Thursday, October 30, 2008


To keep up with my Time-based Media, check out my Vimeo account. Nike is taking up a lot of time and I really should be working on that now... goodbye!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Adding more pictures

I've noticed that my blog lacks images. Being visual, I like pictures. I like to look at things, not read the rantings of some poor sap. So here is a picture of my work space.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I finally got all my stuff together and got accepted to Lorenzo de Medici! It will be a semester in Florence taking history, graphic design and italian. Sprinkled in there a few trips around Italy and seeing some family and I'm waaay excited. I need to start kicking my ass and using Rosetta Stone more often. It helps but I tend to forget to set 30 min or so aside to practice. I think it's my biggest life goal, to learn Italian. Or being hired as a creative. Hopefully both. 

First things first though, I have to get stuff together for another video conference with Nike. They came last week with some good feedback. They like where my group is going and just keep on keeping on for us. Saturday morning, one of the designers, Jeff, stayed after a little and just got to talk a bit. I left thinking that I'd really like to intern and/or work there. It's not a big weight room over there. You don't have to be a super athlete. I think it's something that I personally couldn't do for a long time. I like to have some creative problem solving. It's the cultural side of Nike shoe designing that gets me. End of the day it's a shoe. Someone will either buy it or not. But the thought and research and learning that the designer does is fascinating in the most fascinating of ways. I can only imagine how much further a shoe designer could go into an individual, culture, team, group, whatevs.

Monday, October 20, 2008


The stress was lifted for a day this weekend. My friend Anna Liisa came to visit. However Sunday arrived and I was reminded of how much I have to do in such little amount of time. I went to check out scheduling for LdM. Turns out a few classes I want either aren't scheduled for this coming semester or conflicts with the accelerated Italian class I want. My international advisor is out for a week but luckily my academic advisor is available. I also need to check back with perspective employers about summer internship positions. I need to gather sound for my Time-based class and prepare for Nike's visit on Friday. I'm progressing steadily on that but still not quick enough. 

Another busy week.

Friday, October 17, 2008

...because I drank coffee too late in the evening

We had our annual Portfolio Review day here at CCS. It's a great opportunity to get critiques, network, and hopefully a job or internship. I met with Evolve, Fredrick's, Kaleidoscope, Whirlpool, Converse, Dow Corning and Kohler. Some went better than others and I had my best interviews with my top choices. I was really hoping to meet with Crispin Porter & Bogusky but unfortunately they didn't show up. No matter, I'm still going to try to reach them another way.

With my portfolio showing a general success, I'm gradually feel the stress slowly lift off my shoulders. Unfortunately, my shoulders have a cramp in one side that reaches up to my neck and head. Finding a comfortable position to sleep in is quite the task tonight.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


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