Feb '05 - Jan '08
i had all but forgotten about this thing until i got an email notification that someone had commented my post called 'narratives that never say the word' (by the way, that comment was quite rude, 'ajkoog').
there's an irony in what this disgruntled archinector said... that i 'are are not a graphic designer'. the irony is that i haven't posted in months because i quit graduate school, to pursue a degree in graphic design.
i found that while i'm lanky, my stretch armstrong-like appendages weren't quite malleable enough to bridge the huge divide between architectural education and architectural practice. i don't know if this is amplified by regional issues... this is texas, and they want stars and bricks in them thar parts. i don't know, it lost its appeal. i don't want to do your damn CAD drawings mr. architect. the internship process seems like the equivalent of affirmative action - quick... we gotta get someone in here that knows computers!! (again... is this a southern/regional epidemic??)
what i did love about it all was the visualisation of ideas. so beginning this fall i'm pursuing a BFA in communication design at the university of north texas. i don't know what that means in terms of this blog. i'll still be a student of design. why get a second bachelors, you ask?
because i love design school, that's why.
so, would anyone be interested to see how an arch graduate fairs in a school of visual arts? (we think we already know everything, as 'ajkoog' so aptly proved, so why not put it to the test...)