If you didn’t catch the title name do not worry, it’s a poorly constructed joke but forgive
me sleep is like a rare enjoyment for me this past couple of weeks.
I decided to create a portfolio of all of my advertising, branding and design work so far. A portfolio, besides an online one, is a physical print and bound book of a designer’s or advertiser’s work and people create that so that you can land those sought after, soul selling, internships in New York City.
The process was tough as hell and I am currently hating on every Adobe product out there but I’m sure I’ll love them again.
A portfolio of all of your work is like pouring your soul out in a book and hope for the best. I have my review from some industry pros tomorrow actually so wish me luck.
The printing and binding itself were easy, cause I outsourced it, but the process of creating it was hard and tedious. But I loved it. It’s sort of a love-hate relationship, kind of like NY.
The end product looks good, I hope. What was hard was the price as it was very expensive, like everything else in NY to print and bound but you do what you have to do.
I think if you are a designer or an advertiser or a creative in general PRINT A PORTFOLIO, it will do you immense good and it is a fun experience to go through.
While watching my favorite show on CW 11 called Supernatural. This episode called just my imagination was interesting. It was about kids and their imaginary friends creating wonderful experiences by having tea parties, playing guitar and having swimming races with a mermaid. Sadly the imaginary friends were being hunted by a killer who killed 2 of them but my main focus was on that with the help of the imaginary the kids became Chiefs, Olympic swimmers and etc because of their imaginary friend. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there is a connection between the imagination and creativity and you can’t have one without the other. I believe there is a lack of creativity due to the fact that young children are being handed iPads and iPhones at an early age which is blocking their imagination therefore putting a hold on the development of creativity. Now most critics will say that the iPads and iPhones are actually helping them but what’s really helping them? The YouTube videos, the games like candy crush and pac man? Tell me do you really think these kids are using the iPads and iPhones for educational purposes? I highly doubt it 7 out of 10 times they are using these devices for non educational use. So what’s better? Having your child playing chief with an imaginary friend and finding out cooking is her bliss or to have your child playing with an iPad listening to rap music saying everything is fleek or what it is?
When I was about 7 years old I had an imaginary friend called Madeline after the French doll/ cartoon character. My doll was my friend and I would talk to her and dress her up. Around 11 years old I figured why dress her up in the same old clothes when I can make her new ones. By the age of 14 I grew out of my imaginary friend but started designing and creating clothes for my friends. When I got into highschool and got into the sciences, I combined my passion for fashion with medicine/ science and become interested in plastic surgery. To me plastic surgery was the fashion designing of the body. At the age of 21 I changed my career path from plastic surgery to Advertising because 15 years in school didn’t sit to well with me on the behalf of plastic surgery. In the field of Advertising I still get to use my imagination to create ad, campaigns and help build a brand. My point is creativity is hard to find because we are allowing children to use their imaginations anymore and when they grow up creativity it lost.
Drinking the semester away? Sharing a bottle of wine with your girlfriend, waiting for Chad to text you? Do you have an alcohol problem? Do I have a drinking problem? Do something productive with your empty glass bottles!
About 2 years ago I discovered bottle cutting the way most people discover the most random shit – procrastination via the Internet. Anyway, it’s a really cool way to upcycle (ew I sound like a hipster) that empty bottle of Grey Goose you puked over, while trying to impress that hot chick in the tight dress. There are plenty of bottle cutters on the market if you do a simple Google search. The one I have pictured is called a Kinkajou. It looks the coolest and has a quirky name to it. It’s a really simple process:
-Cut a score line into the glass (that’s a fancy way of saying cut the glass with the tool)
-Then alternate pouring boiling water and cold water onto the score, shocking the glass and cutting it into two pieces.
-After that, sand the edges (there’s 3: the inside, outside, and middle) so you don’t cut yourself. Be safe and sand well because I don’t want to see anybody crying to me that they cut themselves.
Sand the finished product
Depending on how fine you are willing to sand your bottle down, you can reuse the cut bottle in so many ways: you can make a lighting fixture, store your kitchen utensils (shown in the picture), make an ashtray, get some sexy candles going, or, most importantly, drink more alcohol! Yay! The possibilities are limited to your imagination.
I had a few wine bottles saved to cut, so I just went to town on ‘em. I’m taking a curious poll: Do you prefer red wine or white wine? Both? Neither? Comment your thoughts!
I assume we all know Pharrell Williams hit song “Happy”. The song lead to the creation of many cover videos on YouTube in which people from different cities throughout the worlds dance along with the song. You would think that middle eastern countries would never have their own cover of the song but surprisingly some of them do. The Saudi YouTube channel Telfaz11 made their own cover with a twist of saudi culture and music. watch the video below.
Telfaz11 is a Saudi YouTube channel that support Arabs talents They focus on reaching out for inspirational, passionate, creative and hard working people in the Arabs world.They think of themselves as catalyst for creative people. The shows genre that they support varies from comedy to educational. Their most popular shows are La Yekthar, Khambala and Temsa7ly. Unfortunately most of their videos are aimed for Arabic speaking people. Nevertheless, they create comedy sketch and short videos.
One of their short videos “No Woman No Drive”went viral after it release. It had over 1 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours. The video mocked Saudis practices of forbidding women from driving in supporting of the women’s driving protests. Watch the video below
Do not hesitate to give an opinion, I would love to hear it