Monday, June 8, 2009


sorry for sucking at blogging lately! I just got back from a road trip to Munich and Zurich. Look for updates!

final Logo

Hey guys! Here is the logo i designed for the European Union Organic Farming logo contest! Grand prize...6,000 Euros!!! Wish me luck!

Monday, May 25, 2009

German student ambassator

Hey guys! I just sent in my application to be a student ambassador for Germany! It would be an amazing chance for me to spread my love for Germany to other students and hopefully get more kids to come to Germany! If i get chosen I would get to go to NYC for 3 days for a student ambassadors conference and get to plan events every semester at KU to promote Germany! It would be an amazing experience. I should find out mid June! WISH ME LUCK!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ain't Life Grand?

Everyday here is perfect. I have not had one single bad day, not even a mediocure day, not even a decent day... I wonder why? Maybe it is just my out look on things?? I am in Germany for god's sake. I feel like i live everyday to the fullest here. When don't i do this in America?? I am the happiest I have ever been. Everyday is such a blessing and i have learned so much. I feel so full of life. I hope this feeling never ends. I hope I can keep this motivation for life and living everyday as if it was your last up when i get back to the states. WOW. my life is wonderful. Maybe it is because everyday is full of some type of exercise?? or the food i eat is super fresh (no preservatives here!)...i don't really care why. I am just so thankful to be alive and here every second of everyday and i wouldn't have it any other way!

Monday, May 18, 2009

type design

I love this class. It is so incrdibly challenging! i have never had the opportunity to design my own typeface (font) and this is a really awesome experience. I have learned so much through my struggles and frustrations. ( you have to really want it!) Here is the first part of the typeface. It is called Chihuly because i designed it based off the works of Dale Chihuly, my fav. artist at the moment. I still have a majority of the alphabet to design and will post it when it is completed in 3 weeks! :) I included the images i based my design off of. Hope yo like it, and if you don't, i don't care cuz i do! hehehe

Sunday, May 17, 2009

it's that time of year folks

well people, it is that time of year....graduation....i know i know, i should be walking across that stage, or actually SHOULD HAVE, but some of us take a bit longer to figure out our life path and i am glad i did! BUT, my best friend Brook recently graduated from Pitt State University, in Pittsburg, Kansas (also a graphic design kid!!!) I was devistated i couldn't make it to here graduation so she did a little something special to ensure i was there in spirit. The photos tell it all! Thanks Brooke!!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

print making

hey guys! here are some of the beginning stages of my first ever print! I am in an INTAGLIO print making class. This type of print making is produced by ETCHing an image into a metal plate and then printing it using a large "rolling pin type machiene". It is a lot more complicated then that but that is for me to know and you to ask How did she do that?? :) I am still in the first stages... the first pic is of the image i etched into the actual plate. the second image is the first print i made! the third image is of the print making equipment, cool huh? I am currently working on enhancing the print by adding shadows and tints through a process called AQUA TINT. I love this class and am looking forward to producing some really neat stuff. For more information about the Intaglio print making process please visit: INTAGLIO PRINTMAKING