This is not a blog

Back in design school we had to keep a concept book. Most of us sketched as needed for a project and then weeks before our portfolio review, clipped, scanned, and sketched into the night filling up this book that was to show our thought process. Much like required reading in grade school took all the fun out of reading, this required "concept book" took away all the fun of gathering ideas and concepts (although I'll admit it was mostly because I was a perfectionist and only wanted the best ideas and sketches in the book that would be a part of my final portfolio).

Today I see the importance, and also see how convenient the digital age has made it to gather ideas, and then delete them later if you hate them. I have a lot of ideas and am challenging myself to get them out of my head and into the universe. SO this will be my concept book.

In an attempt to keep this loose, free, non-required, and totally fun I am pledging to myself to use this concept book as a place to drop things without over thinking them. Same with my comments and thoughts. 

This is my actual concept book from Design School. Sadly it was emptied recently in an effort to purge a lot of crap I've been hauling around. I guess it's fitting that I fill up a new one here. Ironically, I threw out the contents of the concept book but have photos I took of the chahos the night before my portfolio was due.

This is my actual concept book from Design School. Sadly it was emptied recently in an effort to purge a lot of crap I've been hauling around. I guess it's fitting that I fill up a new one here. Ironically, I threw out the contents of the concept book but have photos I took of the chahos the night before my portfolio was due.

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