A creative checklist blog from a 20 something year old graphic designer residing in Nashville TN. I also post once in awhile on graphic design frustrations and joys, work in progress designs, Wreck This Journal pages, and random clever quotes.
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Aug 30, 2011
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Here’s a version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night created using thousands of curled up strips of paper. Susan Myers used a process called paper quilling to painstakingly build up her version of the piece.

(via jonwithabullet)


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Aug 29, 2011
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The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.

Confucius. 

So true. One of my pet peeves about people: Many in my life don’t keep their word. A person telling me that they are gonna do something and not backing up his/her “promises” with action forms a bad impression in my head. Unreliable, lazy, and all talk, no action. I have every right to doubt you folks.


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Aug 22, 2011
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70% done

I’m either in typography hell or heaven…


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Aug 19, 2011
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A snapshot of designing an AWESOME poster. Hopefully, it’ll turn out yo with a definite color scheme and layout. There’s this general typeface usage rule: Do not use more than two or a MAXIMUM of three typefaces. So far, I’m using 4 typefaces, but I think they go together. I know the rules enough to break them. Job hunt progress?  Still no definite leads. It gets me a little discouraged and makes me wonder if I should continue with it…and what I’m going to do with my future. Honestly I feel that employers really don’t know what they are missing out on…like my typography swagggggg, that’s what.

A snapshot of designing an AWESOME poster. Hopefully, it’ll turn out yo with a definite color scheme and layout. There’s this general typeface usage rule: Do not use more than two or a MAXIMUM of three typefaces. So far, I’m using 4 typefaces, but I think they go together. I know the rules enough to break them. Job hunt progress?  Still no definite leads. It gets me a little discouraged and makes me wonder if I should continue with it…and what I’m going to do with my future. Honestly I feel that employers really don’t know what they are missing out on…like my typography swagggggg, that’s what.


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Aug 17, 2011
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This page is a sign. What do you want it to say?

I would’ve chosen a more serious approach with this page…inspirational quotes by famous philosophers, artists, writers, musicians, etc, but I had this phrase repeating in my head awhile now. :) The silly, random, and vulgar humor automatically wins in my book. The background image is from doing a Google image search on 18th century dancing. Printed that out and decided that I wanted to do some simple hand drawn sans serif typography. Then, the magic began when I was drawing these beautiful words with pencil and pen, which was hard to see the lines in the busy image. Soon after, I traced it out in white gel pen.


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Aug 13, 2011
@ 11:05 pm
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When I think about it, job hunting is a poker game. You need luck, charisma, and strategy to win your opponent over.

— Me, take that you cliched dating analogy!


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Aug 11, 2011
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Generations of hardship and hard work have amounted to YOU. We will never fully comprehend, for we are a spoiled generation. Free to pursue our dreams and love in a way that our family before us never could have imagined. For this, make them proud. Deserve it.

— Philip Wang


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Aug 10, 2011
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Color this entire page

Did some marble painting with shaving cream and food coloring for the first time. Messy, but fun! At least my pages smell good. :) Will do this activity again with a 2 color scheme in the future on a new sheet of cardstock paper.


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Aug 5, 2011
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Make a sudden, unpredictable, destructive movement with the journal

Used an Xacto knife to horizontally cut the “Make a sudden, destructive, unpredictable movement with the journal” page since I didn’t want it to be in completely loose strips. I have a bunch of Victoria’s Secret catalogues lying around and chose a closeup model face shot to cut into strips with a pair of scissors.

Front of the page…took a while to do. I haven’t done any paper weaving since elementary school! I like how her eye lined up with the K to give her some white eyelashes.

Back of the page..nice surprise haha :)


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Aug 5, 2011
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Sadness is beautiful. Loneliness is tragical.

— Backstreet Boys, from their song “Shape of My Heart”