New Heroes Presentation – Organizing Talking Points

Last week, I had a great conversation with Patrick Moore about his design work, career path, and much more. Moving forward, I've explained that I'll begin assembling my presentation.

I'm starting with some major talking points, such as his backstory, career path, technique, style, and other advice.

Next week, I'm hoping to have made even more progress. After that, I'll have the following week to make final refinements.

An illustration by Patrick Moore for Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams  (Credit:

An illustration by Patrick Moore for Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams (Credit:

Causes I Care About Campaign – Print Ads and Video WIPs

Last week, I said I'd make substantial progress on the print ads and video for Franklinton Gardens. Since then, I've decided upon a slight change to the visual aspect of my campaign, choosing to use photography and video footage as the primary focus, with illustrative and typographic treatments as accents. You can see some of the progress here:

On Tuesday, I'll get to tinker with a MaKey MaKey kit, which should help me develop ideas for my interactive guerrilla tactic. I'll also make some additions and adjustments to my existing deliverables, of course. The deadline is fast approaching!

My First Post

I've finally pieced together my website and blog. It's taken me some time to set it up, but now I can check this task off the list. The cleanliness and ease-of-use that Squarespace seems to offer reminds me of my experience with WordPress from a while back, but I imagine that this will serve me better. If nothing else, I'm glad I've snagged my domain name. I don't have this site exactly where I want it from a visual perspective, but I'll get there in time; this is a learning process, after all. More posts will soon follow, particularly with regard to a presentation project that I've just begun for my Applied Design class. I'll be conducting research and an interview with a designer in whom I'm interested, and I have a few ideas...