Archive for August, 2011

First job

Posted: August 17, 2011 in Daily Blog
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Today was Design Element’s first pitch to ‘our’ first client! I was so excited and nervous!

I pitched three logo designs that I made from sketches and made sure to research online to make sure they weren’t close to existing brands.

I will post the sketches, the progression of ideas and the three logos I pitched after the final logo is approved.

The client said that he was surprised by the level of creativity and the professional presentation! I told him it is because I truly enjoy what I do.

While I am far from my “dream” goal of either working at or owning my own graphic design house, today gave me a taste of what I want. I could see my dream right in front of me!

So, faithful readers, we are on our way… C


Simply strong

Posted: August 7, 2011 in Daily Blog

While looking at different blogs to write about for class, I came across this post about a really neat graphic designer:

His designs are so strong and simple. It made me realize that I need to reach inside and find that conviction. The thing that I am most passionate about can drive my work as well.

I only have 3 classes left and I will finish a degree! While it may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, it is a major accomplishment in my life. I am so grateful to Carlos for supporting me and being understanding during the entire process.

I could not have imagined coming this far in such a short period of time. I was devastated when I was laid off. Now, I am so thankful. Don’t get me wrong, I really need a job and I have been pounding the pavement every day since. But, I am so appreciative of this chance to do something I love.

I hope your dreams become reality, too, faithful readers… C