Friday, April 22, 2011

Home Stretch

So here I am, utilizing my blog as a procrastination tool for packing. I'm heading home for Easter this weekend and trying to take as much back as possible; I'm realizing there's only 2 weeks left and I still have A LOT (3 years worth) of stuff in this house. Clothes along could fill my whole car...then there's my 2 printers, giant painting, kitchen supplies...thank goodness I'm not taking any furniture back! Also, it would be much easier if Kirksville would make up its mind weather-wise...I don't want to take allll my winter stuff home considering we've had days in the 30's this past week, and with this place that could happen next week or the week after as well. Overall, this is really nothing to stress about, if you wanna talk stress talk about my viscom show...1 1/2 weeks til that nightmare is over. I suppose I'll return to packing now, later blog!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Job Hunting

Job hunting is one of the most anxiety-filled, stressful and tedious tasks ever. I constantly worry over each word in my cover letter, the order of my portfolio pieces, appealing to employers in every aspect of their job requirements. If you're lucky, you already have a job...if I'm lucky, you're someone I emailed about a job and decided to explore my blog. I've job-hunted before, don't get me wrong. However, this is real life we're talking about now. I'm not going home and looking for a job that will just pay for my gas while I live comfortably at home, I'm going to need an actual salary now. Is it too late to take back being an art major? It's true what they say...the pay's not the best. So you may be asking yourself "What's this girl's plan? She sounds pretty lost..." I am somewhat lost, but I've decided (unless other opportunities present themselves) to move to the great city of Austin. I loved being there last summer and it seems to have plenty of opportunities. Hopefully the family doesn't mind putting me up a few short weeks until I get my first huge paycheck (kidding) from the hopefully awesome job I will acquire (not kidding). If you made it this far, I commend you on putting up with my job hunting woes. Until next time, starving artist out!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I've got it bad. I have all the usual symptoms: staring off into the distance, avoiding homework at any and all costs, being less than enthusiastic when it comes to anything productive. Yes I have quite a bad case of senioritis, but I'm determined to push through! Only 2 months of college remain, and while the thought of that currently sets me feet to dancing, I know it will be bittersweet. College is the ideal environment; you live within minutes of everyone, there's always something to do, and your only real responsibilities are classes (for the most part). Don't get me wrong, I'm more than ready to be a "real girl," but I'm sure going to miss this lifestyle!

ps-Blogging is a great procrastination tool (note to other senioritis sufferers).

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I'm Still Here!

I realize it has been quite some time (6 months to be exact) since I have utilized my blog, and I figure it was due time for an update on what's been happening. Yesterday evening I returned to Kirksville from a trip to Chicago. Our Truman chapter of AIGA went to Chicago to visit a few design firms, which was very inspiring and enlightening. I love the city of Chicago, however if I were to move there in the future I wouldn't be meeting my goal of escaping the cold and snow...

In other news, a week from today I will be road tripping down to Mobile, Alabama to board a cruise ship to go to Mexico! Very excited for some 80 degree weather and relaxation! Just have to make it through this week, which won't be a walk in the park considering our annual report for Capstone is due Thursday and I STILL haven't finalized my logo. I supposed I should inform you all of our senior capstone project. We basically create a company from scratch, focus on identity and branding. My company is called Binky. Originally I was planning on being company focused solely on gourmet, organic baby food. However, I believe I'm going to branch out to more of a baby boutique with other products, with baby food still being the focus.

I know this hasn't been much of an update but I plan to start blogging more often now (more than ever 6 months) so hopefully I can slowly but surely catch up. Until next time everyone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Aaaaand it's over!

Today was my last day at LIVESTRONG! Sad sad sad...Only one project to speak of, finished up the postcard from yesterday. We went to lunch at a great Italian place and Diana gave me a small trinket to remember her by. All in all it was a great summer and I learned a lot! I will probably post a couple pictures of some things I worked on in the future...thanks for keeping up with the LIVESTRONG blog everyone!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Three blog posts in one day?!?! What is the world coming to?! Just an update on the design I worked on for the day:
Not much going on in the design department. I put together a slideshow for the UIC conference in China and started on a postcard that's going to be handed out at Mellow Johnny's advertising the Livestrong Challenge in Austin. That's it, basically all I did today. Tomorrow's my last day and I'm going out to lunch with Diana and some other people from the marketing team. Stay tuned!

Seriously?! It's not fair!

Last night I had an aggravating experience. I was going to meet some friends for drinks at a restaurant on the lake. I was running slightly late and eying the door as I approached my destination when I spotted them. A table placed conveniently right outside of the entrance, at which sat 3 adorable little boys adorned in their boyscouts of America uniforms, great.

I kept my eye on the door and avoided eye contact as I neared the entrance, I was almost there when I heard it: a little voice with a slight lisp, "Ma'am, would you like to buy some popcorn?" I turned to see a small boy of about 8, red hair, glasses (which didn't disguise his puppy-like wide eyes), and 2 missing teeth. I immediately felt like the worst person in the world. I knew I wasn't going to buy any popcorn. I'm only here 2 more days, I have $6 to my name, and I was in somewhat of a hurry. Nevertheless I rambled off a series of seemingly hopeful questions to the small boy. "Well how long will you be out here? Maybe on my way out? I'm not in town long but I guess if you ship it.."

As I walked away, a wave of guilt and shame came over me. I realized, however, I cannot let myself feel that way! It's cruel really, placing those cute kids out there to guilt you into purchasing an overpriced tin of mediocre popcorn. Making you feel like a monster for refusing the freckle-nosed, bright-eyed youngsters. No more! I will not stand for it!