So I’ve fell off the blogging bandwagon, which I sort of regret. I feel like most of my development and movement have occurred within the last half of the program.
Honestly, it’s been pretty painful. It’s been hard, I don’t sleep very much anymore, and it feels like my work just gets shittier. My personal project has stagnated. I’ve had to prioritize like a motherfucker. These are important things to learn, I know. Doesn’t mean it’s fun.
On the other hand, these past five weeks have been spent making friends. It feels sort of like freshman year of college. Proximity begets affinity, and god knows we’ve been proximal.
I spent a week or so working on my DMV stuff, then we had CentUp, which definitely was a notable experience. I’ve been working on Chris’ Chicago Music Magazine project, which I thought would be a portfolio piece, but turns out it’s not as much of a UX centered undertaking as I thought it would be. I’m working on ThreadMeUp’s UX research and I’m developing a personal brand and website.
I was terrified to come here but it really does feel like I’ll have accomplished the goals I’d set for myself: two to three portfolio pieces, a deepened outlook on design and what I want to do with my career, and new friends.