Last week, I finished creating this (passion-project) poster for THUMPERS’s North American tour that starts at the end of this week!
"Velvetour" was coined by fellow THUMPERS fan, Jen/Brioche/Kereska. The title is derived from Velveteen, a track from their first single, Dancing’s Done (partly in an effort to convince the band to play this track live).
I drew out the route of their tour on the North American map, marking each stop. The map is filled with illustrations related to venues they are performing at (such as the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco and the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta) and other miscellaneous illustrations related to the band.
(Obligatory giddy fan moment).

Last week, I finished creating this (passion-project) poster for THUMPERS’s North American tour that starts at the end of this week!

"Velvetour" was coined by fellow THUMPERS fan, Jen/Brioche/Kereska. The title is derived from Velveteen, a track from their first single, Dancing’s Done (partly in an effort to convince the band to play this track live).

I drew out the route of their tour on the North American map, marking each stop. The map is filled with illustrations related to venues they are performing at (such as the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco and the Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta) and other miscellaneous illustrations related to the band.

(Obligatory giddy fan moment).

Side projects are basically my life right now (alongside job hunting).
I created this quick illustration back in June of my current favorite band, THUMPERS. They did a Plugged In Session for originalpenguin in June, which was apparently recorded but hasn’t been uploaded… yet still.
Anyways, I drew portraits of John and Marcus from THUMPERS wearing floral garb from Original Penguin’s brand. The patterns I illustrated were recreated from actual shirts/blazers they sell. Pretty cool brand I say, but I may be biased since I’m a fan of floral patterns.
(Got tweeted by their global handle).
Stay tuned! I have another project to post soon!

Side projects are basically my life right now (alongside job hunting).

I created this quick illustration back in June of my current favorite band, THUMPERS. They did a Plugged In Session for originalpenguin in June, which was apparently recorded but hasn’t been uploaded… yet still.

Anyways, I drew portraits of John and Marcus from THUMPERS wearing floral garb from Original Penguin’s brand. The patterns I illustrated were recreated from actual shirts/blazers they sell. Pretty cool brand I say, but I may be biased since I’m a fan of floral patterns.

(Got tweeted by their global handle).

Stay tuned! I have another project to post soon!

It takes time (but don’t get too comfortable).

In a week, it’ll be 2 months since I completed my apprenticeship at KYN.

Since then, I’ve been going strong at the job hunting game, I try to at least send out two applications every week. The only two I have gotten responses from are actually the top two companies that are on my list of places. However, both replied that they just didn’t have any design positions open at this time, but would keep my application on file (so not complete rejections, which is good).

…but week-by-week, I’m starting to lose track of the places I’ve applied to. I’m also beginning to doubt the efforts that I am putting into coding/designing customized one-page websites that I am submitting as applications. Also doesn’t help that I’m looking to move out of Jacksonville.

Must stay strong.

This isn’t meant to be a livid post, but I guess the frustration is hard to hide here. Not having a set schedule during the week really throws me off. It’s gotten really easy to start slacking and go a day or two without having accomplished anything, but I’m combatting this with fun side projects to keep me occupied in between working on applications. 

Trying not to get too comfortable being “in between jobs,” but I am embracing some of the plus-sides of it, like taking small day trips to Savannah with friends, and planning another trip up to NY in August.

(I should also start blogging about these side projects I keep working on too, since I have the time todo it).

In the meantime, wish me luck!