My resolution this year is to be fearless. Just go for it, don’t think too much into it. Being a design student, I need to meet other designers and learn their stories. It’s kind of like how guidance counselors always recommend you shadow/observe/intern before deciding what you want to major in. This is my way to confirm that I’m on the right path. Thanks to UCO, I caught a ride on their big bus to see a famous graphic designer…or in this case, a “design rockstar”.
Michael Bierut was an amazing speaker. His theme was “How to”: How to change the world with graphic design, How to make a client happy, How to make it sexy, How to design for difficult architects, etc etc.
He is primarily a ‘logo’ designer… What makes him so well-known is the way he can “brand” or create an “image” for the company, product, organization, etc. Branding is important for a company because this is what defines the company. It is what makes them recognizable to the audience. The KEY is to make it easily communicable. (Some of his work include: Saks Fifth Avenue revamped logo, sacks, etc. -MAD, Museum of Art & Design Logo / Font -Guitar Hero/DJ Hero/Band Hero -and the list goes on and on.)
I am Inspired.
I feel like I’m in the right place. This is where I belong…on this crazy journey.
Iconic designer Michael Bierut, a partner in the powerhouse design firm Pentagram, will share some of the stories from his 30-year career. Bierut has created hundreds of captivating design solutions for clients such as The New York Times, The Museum of Arts and Design, Harley-Davidson, and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as appearing in the landmark design film “Helvetica.”
Visiting the #Philbrook #Museum in Tulsa. The gardens were breath-taking. I would definitely recommend visiting this museum if you’re in the area. The Shepherdess painting caught my attention as well as some American painters (like Andrew Wyeth). Also, check out lunch in La Villa, located inside the museum.