Monday, April 06, 2009
If you didn't know, I'm a student studying Graphic Design. Well, not for too long now actually. I'll be graduating in a couple months! Yes. What? In a couple months?!? Oh man, it truly is so strange to say that. I've been telling everyone that I'll be graduating soon but to think that I'm actually out of school in two months is madness! It's so exciting and weird at the same time. Do you know that feeling?
The past five years were great. No doubt. I had a great time in university, learned lots, experienced tons and wouldn't trade it for nothing. At the same time, I just wanna HIT AND RUN. Man. All those late night/all nighter cramming deadlines, project outlines, presentations and rationales. HOMEWORK. I'm so excited that it's ALL OVER, baby!! But don't worry. I hear you shaking your head and smiling "Oh wait until you get out of school and start working. You're going to miss all that." I know I'll feel that way too. Lotsa people tell me to "enjooooy" this time right now and to really savor the moments before entering the workforce. And boy do I plan to.
This past Friday, I handed in my final project of my design school career. After I finished it and handed in, I was dancing and laughing hysterically. Probably also because I stayed up till 6 am to finish it. (Which is, by the way, a typical night before deadline for design students. I know this because the design labs are filled with red-eyed, red-bulled students around this time). I worked on this project the whole year, and it's probably one of my favorite pieces in my portfolio! It's such an amazing feeling when you complete it, you know? So in celebration of this, and also to show you all what other kind of cookery I do, I thought I'd post up some photos of my project.
This is a book that I designed and hand bound for a workshop class. Workshop class is actually a final year course that every student needs to take during their final year. It's kinna cool: the whole class has a common theme they need to work with, but that's pretty much the only stipulation to it. The students can come up with whatever form or direction they'd like in relation to the theme. Our theme this year was Mobility. There are tons of aspects to that word and we were able to explore and research on whatever we wanted in regards to mobility. So I chose "love in the midst of immobility, aka Long Distance Relationships"! And I decided to create a Kit for the geographically challenged. Hehee.
So this kit is basically one of those fun but practical "reference" books you find in the cool section at the book store. My kit called "I Miss You: the ultimate guide for long distance relationships" included a manual, a troubleshooting guide, stationery set, photo keychain/magnet, and world time zone map. There are lots of other things I wanted to include, but for time sake I had to leave it out. Anyways, the photos you see here are all of the manual only. I was going to take more photos of the process, but my hands were getting messy with glue and I was tired and forgot. I wish I had some more photos of the content, cuz it has lots of cute illustrations I did and my type setting is pretty good, I'd say. Muhaha! I'll take more photos and add them once I get it back. Yeah?
Anyways. I know I've been rambling on and on for a while now, but as my title says, I think I'll miss all this. As much as I say that I can't wait to graduate, I'll also miss being a student/kid. It's been great and I'm thankful for everything. Oh, and another thing I'm thankful for: Andrew, for surprising me at night with a very necessary double-shot-on-ice from starbucks and a whole bag of snacks for the late working night munchies. Thank you Hon. Totally made my night. :D
So anyways. Student life. I'll miss ya.
Posted by sarah the baker yoon at 23:19