Saturday, November 10, 2012

Invite Design

I'm thinking about entering the business of weddings... and other special occasions (declaring thumb wars and such). 





This was for my roommate Bekah.



Anyone interested? Talk to me. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Smile

How long can you hold a smile?

Smile from Mika Yerman on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Triplets

I am one of three, 
At least that's what everyone thinks
When the three are together.

So, we did a little project. 

TripletsExplination from Mika Yerman on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bubbles

In NYC this summer, there was a man in Union Square that was making giant  bubbles and sharing his joy with everyone. He invited me to make bubbles and I got all giggly and excited and became 5 years old.

So I made giant wands and the solution and made bubbles and brought it to campus. Surprisingly, when I invited people to make bubbles, they hesitated. Lots of bubble experiments to come.



A video piece I made:







Friday, September 14, 2012

Reflections

Ever seen Harriet the Spy? There is a part where she pulls out a compact mirror and spies on some humans behind her without them noticing.

I do that too. Not with a compact mirror, but with any reflective surface. I think I do it too much and it has become a problem. I notice reflections EVERYWHERE. Sometimes I think the relations are real, as in I'm looking at the object, not the reflection of the object.

I feel like people rarely notice reflections. The only ones they ever care to notice are reflections of themselves.

I'm in an contemporary art class and we had to do an installation piece. Mine was based on reflections.



Holding the Moon








Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Been a Little Busy

Been busy with this:

1. Finished my internship. 
Summary: Very cool. Liked DraftFCB. Liked NYC. People always ask me if I would go back and it's doable. I use to be afraid of the city and working at an agency and now I wondered why I ever thought that. I got some worked produced with Oreo and that was a surprise. The team I worked on was really cool and they were open with Devon (my copy-writer gal) and my ideas. Wahoo! 
This is Devon. She is planning on becoming a Cat Lady. 

Here are some of my designs for the Oreo Campaign:


2. Then I went to Chicago to visit Robbie.
Summary: I like Chicago, I like Robbie, and his beard. 


3. Came back for my 11th semester of school. 
Summary: Super Senior Status

4. Roommates played song together
Summary: Was for a class, and for fun. Our version of "Just a Friend." Enjoy. 

          

5. Havasupai
Summary: Last minute adventure of lifetime with a handful of my favorite humans. 

[Notice Robbie lost in the fog]



6. Just applied to graduation 4 minutes ago. 
Summary: Weirdz. 

7. Plans
Summary: I have all these plans of things I'm going to make. I'll post some of the creations here. 






Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The System


Well. Looks like it's going to be one of those later nights in the office. I'm the only one left in my area. Huzzah.

Sometimes you work hard, meet deadlines, people like your work, and then they show it to a person way up the ladder and your hard work gets shattered. That's advertising. Even if 38 people approved and like the ad, who knows what the jefe will say. Why is it that one person has a different opinion that doesn't match everyone else win.

Who made this system? I don't get it.

So that's the story of my day. New deadline is tomorrow morning and I have to start from scratch. As you can see... I'm thrilled.

Sorry NYC, I can't play much today.

Street Musicians 2

This has been one of my favorite musicians I've seen:



Eric Clapton!:


[[NY is getting hotter = death. Utah can get pretty hot, but the humidity really takes a toll on physical and emotional well being. Fingers crossed that I may survive the 97F today. 

And things have been good. Have made a few pitches and got good feed back and some ideas sent to the client. It's been fun. ]]

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Sunday in Central Park

photo by kris orr
Rowing boats in Central Park. 
I was reminded of one of my dream sports... rowing. I love watching during the Olympics. So I practiced preparing for the Olympics 2016. 





Saturday, June 9, 2012

Street Artists

One of the most distracting things to me in NYC are the musicians. The other day, I missed my subway because I just had to stop and listen to some drummers playing bongos and singing music. I wanted to dance.

Some performances are eerie, others upbeat.

Everyone in the subway station is moving quickly disregarding the musicians and the art they are trying to share. It seems unbalanced when I look at it from a distance. Without looking at the performer, I know they listen to the music it as it echoes through the underground tunnels and ... like it.

Video 1: Violin
Video 2: Andes Music from Peru




Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I like it here

Hi. 

I am really liking my internship. Who knew? On day one, I was giddy the entire time. Orientation was great, there were 27 other interns (which I think is a HUGE group) and I was definitely underdressed. My skinny jeans, button up shirt and christmas looking vest could not compare to all the pencil skirts, blazers and slacks. Oops business casual (by the way, wherever I looked around, people were wearing jeans, t-shirts and flip-flops, I fit in with them...).

I'm working with cool people too. I'm partnered with a copy writer who is going to school in Georgia and my mentors are really neat and creative and stuff.  

My day consists of pretty much concepting ideas. I like accounts I'm working on. For the moment I'm on Eucerin (a lotion) and Taco Bell and in June I may help out with Oreo. HUZZAH. 

Advertising world is a different place. Some say "you can break all the rules with advertising," and people do. It's fun, it's mad men. 

Anahi made this for me and I couldn't leave this behind
Laura and I going to Draft together on day one

Arrived at the office
WOW! I have a name and everythingz!
6.5 day - and I liked this 
Waaa Hooooo!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Arrived in NYC

[sorry for the absence of posts, i've been ... busy, anyways...]

Here for the fourth time within the past year, and will linger longer than 5 days.

Lets say ... 75 days, or 2 months and 14 days, or 108,000 minutes. Wahooo!!!
(can't lie, http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html is a cool website).

Staying in a nice place on 102nd street, about 4 blocks away from central park and something like 70 blocks away from internship. I'm living with Michelle Christensen, Laura Coalwell, and Brooklynn Johnson! Michelle and Laura are both in the advertising program with me and are interning at ad agencies (and just recently graduated, bravo chicas) and Brooklynn will be interning with Anthropology and make crafts for the store.

Brooklynn comes on the ninth.

I'll be starting my internship this Monday [yikes!] at DraftFCB (an ad agency).

But I'll start talking more about that on Monday, for now, I'll show you my day.

Brooklyn Bridge

Laura, Me, Michelle(ita)


Ignacios Pizza
Not included in photos: Waking up, eating breakfast, kinect zumba, being sad because the subway did not accept debit or credit cards today, stumbling across a flea market, bought heels from the 60's, grocery shopping and decided to go on a diet because bread costs mucho, painted my nails, skyped with man friend, facebooked.



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Found this

And I have no idea what it is or where it's from. 

My Secret

I'M A SPY KID

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bird Head

If I were an Indian, I would be named Bird Head Girl.
Thanks Anna Banana Rama for making my feather head.

Elyse saw it today and said that it looked like a bird crashed into my head... thus the name.



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Big Apple with Oreo

Robbie Rane and I made this Oreo thing for a competition... and accidentally won. 

Grand prize: Set up art for The (official) Oreo Party in New York City with all expenses paid for. 

Cool. 

So this is what we made:


Pictures from the Party: 





NYC TRIP:









Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Photo Shoot

Had my first real photo shoot on Friday. Turns out that one of the Ad Lab clients liked the work and  is wanting to publish one of the ads in USA Today.  YAY! That's great news.

Alex was our photographer, and she did a great job. Huzzah Alex.



Nate was a hard worker as well.