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Friday, November 13, 2015

Making Progress

Hello everyone!

With such a busy semester finishing up my portfolio and senior thesis project, it has flown by faster than any other so far! However, I definitely feel like I'm making some pretty great progress with the two. 

I've talked a little bit about what's going on in my Portfolio class, but up until this point I've left thesis to be a bit of mystery. That was mostly because up until recently it had been a mystery to me as well! However, this past week we had our midterm critiques on our concepts, topics, and deliverables for our projects that will be a part of our senior show in Rapson on December 9th. Coming out of that critique I now have a very solid concept and project that I am excited to move forward with. 

I spent last semester researching and writing about the Minnesotan Identity and am now working on creating an exhibition centered around that topic.

I came up with the idea to begin the “MN Love Letter Project” in which I have sent 100+ blank postcards to people from all over Minnesota to solicit their "love letters to MN." Upon receiving their responses, I plan to design the front of each of the postcards received based on the stories written on the back. I will then display the final postcards in the exhibition space come December. If you’re interested in learning more about the project or would like to contribute, visit

Until next time,

Graphic Design