a shop, which you buy, and have a hard time throwing away because it looks too good, is the product of hours upon hours and stacks on stacks of research and... View Article
Nike Sponsored Studio Portland Trip! I never thought this day would come. The highlight of my semester so far! If you haven’t heard about this class, every couple of years Nike chooses a handful of schools (others being, North Umbria, College for Creative Studies, and Art Center) to take part in a partnership to feature a course that Nike sponsors and who assigns the design brief for the semester. For this class, Nike wants us to create an experience for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Two weeks ago our class was... View Article
Wow, what can I say? The past few weeks have been crazy! I’m sure all of you are happy to stretch out and relax after mid terms. These next few posts is a recap of the hectic past few weeks that I had. First off I hope all of you submitted something for the Best of the Best Show which happens in April. I’m excited to see what everyone has been working on. This year I submitted a packaging design project I completed last year. The past couple of years there hasn’t... View Article
Bring $20 cash if you’d like to purchase his new character design book! For your convenience, here is the link to Posebook, and you can follow Stephen on Facebook here (which I recommend you do- sometimes he offers surprise deals on his books). Also, Animal Day is tomorrow! Come ready to draw a leopard and an eagle owl. How cool is that? That’s it for now! Hope you survived midterms and have a great Spring Break!
I promise I will post some WIP and other things I’ve been making soon. Been super busy with 18 units, complain, whine, pout. But this morning I saw this new(ish?)Nigel Cooke painting on the internet. I went bananas. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it on the blog yet but this year I find myself being highly influenced/inspired by the work of Nigel Cooke. He’s my hero right now. So check it out: The Bathers – Nigel Cooke, 2011 So go paint like that or go paint like... View Article
This is a momentous occasion. This has got to be the best graphic design gallery exhibition ever at LCAD, at least during my past three years here. This exhibition displays the heavy hitters of type design from the relatively new superstar of lettering Jessica Hische to the veteran headliner of the exhibition Margo Chase and everything in between. I would post some pictures of the exhibition but it wouldn’t do any of the pieces justice. Plus photography isn’t allowed in the exhibition. But seriously go check out the exhibition. Margo Chase’s lecture will be held... View Article