Sagmeister & Walsh

 

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Aizone campaign by Sagmeister & Walsh 

A few weeks ago my tutorial class was given a group project that required us to analyze an existing design business structure. My group chose one of the most eccentric, prominent design studios in the world, Sagmeister & Walsh. Based in NYC, S&W is a small multidisciplinary team specializing in various fields of design including web, branding, exhibition, packaging and furniture. They also work heavily in the art and film industries to expand their experimental nature and ethos of the studio. I thought the project was kind of an eye opener to the world of design and it was an excuse for us get to know S&W a little more. I’ve always LOVED S&W for being bold with their designs and it’s not often you get to see that in the many design firms out there. What I also love about them is their simple approach to design. They value good design – the end product has to work, it should establish empathy or evoke any emotional response and of course it has to perform to the highest standards! After hours of research we were able to develop this cute map…not gonna lie it’s my favorite part of our slideshow. Cheers to my awesome teammates Rainie and Summer for creating these awesome vectors yo! The vector portraits of Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh at the top were done by Rainie, you should go check her and her sister’s blog out for some quirky fashion inspiration and all things kawaii!!!

 

 

My drawing playlist

From time to time I get asked if I listen to music when I draw or design. The answer to that is yes I do but I can also manage without listening to anything. If I need to work at a quicker pace I prefer silence but if I’m taking my time I’d rather listen to a tune preferably a bit of hip hop, rnb, deep house music or anything chill. As you can see I’m a huge fan of Adam K, Calvin Harris and Kaytranada…

Of course I also like to have a few of my kpop biases in there…

Aaaand uni begins

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One week down and 13 more to go (I think). The Melby weather was very very very indecisive last week which explains why I caught the flu and missed out on some lectures and a class….or maybe it’s because I have a crappy immune system, dang. This week the tables turned with the weather finally behaving like it should. Thank God for Autumn!  You know it’s gonna be a good week when there’s a little bit of sunshine and it doesn’t get above 30 degrees at least. Last week I had lots of issues with my timetable so it turns out I had to change my jewellery design class to another elective called “Ideation of the object”, it’s a similar practice to jewellery design however it’s more about creating new ideas and drawing out 3D objects. I went to my first class of that elective yesterday and instantly got excited when I saw chunks of clay on each table. I haven’t touched clay since high school! We were asked to make small sculptures in response to several pieces of music using only our hands, then translate them into drawings.

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On a random note, one issue I’ve had for the past 2 years as a uni student is that I’m constantly finding ways to reduce the amount of items I carry to uni. Anything to avoid carrying a heavy handbag really. As a design student people assume I carry chunky sketchbooks and a gajillion art supplies plus a tablet and a laptop. Truth is, I don’t. I like to be practical and I’m kinda OCD with what’s in my bag and how I organise items. So if you catch me randomly checking my bag, you now know why. I carry a pencil case, plastic folder, a sketchbook that I use for lecture notes, a rmit diary and a water-colour set. The rest are my everyday needs: a power bank, tissues, phone, keys, earphones, glasses and a pocket-sized comb for those bad hair days. And yet all of this is STILL a lot to carry! But nothing compared to the previous years thank goodness.

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A right-brainer by day and occasional blogger by night, you've landed on a place where I live and breathe all things art, design, culture and fashion. You'll find me documenting my life in the creative field, endless travels with friends and family and a bit of food.

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