Starting a new project always will have its trials and tribulations. But instead of dreading, I cannot wait to start the process. It all began with the words:
Micron Pen, Venus and Vivid
All very different, but must have connections in some way. I found that just getting outside of my usual studio and going to the nearby Starbucks got me in a different setting to ponder these words. With headphones on jamming out to my Pandora quick mix, I was able to just start jotting notes down. I have always been most prone since my undergrad experience to have a Moleskin sketch pad on me at all times, along with drafting pens such as Microns. Now there was a challenge of 20 minutes for each word, but I liked that time constraint because it made you focus on what first came to mind as opposed to lingering for too long.
This particular piece of the Exploration A wasn’t what was challenging for me. It was more of the collaboration. I think it was because I was thinking too much about not choosing words that were similar to what was already thought up by my teammates. This took a little bit more time for me, because I wanted to think of possibly other outlets that weren’t explored already. But once I had taken a break between both collaborations of my two teammates, I found I was able to relax and just let the ideas flow. I always hope though that my thoughts will be able to bring new perspective to a fellow classmate/designer. I suppose that is the perfectionism within me
After receiving the collaboration words that were explored by my teammates for me, I want to dig a little deeper on specific words that stand out to me. I want to incorporate some of the Universal Traveler methods that I had experimented with last quarter in my Methodologies course. This includes taking words and dealing with not just the ‘safe’ concepts but looking into the outrageous as well. This I think can bring everything to the table and really show a wide range. I want to push my mind and be able to really create something that is different that what I have been able to create in past classes. This is always a forever driving force to what I want to achieve every quarter.
Until next time,