Collage or College?

To reiterate our homework assignment, we were instructed to choose a product and build an ad campaign for it. The product I chose was Sharpie marker ’cause who doesn’t love the feel of a brand new Sharpie?

I got to class, did a little morning sketching to “connect our hands to our brains” and then got my first project of the day. Make a collage for the type of person that I thought was the consumer for my product and find pictures of who they are and what they like. We had to get pretty specific though, know what their job is, how old they are, what they like to do in their free time, the usual. The basic image of my consumer is a twenty-something year old toy designer who lives in Brooklyn (probably Williamsburg…), goes out to cool Brooklyn bars, and hangs out with friends when he’s not designing the newest toys on the market.
The room was a beautiful mess. There were scraps of paper, glue sticks, and magazines scattered on the table. I forgot what color the table was to begin with, but clean up was surprisingly easy with so many hands.

Evidence:

 

The end result of the collage compiled and glued into my sketchbook looked like this:

  

(sorry for the bad quality pictures, I snapped ‘em on my iPhone real quick, I’ll try to get a better one of the collage)

By the way on a total side note, I was talking to a girl in my class (who doesn’t live in the city) and asked her what the name of my consumer guy should be, and she suggested, “something french, like ‘Lephlem'” ’cause there was a boy in her school who is french and has that last name. And it turns out that same boy was also in my kindergarten class! Small freakin’ world!

Jada (my professor) did something really helpful as we were working. She asked us what schools we were looking to apply to, pulled up all of their portfolio requirements, and told what each school we were interested in wants to see in out portfolios! So many schools want so many different things its crazy! We compared it to our syllabus and we’re actually going to be doing a lot of the projects they’re looking for (I’d be scared if we weren’t).

I hope your classes are helping you are much as mine is!

Until next time,

Mai

Emotions, Patterns & Reminiscence

Today as I was making my collage for my advertising class, I came across this quote, “Don’t live under someone else’s shadow!”. At first I couldn’t quite fathom what this could mean. Then I realized that it metaphorically meant that we shouldn’t depend on others to create our success nor should we hide behind someone else’s deemed  success. I personally believe that everyone should create their own success and strive in it! That is why I think that FIT is a great place to get started.

During my courses this year, I’ve realized the professors are always trying to help us with our future endeavors involving the arts because inevitably success just does not just create itself… unless you’re a Kardashian. Haha. Anyways, we made a collage today that was soposed to express a feeling within the color, shape and such. I bestowed myself with an Allure magazine and cut everything up, and voila, this design was created. What emotion do you think this represents?

Yipeee! I’m so exited, my dress is 1/2 done, and we have 2 days left (NO!). And I plan to cherish every single moment until then. Of course, as I started the final dart sewing of my bodice I encountered sparse problems… mainly with the faults of my darn sewing machine! I swear it hated me, every other machine was working perfectly. In the end, my prof came and solved the problem, but I still feel like its always giving me the evil eye. Surprisingly, cutting patterns is much easier than I thought, I’m gradually becomes more infatuated with pattern making day by day. Today, I finished my doing the pleats and darts of my bodice, and I plan to finish the top and circle skirt by Thursday, which is uncontrollably our last day.

Patterns I cut out of my patterned fabric.

Lost but never forgotten. 

Today I went to the train station after school. Today I ran fast to catch the shuttle to Grand Central. Today my favorite sunglasses flew onto the train tracks shallow, swampy floors. Today the train track rats will enjoy my beautiful circular sunglasses.  But never mind, I’ll find someone like youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. ♪

Outfit of the day! (fashionpanoramic.blogspot.com)

Buffalo Exchange dress

Forever21 belt

DSW loafers

Topshop earrings

I know I don’t frequently put nail polish on my OOTDs, but I’m wearing Essie’s “Muchi, Muchi” (LOVE) 

Tianna

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