Apr 25, 2011

I've Been Tagged (part 5)

The lovely Maggie and Hweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (yes his name is that long) both tagged me for this one! I must answer the following questions in writing =D

1. what's your name/what's your blogger name?
2. what's your blog URL?
3. write "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
4. what's your favourite quote?
5. what's your favourite song?
6. what's your favourite band/singers?
7. is anything else you want to say?


My writing is bleh. Mom says you can tell a lot about a person through their penmanship and I agree. Mine slants all over the place LOL so what does that say about me? O_O

Apr 18, 2011

50 Reasons not to date a Graphic Designer

Current Song: Cee Lo - Forget You

I recently came across this hilarious list and even though I'm not a graphic designer myself, the similarities in practice I share with graphic designers have made me laugh so hard going through this list knowing that some of these apply to me as well.

[ ] = soon to be me
underline: me
bold = too me

1. They are very weird people.
2. There are billions of them in the world, like colors on the screen of your computer.
3. They will analyse conversations in layers.

4. You will spend the day assembling furniture from IKEA.

5. They drink and eat all kinds of weird shit just because they like the packaging.
6. They hate each other.
7. You’ll come out the last out of the movies because you have to see the full list of credits.
8. They cant change a light bulb or without making a sketch.
9. They fuck up all the tables with their cutters.
10. They rather study the paisley pattern on your outfit than listen to what you have to say.
11. They will fill your house with magazines and whatever is out there that has drawings.
12. You never know if it is really an original or a copy.
13. They make collages with your photos.
14. They do not know how to add and subtract, they just understand letters.
15. They idolize people who nobody knows and speak of them as if they were his colleagues.
[ 16. They take pictures almost daily and all are cut in weird shapes. ]
17. They ask your opinion about everything but they do whatever they want.
18. Everything is left justified, right or center unless they arrive late.

19. They hate Comic Sans with the same passion they love Helvetica.

[ 20. They use iPhone for everything, because everyone has one. ]
21. You can not decorate the house without consulting them.
22. They steal street signs.
23. Always carry their hands painted with something.
24. They buy dolls unfinished for them to paint.
25. Everything becomes something other than what it really is: cards as tickets, cards as …
[ 26. When arguing, you will be nicknamed like the OSX spinning wheel (not affectionately) ]
27. Do not know how to dress without consulting the Pantone book.
28. They hate Excel.
29. They read comics.
[ 30. They want to save the world only with a poster. ]
31. You will spend the day brainstorming.
32. On vacation they will take you to countries that you do not know exist and have no beach.
33. Museums are their second home.
34. They know more positions than the Kamasutra.

35. They can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.

36. They listen to music you have never heard of.
37. They can´t cook a normal dish, they always have to experiment with new ingredients.
38. They read rare books: stories of children, Semiotics …
39. When you are going to tell you something, everyone has read it in their facebook and twitter.
40. They have own iPods before you knew they existed.
41. The orgasm they remember is when they heard that Adobe was acquiring Macromedia.
42. They have their own shops just for them and there are the most expensive in the city.
43. They want to spend all the money in the Apple Store.
44. You will never understand their gifts.
45. They see ordinary objects and laugh.
46. You wake up in the middle of the night hearim them screaming “When is the deadline?”
47. They see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.
48. They dream of the day nobody will make a single change to their designs.
49. They rather pay for a font than for a special birthday gift.
50. They are always sleepy because they work 24/7.

Apr 16, 2011


Current Song: Till The World Ends - Britney Spears

Year 3 Semester 2 Weeks 10 - 13

Hello cupcakes! Let me start by saying SCHOOL IS OFFICIALLY OVER (until September)! The lack of posts recently was due to a hectic schedule but now that freedom is on my side, I will be catching up on tags and posts!

School Computer Lab

The screen says: Panic Class (sign up to see me) - hilarious but true. The last couple weeks of school is always brutal. People have no choice but to live, eat, sleep and shit in the studio, computer lab, library, and student lounge. My personal favourite is the mile-long line ups at the printing shops.

Creative Director: Glen Hunt

My favourite class of the semester all times at the school was taught by this guy. If you have read any of my Facebook or Twitter stats on Poutine, Brain Age, Drunk Driving or Skype, it was because of him. Countless all-nighters, hours upon hours of frustration trying to come up with clever copy and wanting to smack my head against the wall every time I couldn't find the right words from the thesaurus. YET, it was still my fucking favourite class.

Glen also invited us to his bunky, I mean, his office, to update him on our progress with our assignments during the last couple weeks of school. One of the things he told us when writing good copy is to ask and answer the 5 W's. But to really understanding consumers' mindsets, we have to ask more Why's. So we decided to change his board (which he updates daily with clever copy that pedestrians actually stop to take pictures of!) to "who what when where why why why why why". And since we ran out of the letter y, we made our own ghetto versions for the last two LOL.

Here is one of his most renowned works (Molson Canadian Rant) that he wrote the copy for:

Bamboo Craft Tablet

I've contemplated on getting a tablet for almost 2 years now so this was definitely not an impulse purchase. I can't believe how expensive this little thing was D= Hopefully I'll get plenty of use out of it both for school and personal use :)

Popcorn Indiana Kettlecorn

In another class, we had to come up with a campaign for this client, which resulted in us trying their popcorn to get inspiration of course. The Original Kettlecorn from Popcorn Indiana is both sweet and salty but oddly enough it's very good! Canadians, our Wal-Marts doesn't carry this, you'll have to find it at the upper scale groceries (got mine from Sobey's). I can't think of any negative things to say about this snack other than it could get a little expensive if you become addicted to it lol. So with that said, YOU. NEED. TO. TRY. THIS. NOW. (munchin' on this as I type)