Till Next Time!

Hello hello!

Well, the final class has somehow crept up quicker than expected. It feels like just yesterday October started but here we are, days away from 2016.

It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Originally I was registered for a different class than the one I took but due to low registrations, I was recommended to take Magazine Design. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this class and I’ve learned a lot about the various programs you use in graphic design as well!

As expected of the title of the class, our final projects were our own personal spin on a magazine. I took some pictures of a few of the final pages, mind you I could probably keep working on this forever but this is the final result over the last few weeks!

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I featured both of these pages in a few of my older posts when they were works in progress. As you can see, changes have been made as well as minor tweaks in order to tie in the magazine as one. Throughout the magazine I tried to tie in colors that were featured on the cover; blue, red, black, gold, and white. Gold being the perfect tie in to each page really made the rest of the magazine come together well.

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Overall, the magazine is finished but for my own personal standards, I definitely feel I could further strengthen the magazine. I tried my best with the time and sources I had which is all that really matters in the long run I guess!

If you’re interested in designing and graphics as well as putting together a final product, I highly recommend you try Magazine Design. It not only introduces you to more aspects of design, but you’ll get a better understanding of software you’ll more than likely need in any field you go into!

Thank you all so much for reading my posts from week to week, it’s really been awesome getting to write for this blog!

Have a happy holiday and good luck with your future endeavors!

Sincerely,

Emily Kelly

 

It’s A Shoe In

Collecting items is a common but enjoyable hobby that many people take part in, whether it’s hats, pez dispensers, beanie babies or even something as simple as cards. Today, I’m here to talk a little and to ask a little about collecting.  If I had to pinpoint a moment in time, plats quai 2my whole interest in fashion started back in my freshman year of high school.  I didn’t know how to dress but I knew that I loved sneakers and I loved collecting them.  For the most part, I collected Air Jordans but eventually my horizon expanded.  I started off with one pair and through selling various shoes I built up my collection. Currently my sneaker collection is at 107 pairs (and counting!).   While I have slowed down a lot in recent times my love for sneakers has not diminished.  It has, wdywthowever, snowballed into my love of clothes.  Honestly that is probably the reason my sneaker collection has slowed down, most of my funds have slowly transferred from sneakers to clothing. While it’s good to have your wardrobe in balance I think my shoe collection will always dominate my closet and shelves.

I am curious to see what our readers collect and what their collections may look like.  Drop a few comments below about your hobbies and collections for me and our readers to check out!

-Walter

In The Moment

Sometimes I think part of the reason I got into photography is I not only to look back on memories but I like looking back and seeing them at their best. I can never fully pinpoint why I got into it but one thing that sticks out in particular was from one of my first shoots. I 005 (5)11))was in my backyard with my friend Allie and I took a picture of her at random and when I uploaded it I had a moment of realization. The shot wasn’t anything special but it looked nice and that’s when I realized using this camera to make my surroundings look nice from a new eye was so much more exhilarating than I imagined. From there it was constantly evolving. I started taking my shoots out to new places and utilized them to meet new people. My camera went from a little metal box that I had no idea how to use to a social/art utility. To this day my love for photography is growing and I am always open to new styles, I would love to keep up with my all my readers work. If you ever want to see my work ( I most definitely want to see yours) just reach out to me on Instagram at @walter_sincox and we could talk more personally.

-Walter

It’s The Most Anxious Time Of The Year

It’s the holiday season and happiness and joy are in the air however this year, the high school class of 2016 is embracing a new feeling this winter. It’s the time of year when many colleges start to get back to us with the news of our possible acceptance, mailboxes have slowly become a warzone of letters from schools and holiday greeting cards and at times it can feel overwhelming. Waiting for that top school to get back to you holiday_collegecan be nerve racking but fear not for life will go on. While this time of year may be stressful and I can certainly feel it taking its toll on me I remind myself and all of you readers in the class of 2016 to keep your chin up. It’s the holiday season and that means family is around and festivities are taking place, and while these little paper slips come through one by one to let you know your possible future you have a million other things to take your attention. Since this is possibly your (and my) last full holiday season at home take time to enjoy it fully, worrying about something that is already set in stone will get you nowhere. Take time to decorate your whole house with dazzling lights or even take up a winter sport for the first time. If winter activities aren’t your thing just kick back and relax and ease yourself with your usual activities. Lately I have been swimming a lot and re watching Doctor Who to distract myself and I have to say it has eased my soul a bit. Class of 2016, we made it this far so don’t overthink and always be happy.

-Walter

Fashion Forecasting

Hello readers,

As the weeks of precollege soon become memories. I have learned so much from my class “Fashion Forecasting”. This course teaches all about current and upcoming trends of the textures, colors and materials of clothing. Mainly focusing on the styling and buying of clothing. These past weeks besides the fun classes we went to 34th street to look into stores and take notice of reoccurring trends. Then another trip was to the well known fabric store “Mood” that the designers of Project Runway pick and buy their fabrics.

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The store Mood was super fun and if you’re ever in the city, they have free sewing classes!  I was unable to make the trip to 34th street but it is always cool to pick and notice the new trends. Be a trend starter!