Last week came and went before I knew I didn't do a post.. ah, traditions are meant to be broken. Probably not that early though. Finals week, that's my excuse!
I drew on a chalkboard weekly (missed a few here and there) throughout my college experience. I didn't come up with the idea until sophomore year, but I have 96 pictures of the chalkboards. Super neat! I went through them, as well as all my college work, papers, receipts, scraps, junk, and everything else. A bit of spring cleaning, if you will. I think I am staying in Duluth for this summer and possibly the next year, but I feel the only way I can grow as a designer is to get out of here. Whether it is going somewhere exotic for a summer or a year, or finding a internship or job in the cities I don't quite know where I am going yet. I need to do some personal work and maybe a few freelance projects to discover what I actually like to do outside of school, then I will maybe know where to go. Duluth is a beautiful city and all, but the design job market is kind of dry as of now. I have a few leads with friends and family that I will take up to fill some extra time so I know I have something to do this summer at least.
College taught me a lot, especially knowing I came into UMD as a completely clueless kid. Heck, I didn't even know what the Adobe Creative Suite was, or how to work the tools come the first few weeks of school! I tried it, liked it and learned a bunch about being a creative person. From taking every possible science and math class in high school to now doing what I love was the best possible scenario that could play out. Thank you family, friends.. and all that jazz. You know the speech. Thank you.
Here is a list of some of my peers that I am proud to call friends, as well as a former substitute professor that has some "super" work.
There are others, of course, but the list could get obnoxiously long!
Here is that chalk I was talking about: