Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MM Doesn't Have To Mean Chocolates?

I always seem to become sick at the right times...such as crunch time in school. Today I had full intentions on going...but the thing is I just couldn't fathom sitting in class with a sore throat from 8:30AM to around 4:30PM. PLUS Halifax was super cold and windy today so being an avid metro transit user wouldn't have been fun today. Instead, I stayed home from school, did laundry and did a typography illustration kind of thing. I really like how it turned out. It's a Marilyn Monroe quote. I went through and picked it out of SO MANY. Google it...she has A LOT. I used a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop. I type the words and place them in Illustrator, then do the brush work etc. in Photoshop. Works for me! Let me know what you think (of the design and quote if you wish)! Hope everyone is staying sick free

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Number 14.

  All through high school I played sports. Soccer and basketball to be exact. And since I started in grade four, my favorite number has been 14. I don't really have any real reason why, but I say it's because my sister's favorite number is 7, and I'm two years older then her. PLUS I'm a nerd and just like the way it looks. I also like even numbers in general. So there you have it! 

  My latest project is about my personal lucky number. It's a poster about my number 14. It's got fourteen different ways to pronounce and say "fourteen" in the background. It varies from French to German to Swedish. Google it, you learn a lot! I'm trying to make more 'shiny' projects. I'm going to get used to different techniques, such as lighting and reflections. Let me know what you think! Complement or constructive criticism , I want to know! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Let This Be a Lesson.

  So I learnt a valuable lesson the other day...but first the background on what went down.
  I finally got my mini cards in the mail! What's a mini card you ask? It's half the height of a business card and a bit smaller in width. I got them from MOO, which is an amazing company for business cards! The card stock is amazing! I was all tickled because I felt that much closer to becoming a graphic designer. I plan on ordering full size business cards eventually, but until my website is finished and I can afford a domain I decided to wait.
  When I finally decided to stop jumping around in excitement and look them over again...I realized my mistake. I forgot the 'dot' between kelsey and joudrey in my email address. I FORGOT THE ' . ' !!! I was so upset. I read over those before sending them 60 times at least! So, while I was freaking out...my wonderful boyfriend took a fine tip permanent marker and dotted all 100 cards. I was still upset, but I learnt my lesson.
  Read over everything 61 times before sending them out. Get someone else to look at your work to make sure you didn't miss anything, because it may be a $20 mistake! After I calmed down, I realized that I could still use them, and that I will make a joke out of it when passing them out. 
 So let this be a lesson to you designers out there. 60 times may not always be enough...but 61 could be! 


 --The 'dot' is in now! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I found this quote while on StumpleUpon...I really like it! 

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -Douglas Adams

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Sean McLain