Friday, September 30, 2011
CLICK HERE FOR THE JESSICA HISCHE INTERVIEW
As a design student I struggled, and I always wanted to be better at design. At times, it felt like I was at a plateau, and it took everything I had (including nights of no sleep) in order to barely climb over the hump. In order to deal with this, I would find sources of inspiration to drive my passion for design. One of my main sources was watching the ever popular Jessica Hische, who is a very young, very successful, letterer/ designer/ Illustrator. Her style is very approachable, friendly, and smart.
One of my co-workers just recently shared this interview with me, and I found it to be very interesting. Hische is extremely down to earth, and reminds me a lot of who I was before I found design school. It is a great dialogue, and humbles the pedestal we try to climb in order to be great designers. Anyone can be great, it is just a matter of following your own dreams. I've always thought that passion drives process. If a designer, whether they be a student or a professional, finds passion in a certain area of design they should pursue it.
I have also slowly, but surely come to the realization that design is extremely flexible. It can mold and shape to the structure of your life however you want it too. Whether you work in the city at a large design firm, or if you prefer to freelance, or if you prefer to create random projects that end up getting extremely popular (daily drop cap). Design has many different avenues, and we are the one's who get to choose the route.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Life outside of design school has been considerably challenging and exciting. I have an amazing group of co-workers, who I think of more as family, and we all share a natural love and passion for design. I recently decided that I am going to start sharing blog posts full of inspiration, triumphs, and randoms with the world again. Not that anyone really reads this, however, I like to think that they do.
So with that, I would love to share this truly inspiring find that I embarked upon this morning. What a wonderful way to start the day. Her name is Mary Kate McDevitt, and she is doing everything I would love to be doing. I would describe her as a Jessica Hische minus the vector part. Most of her work is truly hand-drawn, and it speaks so much more to my emotion than a lot of "hand-drawn, but I vectorized it" work that I've seen lately. It is good design in its' essence, from pencil to paper, with very few digital alterations. I have a deep appreciation for hand-rendered typography, that has a visual charm and reference to its' illustrator. Props to you Mary Kate McDevitt for keepin' it real.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Voices is a brand new monument dedicated to confessing your vices. People aren’t perfect, everyone makes mistakes. While it is important to understand that vices shouldn’t be celebrated, but controlled, it is also evident that humans have a penchant for committing sins. However, these are burdens you no longer need to carry around.