I'm completely fried! I haven't done much thoughtful design work this week. Just mainly sorting out the crop marks and sizing of my mini-portfolio and helping my Design 1 class with their final projects. TA-ing the design class has been an interesting experience. It was humbling to think about how to teach programs that are second nature to me. I had forgotten how much time I spent learning the pen tool. It has been great to see the students have fun with the projects. I'm not sure if they really are having fun, but they do a good job of pretending. Being a pseudo-teacher has made me appreciate the job that my own teachers/professors/mentors have. It's a big responsibility! I'm not quite sure I'm cut out for it. I like giving critiques, but when it comes down to grading, I have a difficult time. I just want to give everyone A's.
And to celebrate things ending, I bought another Murakami novel—South of the Border West of the Sun—which has turned out to be one of his more realistic books (since most of them have elements of magical realism). Chip Kidd! designed the hardcovers, and John Gall designed the beautiful series of paperbacks. Here are some mash-ups of Kidd's hardcover designs (on the left) and Gall's (on the right).
Oh right, and applying for loads of jobs. Hooray. I've also started looking into a few grad school programs. I would really like to go back to school for an MA after a year or so. I've got to save some pennies first.
Well, I thought I'd just put up a few things I've worked on over the past few weeks that you might not have seen. Check my website for more! I've put loads of work up there.