Long Time, No See!

We're going to need a bigger planter.

We're going to need a bigger planter.

It's been far too long since my last post on here!

Work at Floyd has been pretty busy; we've hired another designer within the last month or two, and it's been helpful having an extra set of hands to handle time-intensive jobs. We've also launched our website. Feel free to check it out!

Speaking of websites, you've probably noticed that I'm in the process of trying to update my site! I'm adding a couple of projects (mostly personal work), updating bio information, and changing a few other miscellaneous things. I'm not finished yet, but to be fair, these kinds of tasks are always evolving, aren't they?

On another note, I've been trying to keep myself occupied with personal projects. One piece in particular was a submission for a gallery show by CCAD's Illustration Student Collective (aptly titled "Spring"). It was showcased at 39 Below, a local frozen yogurt shop that has a great relationship with the student group. My friends and I dropped by during the opening reception, and I was thrilled with all of the work on display.

I'll try and keep you posted more often!

Changes All Around!

It's been a while since I've posted here, but rest assured, it's due to some busy and exciting developments!

Firstly, I went on a delightful trip to Europe with my family. Taking in the art, design, music, architecture, and history was something that still inspires me, even after returning to the states almost a month ago. It was also an opportunity to get familiar with Instagram, so I posted a photo every day from my travels. Here are just a few:

The lovely Notting Hill

The lovely Notting Hill

The Eurostar

The Eurostar

The fantastic Musée d'Orsay

The fantastic Musée d'Orsay

The Grand Canal in Venice

The Grand Canal in Venice

In other news, I got a full-time job working at a small agency in Columbus called Floyd. I'm technically the first hire, so it's about as small as you can get, but I'm thrilled at the thought of seeing something grow and evolve firsthand.

In addition to a new job, I also found a new place to live. It's a small, but cozy studio space overlooking one of Columbus' parks. Prior to the move-in, I got to play the role of an interior designer, something I've never really done before. I've been here for a week and a half, and I'm feeling pretty comfortable.

In the coming weeks, CCAD will begin its fall semester, and it'll be strange to not be associated with that. I'm sure I'll get those creative itches, though! 

That's all for now, but I'll keep you updated! 

Post-Graduation Update!

To those of you who are still reading these, I'm thrilled to say I'm still here! So what have I been up to?

Well, I've been working part-time as an intern with Print Syndicate, a company that creates graphics and sells them on shirts, tote bags, phone cases, and other apparel and accessories. I specifically work on the promotions/layout team, which creates email newsletters, promotions on social media, and whatever else might get those products out there! I've been there for a little over a month and am roughly halfway through the internship, and I've already learned a great deal!

I've also been trying to stay on top of other work, like updating my various profiles, portfolios, video projects, etc. It's a lot of tying up loose ends and transitioning into that post-grad state.

In short, things are moving fast! As always, I'll keep you posted!

Ad/Graph Thesis – Post-Launch Debriefing

After a long, arduous process, I successfully finished and presented my thesis project. The days leading up to the show were incredibly stressful, but I'm elated with the results; many visitors were enthralled in the exhibit's contents and engaged in excellent discussions with me. It was far more well-received than I anticipated; it was even recognized as the first runner-up in the eyes of the thesis show participants!

In summary, it's been a wild ride, and I can't wait to give the project a second life online through Behance and my website. I'll need to edit a few photos and video clips first, but I'll post a few finished ones here.

And what will become of this blog? Well, with my classes over, I'll more than likely use it for other updates. Personal work, big announcements, and other glimpses into wherever the winds take me.

When the Voyager probes had successfully documented the gas giants in our solar system, they didn't stop there; NASA sent them beyond the solar system onto other big ventures. In the same way, the next chapter is filled with possibilities, and I'm excited to see where things go.

Thanks for journeying 12 billion million miles with me, and I look forward to many more!