Animo La Salle!
Here is the sample mock-up of the shirt design I made for a contest ran by the organization, Moo Media, I really love. Apparently, just like the usual contest you see on social media, the design with the most number of likes will have a high chance in winning. So, if you find mine worth winning, then you could help me by simply liking this photo here (comments are highly appreciated as well). Cheers and thank you!
Busy Business Dream
If you guys know, my friends and I had a business when we were only 2nd year HS students. Amazing right? I, myself, can’t believe it somehow that we managed to handle such task. Despite of school stuff, we were able to run it until a tragedy happened.. so to cut the story short: After releasing our first collection of ballers, the shop was closed.
While eating my lunch earlier, my father handed me a business card. It’s owned by a teenager, who runs a small business somewhere in Mandaluyong City if I’m not mistaken. He said I could collaborate with him and see if things are going to work. So, I went to his site and found out he’s more into printing rather than making his own designs (which I thought he was). Hence, I was a little bit disappointed. Then something popped out of my mind. The dream of having my own design studio. The dream I’ve been longing since the day I first attended Graphika Manila. And I thought, what kind of design studio do I really want? Is it going to focus on web design? Print? Logo/Branding? Advertising? Illustrating? I never had a clear vision of what I really wanted to do in the future. All I know was that I love designing and illustrating. Again, something popped out of my mind. My answer on the question asked at our yearbook. Since I’m one of the staff, I looked for it.
Question: “How do you see yourself 10 years from now?” Guess what, it answered the question that has been bugging me. Here’s what I said:
Looking in the future, I see myself as a creative director of a design studio I run that makes simple and thoughtful stuff for the web & beyond.
Tada! I wanna be a creative director of my own design studio. But, of course, in order to have one, I should have a set of team. A team which consists of 3-5 people who have the same passion as mine and whose skills and talents could contribute a lot in bringing ourselves into another level! *winks*
As far as my program is concerned, I think it’s a good way for me to learn about the ‘advertising’ and ‘marketing’ side of the creative industry. Although I’m going to know them soon, I guess it would be a lot better if I know the tasks my ‘design studio’ would do first, such as coding the websites (primarily HTML5 and other programming languages), doing a full branding of companies, etc. With that being said, sometimes I feel that I should have taken MMA in DLS-CSB instead of ADV in DLSU (but I still love la salle, animo!) or ID in ADMU (although I wasn’t able to take the exam) But!!! Sir Dan Matutina told us, during the Behance Portfolio Reviews, that we shouldn’t stop dreaming of what we actually want to achieve in life. Whatever program we take in college or job we go to afterwards, it’s always up to us if we’re going to pursue our primary dream. He even had a tip for me, that I should take Advertising since I will know a lot more in the creative industry when ‘reality strikes’. Aside from him, I have also met a lot of people that inspired me to pursue Advertising as my program.
So guys, if you’re kind of interested in having your own design studio as well, maybe we should talk and let’s see if there’s a good future ahead of us? Right? Hello there MMA, ADV froshies! Oh I forgot ID freshies (tour me at admu pls hehe) Hope I could meet all of you!! :-)
Happy Birthday JJOE!!
Approximately 19 hours ago, I turned 17 years old and felt old right away. :-( Haha! Anyway, I would like to thank all the people who have read and have been reading my blog ever since (if there’s any huhu). If you are kind of an old follower of mine, you would notice that I became less active as time goes by.. I got too busy in school stuff to post something, but still, I managed somehow. Ah! So, I will try my best to be active again to keep track of my ‘journey’ in college life!
Soon, I’m going to be a Green Archer! *cool sound effect plays* Hooray! But I think I have to post something about my graduation before I officially become one since I studied at SAS for the past 12 years! What a loyal Andrean here. Haha!
In relation to the typography above, I found my purpose in life, maybe, to inspire other people through art and design. I’ve always dreamed to run a design studio that makes thoughtful craft for the print / web and beyond. And in order for that to happen, of course, I need to pick the right program. Which then led me to choose Advertising in DLSU! Hopefully, it will be fun and exciting as a lot of people told me, like Ate Abbey and Sir Dan.
Again, thank you to all my followers for being part of my life! Now that I know my purpose in life, I’m going to continue what I always wanted to do. Make art! How about you, have you found your purpose in life?
Fine Arts / MMA / Advertising / Art college programs
Ayan, tulad ng sinabe sa title — Ito ay may kinalaman sa pagkuha ko ng kurso sa darating na kolehiyo.
Kapag napaguusapan naming pamilya o kahit ng mga kaibigan ko ang COLLEGE, nawawala ako sa wisyo. ‘Di ko alam kung ano sasaibihin ko. ‘Di ko alam kung tama ba yung college program na kukunin ko.. Pero kahit MINSAN, alam ko sa sarili ko na gusto ko kunin ang kurso na related sa Arts.
[Baka wala ng nagbabasa sa point na to, kung meron man, thank you po ng marami!]