capstone

Capstone Preview!

So I couldn't help but get together a sneak preview after a big critique day in class. More and more work is being produced as the semester goes on, and today we brought the majority of what  would be in the show. It's so cool to see how we have all progressed over the past 4 years. 

I've learned a lot from Capstone so far - I've learned what working your ass off every day feels like, I've learned how to manage my time effectively, I've learned how to make quicker design decisions, I've learned how to meet super tight deadlines (haha, a book made in 2.5 months, wutttt). I think there is such a huge jump in what a lot of us have accomplished in a class where we have more free reign as well. Clients and even professors can taint your work - and it's not as authentically you as it could be. 

Capstone has given us the chance to explore our full creative potential - which I think is great. As much work as this is, and how sometimes it can be exhausting, it's so rewarding. I think having something to show and physically share with people is a great pay off for all the work. Creating a visual language that is reflective of your style is sooo fun.

While the semester has been incredibly stressful, busy, and frustrating at many times - I think that I've learned a lot, and will keep learning up until the day of the show, which I'm happy for. 


Jackson Stables Moodboard

Okay I always forget about how much I love moodboards until I start doing them. I wish I had more branding projects in my life so I could just do moodboards all the time. This is what I've done to put off my boring homework a little bit further.   Anyway - for my capstone project I'm lucky enough to be working on some great clients. I will be working on a healthy lifestyle reference book and cookbook with my two graphic design roommates - it's going to be awesome. But I am also so excited to be branding Jackson Stables.   Jackson Stables is a venue in town that makes me feel like I'm not in Kirksville, Missouri any longer - which sometimes is needed. Jackson Stables is a stable-like building covered in oak beams which give it that rustic vibe that many venues in Kirksville lack (which is okay - it's a small town, can't have everything.) There's a long winding white fence that leads up to the stable, and yes, there are horses there sometimes, it's awesome.   The fact that Jackson Stables is not just a stable, but a wine vendor as well has made it a great place for weddings, wine nights, dinner shows, and more.   This moodboard was so fun, but a total challenge. I think the colors have been a challenge for me so far, but creating the moodboard totally helped as I've been pulling images into a nice little folder on Pinterest for awhile. So here she is - I'm excited to share some small bits and pieces along the way. This has been and is going to be a great project to work on these next couple of months. 

Okay I always forget about how much I love moodboards until I start doing them. I wish I had more branding projects in my life so I could just do moodboards all the time. This is what I've done to put off my boring homework a little bit further. 

Anyway - for my capstone project I'm lucky enough to be working on some great clients. I will be working on a healthy lifestyle reference book and cookbook with my two graphic design roommates - it's going to be awesome. But I am also so excited to be branding Jackson Stables. 

Jackson Stables is a venue in town that makes me feel like I'm not in Kirksville, Missouri any longer - which sometimes is needed. Jackson Stables is a stable-like building covered in oak beams which give it that rustic vibe that many venues in Kirksville lack (which is okay - it's a small town, can't have everything.) There's a long winding white fence that leads up to the stable, and yes, there are horses there sometimes, it's awesome. 

The fact that Jackson Stables is not just a stable, but a wine vendor as well has made it a great place for weddings, wine nights, dinner shows, and more. 

This moodboard was so fun, but a total challenge. I think the colors have been a challenge for me so far, but creating the moodboard totally helped as I've been pulling images into a nice little folder on Pinterest for awhile. So here she is - I'm excited to share some small bits and pieces along the way. This has been and is going to be a great project to work on these next couple of months.