Ad/Graph Thesis – Construction

Last week, I mentioned that I had acquired a variety of materials for creating this exhibit. Unfortunately, most of that wood won't be "up to par" after talking with the people in the Fabrication Lab, a fact that I wish I could've found out sooner. After some improvisation, I've made some small adjustments to my design and materials to make everything lighter, faster to schedule and cut, and more expendable if something breaks or simply doesn't look right. I've also been making adjustments to accommodate for a lazy Susan, an iPad Mini, and a few pigeonholes of various sizes.

I've begun cutting and assembling some of the components (with the help of family, of course), namely the 24 pigeonholes and doors. I still have a large amount of work ahead of me, but it's nice to finally get into production.

Here are the pigeonholes. Note the varying depths.

Here are the pigeonholes. Note the varying depths.

I've also been hard at work sourcing some of the human experiences that are going behind the doors. One of the biggest undertakings is recording greetings in various languages, which has required me to record bilingual students in the sound booth. I'm planning on including English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Latin.

I mentioned working on some branding elements. The iconography will be depicted on the doors, with each representing a different category of human experience: sound, sight, taste, touch, smell, and knowledge/abstract thought.

Over the next week, I should have the bulk of my exhibit constructed. When that's finished, I can focus more of my energy on populating each of the doors with all of the little things.

New Heroes Presentation – Interviewing Patrick Moore

Last week, I explained that I had managed to land an interview with designer/illustrator Patrick Moore, with the plans of talking to him on Wednesday. 

Looking back, I'm thrilled to say that the interview went very well. He was incredibly flattered that I chose him, and asked me about myself before I could even ask him questions. We discussed his career path, creative process, methods for achieving balance in his work and life, and much more. It was apparent in our conversation that he loves what he does, and wanted the best for me as an aspiring designer. Upon concluding the call, I was very inspired.

Recording the audio clearly was a challenge, but thankfully, I tested extensively beforehand. In the end, I put my phone on speaker and placed it near the microphone on my laptop. The quality of the call turned out to be quite nice, so I'm very relieved. Here's my state-of-the-art setup:


Over the next week, I'll begin piecing together my presentation. I'm eager to share what I've learned.