Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Graduated and happy.

Hi everybody! I'm home and graduated. Can you believe it?!

Unfortunately I'm out-of-range of a scanner or card-reader, but I'll post some photos of my grad show soon. It came together really nicely, and it was wonderful to work together with everyone to bring together such a successful show.

I have to say, I really lucked out with my space. I was honored to share an awesome room with Annie Wu, Babs Tarr, Alex Gracey, Bonnie Bladen, Jen Mussari, Michael Clayton, Lindsay Bolin, and Alyssa Nassner. They're all intensely talented, and I'm so glad to be counted among them as graduated from the 2010 MICA Illustration program!

As for me, I'm back in Sewickley, enjoying some down time while I search for jobs and unpack. Next week will be spent with John--I'm going to New Jersey for his graduation party. We're both very happy MICA graduates (although a long-distance relationship isn't our favorite thing), and we're looking forward to what the future holds!

The best of luck to the class of 2010!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The End of the MICA Chapter

Classes and finals are (essentially) over for me!

My plans for the next few days are:

-Hang the commencement show.
-Start packing.
-Attend a super-fun Victorian tea party.
-Go to a wedding! As a bridesmaid!

I had my interview with Sarah Vinas, the art director of Glamour magazine, yesterday. Overall I think it went well! I was a little intimidated at first, but she proved to be really personable (but professional), and she offered some good advice--some which I'd heard from others, but that's normal. My biggest concern (and don't I know it)is settling on a style/media/vision. I need to focus myself. This summer will be an excellent time to explore that, so I'm looking forward to it. :) So, Sarah offered to e-mail me with a few references for people/places that could potentially be interested it my work, and offered to be a contact for me (which was very generous). Successful, I think!

Oh my gosh, here comes real life!