Wednesday, February 25, 2009

An indescribable feeling...

My decision to further my education at SCAD was sparked by the feeling I get when I collaborate with other creative minds. After working as a graphic designer for the past 8 years in the real world, I realized I wanted to feel that feeling all the time.

I'm obsessed with the design process. This process is intense and very important. All the ideas (good, bad, and even stupid) are addressed during this process. We take a look at what has been done before, why it worked, why it didn't work. We put ourselves in the shoes of our audience and take our likes and opinions out of the equation. We brainstorm and push a great idea even further until finally a solid concept is born. I believe this is my strength.

Yesterday, I received an email from an online classmate Susan Cole. She is in my Graphic Design Studio II class. I had critiqued the brochure she was creating for the final class project. She personally wrote me to thank me for my feedback. It really helped her. I can not explain how happy I am to know that. For me, it surpasses any joy I have felt after completing a project, no matter how good it was. The email read:

I just wanted to make sure that I let you know how much I appreciate
your efforts for my booklet project and that I value your comments.
I really like your work, and I think you will "tear it up" on campus.
I hope they are ready for you!

I love to explore ideas. I love pushing creativity and refining every last detail. And I love it most when it helps someone else, when someone else can step away from their project when it is done and be proud of it.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009


17 is a significant number to me. My softball number was 17 and it was also my favorite age. Anytime I see that number, whether it is the time (5:17) or the amount I own for dinner ($12.17) or even a route number (rt 17), I can't help but smile and drift back for a moment.

Today as I was frantically going through my "to do" list completely overwhelmed by how little was check off the list I decided to make a plan of action from today till the day that I move, which just so happens to be 17 days from today.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Camden Brookwood 147 26th Street NW, Apt 1111, Atlanta, GA 30309-4804

Jot down the address above. You'll need it when you come down south to visit me because starting March 13th this will be my place of residence. It's pretty fantastic and close to everything, including SCAD (I can ride my bike there). There is a fitness center, pool, grilling area, outdoor fireplace and even a small dog park all for resident use on this property. My apartment has an open floor plan and a bit of industrial/urban look. It's a two bedroom with huge closets and bathrooms. There is a balcony off the master (which you can also get to from the living room. I'm so excited to paint a few accent walls, add my furniture and hang some art work to make it my own. I'll take pictures and post them on here when I get everything together.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

For Rent. For Real.

I've been down here in Atlanta for two days now searching for a place to live. It's helped me become more familiar with the area...there is so much to do here. I've seen about 5 or 6 places and I'm driving myself crazy going back and forth with pros and cons of each (knowing me and my incredible talent for over thinking things, this isn't surprising) but I'll have to make up my mind by tomorrow. I'm getting more excited and can really see myself living here. It's become more and more real.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Registration complete.

I just officially registered for my first three classes at SCAD-Atlanta. It's really starting to sink in now that in a little over a month things will be quite different for me. I'm excited. It's something I need to do and believe I will greatly benefit from this experience. I am going to miss my friends, family and girlfriend so much, they all have been so supportive and encouraging through this entire process and I know they are all expecting great things from me down in Atlanta. I won't disappoint them.