Monday, September 30, 2013

88° and Leaves Falling

It's a little crazy being in such a warm climate during Fall. It still feels like summer to my Oregon brain (it's 88° today!) and yet the stores are filling up with boots and scarves and Halloween candy. Very strange. Being from Oregon, I'm used to rain at Christmastime instead of snow, but I'm definitely not used to not having a Fall season! I'm guessing Winter here will actually feel more like an Oregon Fall, minus all the buckets of rain.

Speaking of Oregon... it has come to my attention that only people from the Pacific NW know the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. It blows my mind that someone may not know the difference to something that seems so obvious to me, but then again I've been an Oregonian for my entire 34 years, so it's very possible I just haven't spent enough time around people from other parts of the country. ;)

With that in mind... I'm really curious if you know the difference? (And if you don't, leave a comment below telling me what part of the country you're from).

Monday, September 16, 2013

Drumroll Please...

I got a job!! Woohoo! Amazingly enough, I am only two months out of design school and have already landed a job. This is definitely God's timing, because I really didn't expect to find a job this soon! (Although I was sure hoping I would!)

happy dance

It'll be part-time to begin with, and move into full-time. The art director is planning on expanding her firm this year, so will be bringing on new clients, which is what prompted her to hire a new person at this point in time. I'll be starting at a lower capacity now before she expands in order to have the extra work-hours to be able to take on the new clients in order to expand. See how that works? ;)

So I'll be starting a week from Tuesday. I'm so excited! And a bit nervous too. This will be the first "real" job I've had in my new field. I've had a few freelance clients, for which I am so grateful, but it'll be a great learning experience to be working under someone who knows more than I do and has been doing this for awhile already!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Blog Design: Fill Up Your Mug and Sit Awhile


Sarah is one of my long-time blog friends and I have had the pleasure of redesigning her blog this past month. Even though she lives on the other side of the country from me (Florida!), we are both coffee-loving, introverted Christians, so it's been a pleasure getting to know someone that I have so much in common with!

You can find out more about Sarah and her family over at Fill Up Your Mug and Sit Awhile. I'll be poking around there for the next couple weeks doing a few more code fixes, but the bulk of the design is done now so I wanted to show it off!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Hand-Lettering Chalk Video

I've been browsing YouTube for inspiration again. Searching for employment can be slow and tiring, so I've been thinking I need to also remember to keep working on my skills in the meanwhile!

I can't remember if I've mentioned this, but I got a very cool Creative Lettering awhile back. It definitely seems like a fun skill to have, so I need to be in the habit of practicing it!

Check out this short video of a guy hand-lettering a chalk advertisement. I hope someday to be this good!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Zooey and Joe

Two of my favorite people, this video is so adorable! This music video for She & Him, staring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt had me smiling the entire time. :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Instagrammed Beauty

I really do miss the cool Oregon rain sometimes, but... California is pretty great too! I even found some clouds the other day.



And the Starbucks are pretty here, as well! Hehe. ;)

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