Monthly Archives: August 2010

Off To Baruch

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My summer vacation’s nearly over, and college begins on Thursday. I’m going to Baruch College, to get a BA in Business Communication (graphic design, basically). I attended the orientation yesterday, got my schedule, my bill, ID Card, and a bunch of passwords. My schedule is pretty rad, school from Monday to Thursday, with Fridays off. I begin school at 9am on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It ends at 3:45pm every day, which is cool. I don’t have to get up too early, nor stay too late. I also have two hour breaks on nearly every day, as well as 15-minute breaks between classes. I got the wifi password, so now I can surf the internet (mostly Facebook) all day, haha. Unlike most students who groaned when they got their bills, I was like “fuckyeah!” when I saw mine, because I got a Pell grant that paid my entire tuition. All I have to pay for are books.

To celebrate this new step of my life I also ordered an iPhone 4 online on Sunday, and it’ll be here tomorrow. Life is good.

Good Designers Complete, Great Designers Discard

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Recently while redesigning Z-Up (It’s still a mess), I realized halfway through the process that my design didn’t fit the branding of it at all. See, for Z-Up, I used the whole cardboard box metaphor, representing the files that one can upload onto it. For my “redesign” of it, I started going for the whole airmail envelope look, with the diagonal stripes on the borders. Yes it looked pretty, but I soon realized that it just did not go with the branding I had established for Z-Up. It was poorly thought out, and done on a whim, with little thought to how well it works for the brand.
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