My sketchbook.

My sketchbook goes just about everywhere with me. It’s where I take notes on a clients project, work through design problems, sketch thumbnails, doodle when I should be paying attention, and take notes in church. My sketchbook is a pretty good visual representation of me. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, and it’s fine with it. I got this sketchbook for christmas last year, and I just now finished it. For how often I use it, I realize I’m a little slow. That being said, this has been my favorite sketchbook to date. I’ve stopped trying to put limits on what I can put into it. I don’t try and impress anyone with this sketchbook because it’s purely for myself. Sketchbooks are not supposed to be perfect! So I made sure to let that be a constant reminder and I decided to just let whatever happens, happen. It turned […]

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Doyle, Knoll, and Comstock. ya dig?

I warn you, there is going to be a lot of pictures from this trip. I apologize. There will be a LOT of pictures, and not all are great quality. I haven’t been taking my nice camera out at the studio visits because I don’t want to be overbearing and what not, so quite a lot of these I just snatched on my phone. I’m actually going to separate them into two posts. one of the visits and appointments and then one of our late night adventures 🙂 ^^^ we started off our appointments at Doyle and Partners and it was so informative.  They led us through their design philosophies, some projects they’re working on, they’re past projects, their personal projects. Incredibly gracious and wonderful people.  ^^^flat iron building! had to take a picture, because duh. ^^^after constant recommendations of this place by adrian decided to grab lunch at city […]

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my first experience with New York

let me begin by saying that when I travel, places have a habit of feeling like home immediately. Like I get a sense that I could live anywhere. But let me tell you, I could ESPECIALLY live in NYC. It’s so energizing here! It might just be cause I’ve been in the Mormon bubble too long, but I also find the diversity of people and stories SO SO SO fascinating. I love it. we got in around 3 yesterday and decided to grab food as soon as humanly possible, but I lead us there in a super round about way by accident. eep. I swear I might have left my brain in Provo. I hope it comes back to me today, I kind of need it now. We decided after our food that we would like to get the touristy things out of the way so we headed to Times […]

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Design and Pictures. My Two Favorite Things.

^^^ this group of humans is a top knotch collection of talent and general awesomeness So my major is kind of the best one to exist. I know you think i’m probably crazy to love school but I genuinely feel like I am learning to see differently every day. I love that my program pushes me to make things that are quality, and knowledgable. It pushes us to be better, to absorb truth, to expand your scope, to actually care. Yesterday we had a field trip to Salt Lake, which was quite fun! We started at Light Spot which is a modern interior design store and we talked a lot about quality, and moving forward in design. The conversation we had with the owner was inspiring because of his incredible passion for what he does, and the aesthetic choices he makes in every day for himself and for clients. Made […]

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Circus Themed lettering and such

So i work at the Marriott School as a Graphic Designer, and it’s pretty rad. Usually it’s life as normal, designing things to advertise the Alumni Magazine, making templates, little business related projects. But i lucked because my office knows how to throw a mean party. Joseph is leaving External Relations to teach and so we threw him a nice little going away party–circus style. I got to make the signs, which i of course was stoked to do. I’m pretty okay with how they turned out so i thought i’d share them with y’all 🙂 They’re all hand drawn type that i just did with sharpie and converted to the computer. Limited resources, but thats half the fun! sF

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mems that whole BFA thing? well…

This whole semester i have been neglecting my poor blog. I wish i could give some grandiose excuse but it really comes down to priorities. all the time i would typically spend blogging i poured into prepping to get into the BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) program here at BYU. In the next few days i’ll be updating my portfolio website (my harddrive crashed a few months ago and i just got it back with all the data) so you can see some of these up close and personal once i do that. anyway, it was all worth it. I was able to put things in my portfolio that i was genuinely proud of. and it paid off because…  I GOT IN!  i’ve been working towards this since i got into the BA program about a year and a half ago so it’s pretty rewarding to be at this point. It’s […]

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