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0 Camp Firebelly 2010

June 20, 2010 — 10:45 pm

I’m heading off to take part in the 3rd Annual Camp Firebelly! For the next 10 days I’ll be camping out in the studio of Firebelly Design to work on a project for a non-profit client with nine other designers…from start to finish. All the details are being kept top-secret until all the design campers arrive in the morning. I don’t even know what I’ll be doing or who the client is but I wish I had more details to share. I’ll probably be too busy designing, collaborating, making a difference, and having fun to post any updates here but I’ll try to update you if I can.

Check out http://campfirebelly.com during the next 10 days for Camp Firebelly blog updates, twitter updates, and even a link to view streaming video of us hard at work!

4 News for Summer 2010

June 4, 2010 — 10:06 pm

This week has been full of exciting news for the summer. First to note, I applied for an internship with The Post Family. After interviewing with them a week ago, I eagerly anticipated the news of whether or not I got in. Well, the “bad” news is that I didn’t get an internship. The great news is that I am their first ever artist-in-residence! I’m looking forward to helping out, meeting people, and making work.

Secondly, I just found out today that I’ll be joining nine other college students and recent graduates for the third annual Camp Firebelly! I’ll spend ten days camping out in the studio of Firebelly Design while working on a project for a non-profit client from initiation through completion. I can’t wait.

It’s going to be a summer full of working with extremely talented people and making great work. I’ll be keeping you updated along the way.

0 AIGA Snapshot 2009–2010

June 2, 2010 — 3:28 pm

On the same topic as my last post about Design Week, I thought I’d share some photos of the AIGA Chicago 2009–2010 Snapshot publication in case you haven’t seen it. The book was beautifully designed by Simple Truth and, after seeing the book and checking out more of their work, I could definitely see myself working for them.

As the recipient of the 2010 Student Enrichment Scholarship, I was featured on one of the spreads in the book. The spread displays examples of my student work as well as a paragraph about my design and education background (more photos follow). More importantly, the book features all kinds of amazing work from the Chicago area. After slowly admiring all of the work featured in the Snapshot and proceeding to check out everyone’s websites, I could see myself collaborating with or working for nearly all of the featured designers and design studios. I’m very excited to currently be in Chicago (however, completely willing to move across the country for the right job). It’s a good time right now and I’m very much anticipating seeing where the next few months bring me.

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