Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Soaring Pirouette

Today, I made a collage to visually illustrate an inspirational horoscope I read in the City Paper a few weeks ago. Originally I was going to design it with the words as well but thought it communicated what I wanted on its own. In hindsight, I should have done it all just in Photoshop but I used InDesign to lay it all out and Photoshop to manipulate the images.

Virgo: A plain old ordinary leap of faith might not be ambitious enough for you in the coming months. I suspect your potential is more robust that that, more primed for audacity. How would you feel about attempting a quantum leap of faith? Here's what I mean by that: a soaring pirouette that sends you flying over the nagging obstacle and up onto higher ground, where the views are breathtakingly vast instead of gruntingly half-vast.

 The mountain/seascape is a picture I took when I went to San Francisco a few years back, and the Baltimore city skyline in the background is the view from Waverly captured with my iphone camera. The pirouetting ballerina was found here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A New Chapter (i.e. steppin' it up)

As you all can probably tell, I've been away from this blog for quite a while. A lot have changes have happened--I'm no longer a student, but not quite a professional. I guess at this moment I would be classified as a 'fresh graduate'.

At this point in time, I'm currently job searching and trying to grow into a more prolific and professional designer (i.e. I'm steppin' it up). I'm not quite fully employed (part-time server), so I have a bit of time on my hands to refine (or I guess still discover) my style. In order to do this I need motivation to create and a vehicle to receive feedback. Hello, blog!

As the summer moves on, I'll be figuring out various ways to keep myself busy designing and posting the fruits of my labor here. Please, please, please feel free to give me feedback in the comments or e-mail me if you want. Now that I'm not in school I don't have professors and classes full of other designers to critique. If you're a designer, let me know and I'll return the favor for sure!