Day 2: 100 Days of Type

When working on these pieces, I can't get so perfectionist and nitpicky. I'm just meant to exercise creativity and make something every day, not necessarily something perfect every day. I spent waaaay too long on this one  making sure the spacing was even and angles were consistent. ALSO, I meant to post this on June 1st, but right after I finished, I fell straight asleep and around 2pm! I'm very jetlagged. Sry. 😅

Introducing Day 2: Whatever


Day 1: 100 Days of Type

I recently realized that a huge majority of my portfolio and the work that I'm proud of is illustration work, which is funny because I never considered myself an "illustrator" until recently. Typography was what drew me into graphic design. I want to be inspired and work with type a lot more in my future work, so I'm kicking off 100 Days of Type. I want these to be expressive and fun and focused on type with design elements. No icons, no illustrations! (That may be for another time!)

Introducing Day 1: Try New Things


My Adventures in Japan

After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill on Mother's Day, I hopped on a flight three days later to Japan for a two week adventure. I spent one week in both Kyoto and Tokyo and have to come to learn that Japan is such a magical place. The culture is beautiful. People were always polite and helpful to me as a clueless tourist. It's extremely clean for a densely populated country. The food is delicious. They respect design in such a thoughtful way. I think my favorite part about the culture is how thoughtful everything was from the design to food preparation to education to train efficiency to home decor.

After two weeks, I'm dreaming about moving to Tokyo. Seriously. I was looking up rent for apartments and looking for design studios in Tokyo. At some point in my life, I know I want to live abroad there for at least a year. I resonate with the culture there, and I want to soak it in all over again. Now, I'll have to try to learn more Japanese. Other than, "arigato!"

Click the photos below to read more about my adventure!