"holler from marthaland"


i got an internship at martha stewart! this is my excited face:

me and martha, sipping tea in matching aprons, coming summer 2011.


the rest of the new york trip

i had new york photos for this post, but my phone is ten feet away and i'm pretty comfortable on the couch right now. lazy and lame. i'm a multi-tasker. but in case you were wondering about the other studios we visited in new york...

vsa partners
martha stewart <--- this is where i interviewed. i sort of heard back from them...
mcgarry bowen
brian collins
johnson & johnson
milton glaser - so cool. great advice. lots of notes. LOTS.

there was a whole heap of stress the week before scrambling to put my portfolio book together. i barely finished in time. and by barely i mean i zipped up my suitcase and ran out the door at 5:45 am with about a minute to spare. cutting things close keeps life very lively.

anyways. here is some of the work that i semi-finished last semester and wasn't too embarrassed to show:


i really love being a part of byu's program and the opportunity for such a wonderful trip... but i sure loved coming home to mike!


i'm not even sure i know 500 people...

a few days ago the 500th poster was sold. 500? i almost cried. considering i still do a giddy-skip-around-the-room each time i get an order an emotional response was not completely unexpected. i wanted to do something since that seemed like a pretty good milestone. ideally i would send everyone who has ever ordered a free poster, but i don't have enough mailers on hand for that. so there's a giveaway instead! with 5 winners. and a discount code. if you so desire, you can enter the giveaway at www.avintageposter.blogspot.com and if you blog about it you get dos entries! considering i don't know very many people, if you get two entries your odds are pretty high you will win :)


new york new york

my class has been in nyc since wednesday morning touring studios, interviewing for internships, and wreaking havoc on unsuspecting couture stores like prada (sometimes it's embarrassing being in a group). but it has been so amazing! our professor has had an incredible design career and has some great connections out here. so far the tour has included:

robert comstock - lds fashion designer. brilliant. genius. the nicest guy with the most amazingly luscious feathered locks you will ever see. he sat us around in a circle on his studio floor and we chatted for two hours about design, life, and indian sun dances. i will probably share more of those notes later because he was so inspiring.

the moderns - a smaller design studio with a sweet new space. they have been around for about 20 years and love byu interns. definitely check out berry plus, the laundry detergent they've been working on branding, it's a cool concept and very innovative.

thomas phifer - gah! so beautiful! this is the fountainhead in real, breathing life. an architecture firm all about modernism. they are actually building the new courthouse in downtown salt lake. favorite projects are the taghkanic house and fisher's island house.

mac - super interesting. they are creatively driven (almost unheard of) and roll out 60 collections a year. we talked about the latest wonder woman inspired products, got free make-up, and saw their pop-up store in soho.

louise fili - swoon. she is my design idol. her work is sooooooooo great. her type collection is out of control. we met in her tiny studio and maybe i fought my classmates off to sit right next to her. she exceeded all my expectations. totally nice, funny, and seeing her work in person made me love it even more. i want her promo books so badly!

studioCase - the partners are byu alum who did their own thing for a bit and then started this studio. they have some pretty amazing clients. my favorite was probably the fragrance book they did for bloomingdale's last christmas. really unique and incredibly executed. after we talked with them for a few hours we had a pizza party with all the byu design alum that are still working in nyc. there were a lot! plus, the pizza was incredible. there was one with apple slices that was heavenly.

yesterday i got to spend a very relaxing day with klane and ang. we ate at jane (delicious vanilla bean french toast), shopped around soho and stroked $5,000 carpets, cheered on the cougars, and strolled through the farmer's market. i only wish mike had been there. that would have been perfect. also, i actually made a purchase at abc home that i was genuinely excited for. behold, the mini dolmen radio:

we have two more days of tours before flying home wednesday night. hooray for new york!
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