Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Real World Syndrome

Real World Syndrome or RWS is the dread that is experienced by soon to be college graduates, who have absolutely no idea what they are doing with their lives. I myself am experiencing RWS and I feel like this is a major characteristic of my generation. Most of my friends have no idea what they're doing after school and if they do it's probably some entry level job that they have no intention of staying at anyways. I feel like our parent's generation had this belief that if you went to college you were basically guaranteed a spot in our work force. Fast forward to now and I can't even get a job at McDonald's. I'm not saying that going to school isn't important, but it's definitely lost some value.

Personally, my biggest fear is that I'm going to get a job that I don't enjoy just to get by and end then up staying there until I'm dead. Or even worse...I do the lame job thing until I can finally get the cool job, but I end up being too old to enjoy the cool aspects of it. So here I am, trying to enjoy every second of what I am told are supposed to be the best years of my life. I haven't even made a proper resume yet. My only question is,why do we do this to ourselves?

(If you don't know what movie this is, get off this website.)

Why does our culture tell you that as soon as college is over the fun part of you is dead. As if when graduation comes your life is either doomed to be stuck in a cubicle from 9-5 or your an unproductive member of society. I have to believe that somewhere out there, there is a job that wants my talents and will pay me to have fun as well. This could also be a pipe dream of mine, but an art major can only hope for the best and expect the worst.That being said, if anybody has heard of such a job please contact me as soon as possible. 

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Nissan Video

This is a video I made for the AAF Nissan pitch in NYC. Matt Ryan and I worked really hard on this piece and I'm pretty stoked on the result. Literally stayed up for three days straight painting and editing. It was actually a pretty fun experience. Hope you like it. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Discussion Time

Matt and I gave a forum discussion today on how globalization and technology are affecting the art world. (Because we both know so much about that) It was supposed to last fifty minutes...It lasted twelve. We asked if anybody had any questions, but of course they didn't. Here is a photo taken by our friend, Deena, of us trying to come up with stuff to talk about.

Thanks Deena.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It Worked for Puff Daddy

So the other day I was asked to come up with an inexpensive advertising idea that would help get students to donate to the senior class gift. I couldn't really think of anything on the spot, so naturally I put off working on this until the day of my deadline. Scrambling for ideas, I searched the internet for other campaigns that encouraged people to participate in stuff. This is what I made.

Admittedly, it was kind of a joke but I liked how simple it was (and how long it took me to make). So this little piece of throwback propaganda was presented to my traffic manager and was not well received. He was actually disgusted that I would even consider presenting him the idea as if I was actually condoning donation based homicide or something. So in retaliation to his response I uploaded it to the internet anyway. Ha.