Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Promax BDA Student challenge asks
young designers to make a short video that
showcases their brand and explains what
design is to them. I experimented with the
medium of stopmotion animation, because
during this time my hand was broken and
illustration was crazy hard. The piece shows
the journey of a designer stumbling upon
an idea, and developing a relationship.
Once a designer gives their ideas a personal
spin and "wings" to take off, those ideas
become a part of them. People's identities are
developed through their background of life
experiences, and I believe a designer's identity
lies within their "background" or body of work.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Each week I feel as though I have to check in with Thrasher. Personally I hate hearing people self-indulgently rant about how skateboarding is "their life" and how deeply submerged they are in the culture because they got the Thrasher logo tattooed on their calf. But im going to go ahead and say that I'm not directly receiving most design inspiration from Thrasher, it's really from the little amount of time available to do what you like. Thrasher serves as an inspiration to skate more so than design. The intensity of this program has made opportunities to let loose a luxury, and it's shown me that constantly honing in on design wears you out after some time. You lose a fresh perspective, and it turns into work. Any hobby can serve as inspiration because its doing what you like to do, naturally design counts, but if thats the only thing you ever think about the work would lose you. So once a week I try to take some time to "check in" by ultimately "checking out"