Hey guys – this is my last thesis-related post (I promise) … and why the last?? This week I turn in everything signed-seal-delivered to Pratt. It’s been quite a drawn-out process but I guess that’s to be expected trying to finish and thesis and working full-time. But in the end, I’m so happy with how everything turned out. I spent the last few weeks designing my thesis book and I’m thrilled with how it looks. I’m going to post a few of the spreads in this post, but you can flip through the entire book here. I’ve also spent a bunch of time tweaking my website and trying to polish it up, check out the progress at dcwdesign.com
So now that my Pratt MFA thesis is done – it’s time to plan for the next 5 years. I was talking a few weeks ago about how everything I’ve done post-Appalachian was to get me to this point, living/working in NYC with my masters. So what’s next? I’ve had an amazing job these last few months so I’m off to a great start. I’d also like to start creating my own work again and possibly send another round of letters out for The Joy Project. So lots on the horizon, lots of things simmering in the kitchen – stay tuned to what comes next!
Joy, Delight and Growth: Harnessing the Power of Joy in Design
by Daniel Wiggins
In order to strive for a remarkable life, you have to decide that you want one. -Debbie Millman
Maira Kalman spread about And the Pursuit of Happiness.
Spread with my poster for the United Nations Youth Pre-Conference,
The Joy Project spread.
10 Things I Did in 2010 (need to work on the 2011 version of this!)
Take your pleasure seriously -Charles & Ray Eames.
Pictures of the Joy Letters I designed as part of The Joy Project.
Spread where I talk about my textile design sketchbooks, and my experiences abroad in Copenhagen.
Spread where I discuss My Joy Poster – a poster about all the things
that bring me joy.
Snapshot of all the visual responses/postcards I designed for my thesis exhibition.
These are the blank note cards people filled out at my thesis exhibition. Really happy that I could a fun way to incorporate them into the book.
Might be posting these on the blog soon.
Final big spread with the This Brings Me Joy newsprint poster.
Hope you enjoyed – again you can see the entire book here!