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Continuing with my series of American-themed posts celebrating Memorial Day, today I’m sharing an “American Summer” collection/mood board of images I put together for a work project. One of my favorite parts of the design process is gathering inspiration. I love grouping seeming unrelated images and creating stories that speak to a theme or concept. This practice is used heavily in fashion when designers create mood boards for upcoming collections. I blogged about a few fashion week mood boards I found a while back. So get into this American Summer collection – and see more images on my Pinterest Board here. Happy Memorial Day!

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It’s been a while since my last post but a lot has happened in the last few months! No longer am I an unattached freelance designer, free to design for any client of my choosing. I’ve entered into an exclusive long-term (design) relationship with …. Moroccanoil! In a few days I’ll have been there 2 months. Time really does fly. While adjusting to a full-time work schedule, I’ve tried to blog here and there but I haven’t been able to get back into my grove, but I plan on changing that soon. I have a huge list of artists, designers, illustrators and photographers I’d like to share, and hopefully some new work of my own too.

I also want to celebrate that for the past FOUR consecutive months, I’ve hit 2,000 page views. While that pales in comparison to many design blogs out there, it’s miles away from the 17 views a months I had back in May 2010. This blog has been a great outlet for me to share inspiration and put into words my goals and passions, especially when it comes to design during my two years at Pratt Institute. Blogging turned into cheap therapy for a grad student that never felt at home in an MFA program. Good bad and ugly, it’s all here. And some really GREAT things have come from this blog too!

While studying abroad, I blogged about Scandinavian Textile Design and was featured on a few blogs about my travels through Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Blogging about the artists we saw and the showrooms we visited ignited my interest in learning more about textile design and writing about design in general. It also gave my blog a particular focus. Last summer I was completely shocked when I was invited to interview with a creative director that has and continues to make work I greatly admire. Last month my thoughts on resume design and interviewing were featured on another blog, also to my surprise. So while this remains a side hobby, no matter how small, your hobbies and interests can open doors! So here’s to opening new doors in the coming months and sharing more stories.
-Daniel

See more of my pin’d type quotes (here) on my pinterest.

Lastly, a quote from one of my favorite posts, and read more about Marimekko here.

 

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Hey everyone, I landed safe and sound in Copenhagen yesterday with my buddy Josh, also from Pratt. For the next six weeks we’re enrolled in the DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad) Textile and Furniture Design Program. I’m super excited as pattern and textile design has been a growing interest of mine for the last few months. Last summer my friend Stephanie did the same program and loved it, so I thought it would be a perfect way to finish my time at Pratt. You can read about her study abroad adventure here.

For our first two days in Copenhagen, Josh and I have been walking all around the city. I have about two days of photos I thought I’d share. Tomorrow we move into our on campus housing, so I’m looking forward to staying somewhere longer than a few nights. I hope to find a bike to rent so I can explore more quickly. I also need to look into buying my own food, b/c eating out is sooooo expensive. I bought a coke and a burger, $45 USD. Tomorrow I meet everyone in the program, so more updates coming soon. Side note, when I was at 7-11 (they are everywhere here), the guy thought I was Danish, I finally found my native land, I look like the natives! Except …  the tall blondes here are still tanner than I am!

Here are some pictures from the first two days.

Bikes everywhere! Lots of city squares like this.

Walked around the canal, lots of boats and outdoor restaurants around. People can also drink outside, good spot to do it!

Cute building!

I think this is the aquarium? Nice brick pattern

Lots of wheat pasting around the city, reminds me of NYC. Some of the music festival posters are really nice.

Name that typeface on the wall!!

Another cool music festival poster.

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