It’s been a great end of the semester. I finished my portfolio, secured an internship, and have some free time to myself.
I ended my Junior year at SVA pretty well. I did my portfolio, designed and printed at home, and have put that aside. I got a 4.3 out of 5.0 on my portfolio, which isn’t bad at all. It happened again where I’m 0.1 away from the next evaluation up. My 4.3 means “High Level of Achievement” where a 4.4 would’ve meant “Top Percentile.” Oh well! I did better than last year. I also got all of my grades back and I’ll be on the Dean’s List again. Grades don’t matter as much in art school but I think it’s just the high achiever in me to make sure I’m on the Dean’s List. Old high school habits are hard to break.
I’ve started my internship at a design firm in Manhattan. I work there three days a week. I’m really excited that this isn’t one of those internships where I’m someone’s gopher. I’m actually doing design work. I’ll be starting a food packaging project next week. I’ve also been offered several other internships. I’m glad that my work is well received. I’ve just got to update my Behance profile with more of my latest work.
Now, David Bowie. My dad spoke today at the Red Bull Music Academy’s Classic Album Sunday’s: A David Bowie Special. My dad, Ken Scott, and Nile Rodgers spoke about a select Bowie record they each worked on. I arrived for my dad’s session and it was awesome. It was a very nice venue for the place but a little small. There were a ton of people who couldn’t make it because of the sold out tickets. My dad had a great time speaking and telling stories of his time working on the album Heroes. It was really interesting to be in a room full of people who have a great appreciation for music on that level. Afterwards, my dad, brother, and I decided to leave and get coffee but we ran into Nile Rodgers downstairs who was about to come up to talk. My dad introduced us and when Nile shook my hand, he came in for a hug. Ha ha ha! He seems really cool and down to Earth. I definitely had a great time.
That’s basically been my life so far. I’ll be going back to my cosplay stuff again soon. I’m just enjoying these days I have free now. :)
Tomorrow is 4/20, isn’t it? I also go to art school. OOOOH BOOOOY.
I won’t be indoors whatsoever. I personally don’t mind people smoking. I just don’t like the smell. I’ll find a reason be outside. Ha ha ha!
One of the strangest professors I’ve had for a while. He’s a good guy and a great teacher and I’m sure he’s got the best intentions. After all, he keeps telling me off for talking in class. LOL.
But my drawing teacher says the strangest/funniest things sometimes. For example, I was putting away my 30x40 illustration board today when he was handing out an article for us to read. He slipped it behind me in my chair since my hands were full and said to me, “Didn’t you wear that last week?” PFFFFF. What? He’s just lucky I wasn’t DRINKING anything! I would’ve had to do a spit-take! I don’t even know what I wore last week! WHY ARE YOU SO OBSERVANT?! D:
My friend also told me another example. She was receiving help from him and some other classmates were talking loudly from across the room. He told them to keep it down and muttered to himself, “Should’ve stayed in the army…”
On our walk home, the four of us thought of a title for his biopic: The Diaries of an Observant French Man. I don’t care if diaries aren’t “manly” enough. Sounded better than “The Journal of an Observant French Man.” We are just convinced that he must have some sort of diary for his classes. It’s one thing if we were his only class… but we know he teaches sculpture as well.
But, whatever. He’s still a great teacher. He’s just incredibly amusing. : )