Monday, 18 August 2008

Design Future

Wow i just noticed that the counter for this blog has hit 1000. Thats a really good feeling even though i read an article about the artist/architect Ai Weiwei who's blog had recently hit 4 million views....i wonder if i will ever hit that. At the same time this is my 50th post, a milestone! During the move and after as i have been settling into my new room i have been thinking allot about my future, career and Design philosophy. This year of university for me is going to be all about self development and taking steps to gain experience in what i want to do.

Just before i moved up to Glasgow i read a small ad on Gumtree about the opportunity to freelance for a new magazine for Interiors, Architecture and design. I don't really know much about the company at all only that they are called Van Kampen Media and that they are trying to fill a void that they believe exists in the market, and i have to agree with them that it does. I e-mailed them and a lovely lady called Sinead got back to me within the hour expressing there eagerness to have me write for there magazine, i was very flattered and will be writing my first article for them this week. Although i can't tell you anything about it until the magazine has been published (which should be late September) i can say i may possibly be interviewing a designer which is very exciting.

As well as this Me, Heather and some fellow students have begun work on a magazine made for and by the students of the art school. The most important article for me in this particular issue is one about the re-development of the art school campus, and helping to involve students with this process. As well as this i will be working with Textiles student, Zephyr, on the design exhibition review section of this copy. The magazine itself will be in print mid September if everything goes to plan.

Last week we had a small party after going to a club called Buff. Its safe to say we broke the flat in.

1 comment:

halves and wholes said...

hello love-
good for you, im so happy you are going to do the mag(both in this case you love them so i couldnt think of a more perfect person fot the job!
i got a flat after so much trouble, who knew it would be so hard to transfer money? its on arlington street! i get back on the 11 so you got to come visit!