“private lives are projected publicly, more and more people are making their selves the object of scrutiny, and engaging in a work of complex, ongoing introspection that involves naming, expressing, talking about, arguing over, negotiating and justifying their emotions”—
So damn happy, I don’t think I can even tell you how excited I am. Being a design student is not an easy task. As much as I love design, I’m glad I can depart from doing a project with parameters for 4 months. But it’s time for me start building an identity for myself this summer. Fourth year is going to hit me like a ton of bricks, so I might as well take a stab at it now. I’m going to try to post some work throughout the next week or so.
If you’re on tumblr and just got accepted, looking at OCAD tags. Congrats! It’s going to be a blast, I have no doubt in my mind about that.
I understand the point of lectures, but when you’re doing projects the whole semester and then you have an exam to write? You’re just kinda drained at this point. I wish there was a different system for this. That’s all. That’s why I’m procrastinating this minute. I have no energy to study. I am a complainer. Yes. That must be it.
On the other hand, I’m doing pretty well in school. But this has been the worst semester of my life and I only had 4 classes.
I am currently procrastinating, yet again, on a paper that was supposed to be done last week. I will do a huge update once I get the chance. For the moment, I am swamped with school and have no time to do anything. I even had to get my shifts at work cancelled because I needed to get some things done and have a little breathing time to myself. It’s been a long semester, and I’m glad its coming to an end. This means I can finally do stuff for fun, without the underlying need to have everything be perfect. Though, you learn the value of the grid during school…I can’t wait to throw these rules out the front door.
Raymond & I will be collaborating for an upcoming assignment! I’m really excited to do this project momentarily. I hope I can keep this excitement up when I actually begin the project. It’s a book concept sort of project for an “exhibition.” This may eventually translate into an actually book because Raymond’s a keener. Also, Gilbert Li will be seeing my work. Gotta make this 10% worth it!
You know it’s going to have to minimalist.
As If I didn’t know already…
(Edit, my core teacher loves giving us exhibition projects!)
Right now, at this very moment, I am working on three final logos that need to be presented tomorrow in class. I may or not post them tomorrow depending on how crit goes! Also, Hello! (the app I previously posted about) is finished, and I got it to actually work…online. This link may or may not be posted in a few days. Hope you all are doing well :)
Though I know I have a lot of work to complete, I haven’t done a whole lot a work for school. I was just enjoying being on break way too much. Looks like it will be sleepless nights all through March and April.
The life of Melanie Hong is surely an exciting one! She attends OCAD University and is pursuing a major in Graphic Design and a minor in Digital and Media Studies. Here, you will find her inspiration, design, photography, and process.