1: Personal Introduction & Thoughts
Quick introduction to get it out of the way.. I am (currently) a senior student finishing my major study in Communication Design. I had a minor, Book Art, but I had to drop it for an Art Direction design elective, which was more important to my future career than having a minor. That's not to say that I did not learn anything useful from half of my completed minor study. I know many different types of book binding all by hand, which goes together with design courses when I have to create a portfolio, any type of design book, or a process book, and etc. It's very important knowledge that I do not regret spending time learning.
In design, I am most passionate about packaging, branding identity, and pattern design. While the first two directions of design I always knew I enjoyed more, pattern design was an experimental design elective I took my second year of college. After that semester course, my newly-baked love for pattern design was born and I began to utilize eve the basic techniques of pattern-making in my other design courses; best example being my Typography specimen book. Design includes a lot of writing and researching, which can be evry tedious but something everyone has to learn to get used to. I am not a writer at all, if I get started talking about something I understand and feel connected to, I can end up writing a decent piece. Otherwise, I am more of a reader. I don't dislike writing, I think it's a great wat to express thoughts and sometimes an easier way to express feelings and emotions over speaking up. I am very neutral towards it, no hate or love. Some types of writings can also be interpretated differently based on a person reading it, much like fine art.
I am not entirely sure what I want to write about yet. But as I was looking over several local new sites, I decided to find some kind of article dealing with a new, larger than life, mural I saw in the Third Ward a few weeks ago when I was mentoring upcoming students. I did find one small piece of informational on it, and after reading it, the context of the mural made so much more sense. After taking a Street Art/Graffiti Art History course, I got more interested in public art around me and started to notice more and more street art commissions appearing around places I visit. I will be interested to see/hear what other people might be exploring and writing about to get a better sense of what I can do, and to get inspired by others to write.
9/30/2019 07:57:40 pm
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Communication design & illustration for fun. And I love cats.