Tuesday, August 23, 2011
So, I'm doing a LOT of infographics lately. My first ones were really bad, riddled with poorly spaced Helvetica, uninspired color schemes and a painful absence of hierarchy. However, now that I've discovered fonts, color, and pattern, I'm experiencing somewhat of a renaissance when it comes to design. I'm falling in love, and it is FUN!
Here's the most recent infographic I did for our annual report:
Friday, March 4, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The organization is All Girls Allowed. Basically, they're a really cool organization that seeks to end gendercide in China. A big thing that they're about is empowering and enabling women to have and keep female children despite the higher value their society puts on males.
Anyways, here's some of what I'm working on:
I'll post a link to the video when it's done. But in the meantime, go to allgirlsallowed.org! :)
Monday, November 15, 2010
in other news, i have yet to pay real moneys for a meal this quarter, or go grocery shopping. This is due mostly to Unzila, and largely to Matt Marsh, and partly to my Grammy. I am eternally grateful for all three of them.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
So, I decided to stay at 2100 an extra month than I had originally planned. This meant that I stayed after the summer interns left, which was sad, but I also got to meet the fall intern that came in September. It so happens that he graduated from Vanderbilt, which is in Nashville!! So again, the Lord provided in a way I hadn't foreseen and answered my prayers for housing!
I'm living in west Nashville now, until I can find a job or freelance regularly enough to support myself.
So far things look pretty good on the freelance side of things, I'm learning a lot about the city and growing to love it the more I see of it! There is a lot of need and a lot of christian complacency here. Nashville has the most churches per capita than any other city in the nation. It's an interesting dynamic with all the refugees, poor, and prostitution that is present here. More on that later.
All of my work from my internship is up on my website now, so take a peek if you've got the notion!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
But the thing is, neither article is really written to the people it's written about, who I think are the college or post-college aged christians who are filling the churches he's referring to. They're in Christian magazines, which I'm pretty sure were among the first Christian-y things to be thrown out by the new "hipster christian" generation, as defined by Mr. McCracken. This alone is what amused me when I first heard about (and appropriately didn't bother reading) the article.
Maybe Relevant might have a larger readership. I know I wouldn't have been caught dead with a copy when I was in HS, but I saw the demographic who might when I was at"LiFest," the huge christian music concert/conference thing they have in Wisconsin. (us interns got free tickets! I saw Newsboys and Skillet! yeah.....) Basically, lots of high schoolers in skinny jeans, plaid, and tats.
Yeah, so a friend in the office (a fellow hipster, you might say) and I have been talking about this at length. I'm not sure why "hipsterism" is such a big deal to folks right about now, other than the older generation might not understand it, but the articles made me look at how and why I do what I do when it comes to the church and my own faith. For me, I take it kind of as a warning not to take myself too seriously, not to cling to my "cool" factor, and not to outright reject things like contact evangelism and praying for random people on the bus. I really don't care if I'm a hipster or not, but I do have a tendency to let my personal image or what people might think of me get in the way of obedience to God.