I'm not a design student, but I do have a history in painting from my high school days - which frankly wasn't too long ago! I found that through my first years of college, that I really missed drawing and working with my hands and found myself always doodling in class. Eventually I found my way back to it, and have been drawing and writing in my free time. Lately, I have been interested in typograpy and hope to expand my skills as a designer in my free time.
I am currently a part of a large organization on my school's campus called Texas 4000 for Cancer. We are a team of about 100 students that bikes from Austin, TX to Anchorage, Alaska every summer to raise money for cancer research ( yes, I said bike). There is a new team that embarks on this journey every summer, and my ride year is set to be the Summer of 2014. In a little over 10 years, this organization has already raised and donated about 3 million dollars to cancer research institutions like MD Anderson. Texas 4000, or T4K, is a fantastic organization and it has really changed the way I live my life.
It seems a bit out there, I know, but I mean to make a difference in the world, and I know this is what I should do - at least for now!
I'm hoping this class will help refine my skills and create something really unique and eye-catching to help me advertise and fundraise for T4K. I'm thinking about creating multiple designs that can be easily made into promotional items, art prints or flyers that I can distribute and/ or sell to my potential donors.
Here is an example of my first rough sketches for some logos. More to come soon!!