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I never put much thought into how many ads I am really exposed to on a daily basis (anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000). However, after learning about some of the strategic thought that goes into making a single ad its easy to see that every step of the process is crucial in making an ad […]

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I love minimalism.  Anyone who has ever met me or has seen where I live would most likely disagree with this.  I’m that person who keeps stuff that I will never have a need for (like that one shirt from that one thing 10 years ago that I have to …

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When I started this class I was really excited to get to learn how to be more creative, however I quickly discovered that was not. When we were given five minutes to write Economist headlines I sat at my seat the entire time like this… and continued to do so even after we were given five […]

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I was not looking forward to taking this class. People usually say it is hard, and the thought of learning a bunch of design software sounded pretty daunting. However, after syllabus week most of my worries were put to rest.  That was probably because we hadn’t started using any of the software yet…. Fast forward … Continue reading Sore Eyes

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What is the difference between art and advertising? This was the big take away question that really got me thinking in the first week of this class. Although it may seems like an easy enough question, the lines are a lot more blurred than…

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When I first saw the visual representation of the design process, I thought it resembled a toddler’s poor attempt at cursive. However, when it was further explained all my inner monologue could say was…”Yes. That is it. That is what this scribblely mess looks like up here and in every other creative person’s mind.” It weaves in and out of itself. Taking sharp turns and loose curves up and down. The line appearing to be carried by an indecisive wind until it finally dies down to a clear and

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Knowing that a new semester has begun, I feel as if school is going by way too fast. My classes are already interesting because they are closely related to the real world and I will be able to apply what I learn soon. But for now, I will engage in these sections as I have […]

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For a college student, syllabus week is just about as good as it gets. You get to see all of your college buddies for the first time in a while, and for some reason it is the one week of the year where it is somewhat socially acceptable to go to campus corner every night. … Continue reading The Joys of Syllabus Week

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If you’re like me, you sometimes feel like you need a plan for anything and everything.  My backup plans have backup plans.  In some situations, those extra plans still don’t work, but I’ve come to realize that that’s okay.  In …