Website revamp on its way

It’s been half a year (!) with no blogging or updating due to project and dissertation work. (Hey, I got a Merit in my Masters!) I have moved back to cold, cold Norway, and I am currently looking for work. Thanks for a wonderful year, England!

A few peeks from my exhibition:


And these are some of the lovely people I’ve spent a lot of time with the past year:

Lately

I’ve been up to loads of – in the lack of a better word – stuff. The two main projects of the term – a wayfinding system and a home reference manual – have been handed in, and we’ve just started on professional assignments. Mine has something to do with this.

To pick up a few general highlights: I’ve…


… been to a lecture with the very charismatic Ken Garland; who talked about his work in the 60’s for the CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), designers vs. non-designers work in social campaigns (refering especially to the Occupy movement), and the importance of voting. Amongst other things.



… been in London with a couple of classmates. We stayed at a super fancy hotel.


Heavily branded slippers / very classy signage. At Andaz Hotel.


We visited Greenwich to do some research / get some inspiration for yet another secretive project (ok, designing a t-shirt).


We found some rather interesting signage/pictograms. Cognitively challenging and… overdramatized?



We walked around in Brick Lane.


I’ve drawn a… motivating illustration.


I’ve realized that the two albums I’ve bought here have some interesting similarities…

And otherwise, for the last two days I’ve been enjoying the lovely weather, and (attempted) reading these two books.

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Procrastination tips

light grafitti
Light graffiti. New hobby. Not very good at it yet.

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Guy Fawkes Night

Went to celebrate Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night yesterday with two lovely girls from book design. My knowledge of this celebration was restricted to what we learnt about GB in english class in high school. Poor Guy; stupid Bloodthirsty brits…

Er, I had a great night anyway! And one always has to try taking photos:




Not the biggest bonfire I’ve seen. We have bigger ones on Sankthansaften.

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Work in progress

Dagene går til eksamenslesing (personlighetspsykologi og sosialpsykologi, alt veldig spennende), jobbing, og som alltid sosialt samvær med nære og kjære. Planlegger å søke mastergrad i utlandet til høsten. Det blir spennende.

Ellers har jeg innsett at Cutenews ikke har vært hipt og kult siden 2004; utkonkurrert av wordpress og whatnot, og det har en spamfiltrering til å grine av (dvs. ingen i det hele tatt). Framfor å ta det hele på min kappe burde jeg vel prøve å skylde på andre eksterne omstendigheter som gjorde at jeg innstallerte det (jmf. self-justification theory).

Er det forresten dårlig skikk å rakke ned på en publiseringsløsning som man selv bruker, til det offentliges spott og spe? Ja?

Planen er uansett å gi websiden en liten renovering, innstallere et nytt CMS-system. Men søknad til post-graduate studies må få komme i første rekke!

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