Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween


Sunday, October 30, 2011

This is Halloween

Edgar Allan Poe


Robot Unicorn
Best part of Halloween:  
Spending time with Kato [prediction for the future].
But we did sit around the table and talked about how 
Halloween is loosing its spunk/spooks/etc. Maybe 
it's because we don't believe in magic any more. 

Harry Potter ended :(
and then our childhood.

Maybe Halloween is something for our kids.. only problem, we don't have babies, or at least babies we can see.

We watched El Orfanato last night. My head was under the blanket for the majority of the movie.
Oops. I hate scary movies.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Pages

My favorite colors surround me. 

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower"
-Albert Camus

Friday, October 28, 2011

Animal Illustrations

I am going to design the packaging of an album [Grizzly Bear]
 for my graphic design class. I am going to draw little animals from the forest. 

I need 12. 

It's fun. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Self Portrait

This was for my graphic design class.

I Cheated. 
But only a little.
I made this a while ago
but I ran out of time and I thought
it would work for class and save me a few hours. 

I like it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm A Quiter

And it's freaking me out....

Well, it would freak me out if I had time to think about it.

I QUIT MY JOB. And it's weird. I miss it.

But look at all the things I'm working on to keep my mind off my loss:

Weir Show Campaign - Real Client
Pan Am Campaign - Class Assignment
Audi Campaign - Class Assignment
Camel Bak Campaign - Class Assignment
Lego Campaign- Part of Internship Application
Enough is Enough Campaign -Real Client
String Cheese Commercial - Commercial Production Class
Stride Campaign - Advertising Competition
Tomb Stone Campaign (Starting later this week)
Project with Ari and Michelle - Still picking a product for it
Coke Zero Campaign - Mock ups waiting for approval
Make Stationary for Graphic Design Class
Design CD Cover/Packaging for other Graphic Design Class
AAF Club Art Director (man, I need to do a better job at that)

+ Other Classes
+ Ward Callings
+ Sleep.
Average bed time: 2:30 am
Average wake up time: 8:00 am

Sorry housemates and friends. I love you all, but I can't seem to find time to even sit down for a proper meal (tonight was an exception - and thanks Kate for feeding me pasta, it was delicious).

SO QUITTING MY JOB was a good decision. At least for now. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Making Music

Your Protector [cover] - Fleet Foxes 

I like to play music with the ladies I live with. 
[and then I make videos for my advertising class]

Chicago [cover]  - Sufjan Stevens

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fire and Leaves

Uno Dos Tres CHO

This is Kate. Kate loves me. I know that she loves me because she will sing songs in spanish with me, kiss my forehead before she goes to bed and buy me an AWESOME camera for documenting my life with her. 

And so we begin. 



We all agree this was the PERFECT DAY to go on a drive through the mountains. "THIS IS NOT REAL" we kept saying. It seemed like an imaginary land. 

Then we decided we have to marry mountain men [or something of that nature] because we love the outdoors. 

Robbie Rane climbs Aspens

Anna Banana

Ally Cat

i love fall too much.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Print Cards


I'm learning cool things in my Graphic Design Class. Probably considered minimal/easy/juvenile things in the Graphic Design Chuchi world, but it took me a while to figure it out. 

These are Print Cards ... meaning I designed the patterns on the cards using Adobe Illustrator.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Late Night: Bawls

 I'm not an "Energy Drinker." Well, I'm not hooked yet. I've probably have had 4 in my life time, all within the last 6 months [look what my major is making me do!]

still playing catchup with school work.

So I bought an energy drink [called BAWLS] to see if it would help. I think it did.

I liked this one because it didn't taste like chemicals with sugar and acid. It's a soda, a super caffeinated soda because it's main ingredient is GUARANA.

12:30 am
Pretty good?
Yeah. I think Guarana is pretty good.
Worked on storyboards and ads until 4:30. Took a three hour nap and now I'm back at it. 
It's going to be a GLORIOUS day.
I can feel it in my guarana fueled body.
8:00 am
Going to repeat it again tonight! 
I think I'm going to get another Bawls. Why not? 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Noon to Four

I work from noon to four tuesdays, thursdays and from eight to five on fridays. I make little ads such as these:

but these were not used. 
Unfortunately, it didn't match the clients vision of the ad, but I still liked them. 

[I put in my 2 weeks notice.] 

My last noon to four will be October 25.
And then I'll be a servant of the BYU adlab. Can't wait. 

Monday, October 10, 2011


for those who can't read army time it's ten twenty seven pm.

in the adlab.

i love advertising.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Last Hours in NY City

Right now I'm sitting at the airport thinking about all the catching up I need to do. [logos, product names, weir show stuff, essay, study for midterm, ward choir, poster designs, yadda yadda yadda.] Can't wait. 

As Sufjan Stevens once said about New York, "I was in love with the place." 

This week was... lets say monumental? Sure why not. I think It helped me make some decisions. Good decisions. Fingers crossed. 

Now boarding to SLC Utah. Snowing. [it was like high 70's today in NY]
Brooklyn Bridge night life

9/11 Memorial

Little Italy Gelato

China Town Chips
Bye Bye New York

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New York Days: Two and Tree

So. [lots of pictures for documentation]
Things have been rocking. I have visited 3... 4 agencies already. ALL SO DIFFERENT. I think I can find a place for me [someday].  We've also gone to some pretty interesting lectures about the industry and new ideas/types of advertising.

Today we LARPed in front of the Colbert Report place in honor of the Hobbits trying to make it back to the Shire [I was on the red team... and died. I don't think I could ever survive as a LARPer]  We also galloped across Manhattan (seriously, 2 miles maybe across town) to visit the Ad Council Agency.

For dinner I had street food in Central Park and then ate at Magnolias. I kinda feel like dropping out of school and just staying here.


Riding the subway to Brooklynn late at night.

This was a beautiful moment for me.

Mrs. Toughguys

I dedicate this meal to the Pillar House. Miss ya ladies. 
Banana Pudding