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heather walrod

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Copyright Š 2008 by Heather Walrod, Book title Secrets, Spring 2008 Senior Portfolio, Art direction from Mary Scott, The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, School of Graphic Design, MFA program, Written, photographed, and designed by Heather Walrod, Printed on 80 pound Ultra Digital Felt, by Jungle Digital, Palo Alto, California, Bound by Cardoza-James, San Francisco, California, Book dimensions 8.5 x 11.5, Book covered in Scarlet Suede, Custom blind deboss on cover, End pages pool blue, Secret cards custom embossed on blush stock, Typeface Filosofia, Designed with Adobe Creative Suite 3, Camera Canon SLR 30D, Scanner Epson 3170, Contact email secrets@hewalrod.com, Contact No. 415-254-1250

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p o r t f o l i o i n s p i r at i o n

Out of the Storm

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m fa t h e s i s

Down Size

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a r e s o u r c e f o r h e a lt h y l i v i n g

Flesh and Song

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a n i r r e v e r e n t j u x ta p o s i t i o n

Cowboy

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a c l i n t e a s t w o o d f i l m f e s t i va l

Fusion

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e x p l o r i n g t h e c u lt u r a l m i x

A Cell of Hope

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humanizing stem cell research

Diary

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the true life of a product junkie

Cricket

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a whimsical makeover

The Beach

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Say What?

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a g u i de t o t e e n a g e s l a n g

Logos

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a b o o k o f p o e t i c o b s e rvat i o n s

b r a n d i de n t i t i e s

A c k now led g ement s


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If I were to tell you a secret, would you promise not to tell? A secret is something that is not known or seen by others. By sharing my secrets with you, you can get to know the real me. My secrets give you insight into my humor, creativity, and thoughtfulness. This body of work has been developed over the course of four years. Every project contains a piece of me. My likes, dislikes, and personal experiences have made each piece unique. My conception has given each piece a meaning beyond just ink on paper. Within the heart of every piece lies a secret about me. Each detail of information builds to create who I am. So now, let me tell you a secret, shhh...


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D a thesis w h a t i s a n m fa t h e si s? A t hesis is def i ned a s a st atement or t heor y t h at is m ade ba sed on ex tensive resea rch. A n MFA t hesis is a projec t t h at ex plores t he bou nd a r ies of desi g n. In u si n g you r sk i l ls a s a desi g ner, you c a n ex plore l i m it less possi bi l it ies. You c a n create ch a n ge, br i n g awa reness, a nd t ra n scend ex pec t at ion s. T he t hesis process beg i n s w it h concept u a l i zi n g a new idea a nd ends w it h t he creat i n g a nd m a nu fac t u r i n g of t h at idea. One’s idea s a nd desi g n s a re on ly benef ici a l of f t he computer screen a nd out i nto t he world.

w h a t i s m y t h e si s? My t hesis is desi g ned to help ch i ld ren cope w it h a ny emot ion a l cr isis t h at m i g ht occ u r a f ter a n at u ra l d isa ster i n order to pre vent emot ion a l a nd ps ycholog ic a l problem s i n t he present a nd f ut u re. T he m ater i a ls I created for my projec t a re: a n em broidered back pack , screen pr i nted t-sh i r t, t r i-fold brochu re, 42-pa ge ch i ld ren’s book , 38-pa ge ch i ld ren’s book , 80-pa ge ac t iv it y book , logo a nd ident it y s y stem, a deck of pl ay i n g c a rds, jou r n a l, st icker s, a r t pouch /12 crayon s/10 m a rker s, g a me boa rd /g a me pieces, a nd a st u f fed a n i m a l. T he f ut u re of t h is projec t holds end less potent i a l. T here a re a l ready m a nu scr ipt s w r it ten for f ut u re book s, a nd due to posit ive respon se a s of spr i n g 2008, O ut of t he Stor m is bei n g t radem a rked a nd copy r i g hted by t he U.S. Patent a nd Tradem a rk Of f ice. =

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D out of the storm h e l p i ng c h i l dr e n c op e w i t h n a t u r a l di s a s t e r s I c a me up w it h my t hesis idea when I wa s at home i n Mississippi. A f ter hu r r ic a ne K at r i n a de va st ated sout her n Mississippi, m a ny coa st a l resident s m i g rated to nor t her n Mississippi. My mot her, a school teacher, saw t he ef fec t s t he hu r r ic a ne h ad on t he ch i ld ren. Ever yone wa s at a loss a s to how to help a nd com for t t hose who h ad lost t hei r homes a nd possession s a nd t hose whose l ives h ad been uprooted. I h ave a lway s h ad a st ron g pa ssion for ch i ld ren’s desi g n a nd i l lu st rat ion. I t hou g ht by com bi n i n g t h is problem I wa s seei n g w it h my love of desi g n a nd i llu st rat ion I cou ld do somet h i n g to ac t u a l ly m a ke a d i f ference a nd help t hese ch i ld ren dea l w it h wh at t he y h ad ex per ienced. I fou nd out t h at t he occ u r rence of n at u ra l d isa ster s is on t he r ise, avera g i n g over 700 e vent s per yea r. A n at u ra l d isa ster becomes a t i me of cr isis for a l l t hose i nvolved, a s wel l a s for t hose who a re i nd i rec t ly a f fec ted. T he most v u l nera ble of t hose a f fec ted by t hese e vent s a re ch i ld ren. Some ch i ld ren m ay lose t hei r c a ret a ker s or fa m i ly st r uc t u re by sepa rat ion or deat h. If t hei r fa m i ly does su r v ive, t he y tend to foc u s on ba sic needs, such a s clot h i n g, shelter, a nd food. T he adu lt s a re a lso dea l i n g w it h reperc u ssion s of t he d isa ster l i ke g r ief, st ress, a nd depression, wh ich creates a d i rec t emot ion a l i mpac t on t he ch i ld ren. Most of a l l, ch i ld ren tend to be overlooked. T he y a re not g iven ex pl an at ion s of wh at h appened or why it h appened. Ma ny people who wou ld wa nt to help t hese ch i ld ren do not e ven k now where to beg i n. T he org a n i zat ion I h ave de veloped creates a nd suppl ies m ater i a ls to ch i ld ren who h ave been a f fec ted by a n at u ra l d isa ster. T hese m ater i a ls help ch i ld ren bet ter u nder st a nd t he d isa ster t he y h ave recent ly ex per ienced. Book s, g a mes, a nd ac t iv it ies ba sed on a r t t herapy tech n iq ues help ch i ld ren educ ate t hem selves a bout t he d isa ster a nd t he ef fec t s it h ad on t hem. T he y a re g iven t he oppor t u n it y to ex press t hei r feel i n g s a nd create a sen se of nor m a lc y i n t hei r l ives. T hese m ater i a ls a re sel fg u ided a nd ba sed on t he pr i ncipa l of sel f-help. T hei r goa l is to help ch i ld ren become awa re of wh at h a s h appened, wh at to do nex t, a nd wh at t he f ut u re holds. =

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D down size a r e s ou r c e f or h e a l t h y l i v i ng D ue to t he r ise of obesit y i n A mer ic a n s, d iet a nd exercise h ave become m ajor topic s of foc u s. W het her a per son is a n idea l wei g ht or is obese, e ver yone needs to adopt a hea lt h ier l i fest yle. T he way we eat a nd ac t pl a y a l a r g e r ole i n ou r d a i l y f u nc t ion s a nd t he lon g e v it y of ou r l i v e s. Down Size is a pocket si ze book t h at c a n be ea si ly t a ken w it h you du r i n g you r d ay. It beg i n s w it h a n i nt roduc t ion to wei g ht loss a nd t he science of how t he body met a bol i zes food. T he second sec t ion cont a i n s topic s i n proper nut r it ion. From successf u l wei g ht loss to re v isi n g you r eati n g pl a n, t h is sec t ion g ives you t he tools to beg i n on you r new, hea lt hy l i fest yle. T he f i n a l sec t ion foc u ses on phy sic a l f it ness. Once you h ave st a r ted eat i n g hea lt h ier, it is t i me to i nt roduce exercise i nto you r rout i ne. Not on ly does exercise help you to lose or m a i nt a i n you r wei g ht, but it is cr it ic a l i n bu i ld i n g a nd ret a i n i n g bone den sit y a nd mu scle m a ss. T h is 182-pa ge book h a s t ips a nd ch a r t s t h at m a ke for q u ick reference. Di a g ra m s of cook i n g su bst it ut ion s a nd mea su rement s m a ke it a cr it ic a l g rocer y store compa n ion. T he desi g n aest het ic of t h is book is gea red towa rd a more desi g n sav v y aud ience a nd people who appreci ate i ntel l i gent desi g n a nd i n for m at ion a l g raph ic s. T he ch a r t s a nd photog raph s become work s of a r t i n a nd of t hem selves. =

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running, 8 mph

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down size 864 - 918

jogging, 5 mph bicycling stationary

rope jumping 448 - 476

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dancing

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canoeing

bowling

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swimming 448 - 476

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10% - 12%

athletes

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fitnes s

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flesh and song a n i r r e v e r e n t j u x t a p o si t ion T h is book ex plores ju x t aposi n g n a r rat ives. To ju x t apose mea n s to put toget her, a nd t he ter m n a r rat ive is i nd ic at ive of stor y tel l i n g. I beg a n t h is projec t by t a k i n g opposi n g words such a s: love/ h ate, u n ite/d iv ide, beg i n n i n g /end, a nd pa i n /plea su re. For each set of words I created a photog raph ic i m a ge t h at showed f lesh. For e ver y opposi n g word I fou nd a Sout her n Bapt ist Hy m n t h at represented t he feel i n g of t h at word. W hen com bi ned, t hese opposites create a n i nterest i n g v isu a l a s wel l a s a provoc at ive stor y. =

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D cowboy a c l i n t e a s t w o od f i l m f e s t i va l My def i n it ion of Integ rated Com mu n ic at ion s is t a k i n g a bra nd or ident it y a nd d isper si n g it over a va r iet y of com mu n ic at ion tools. T h is wa s t he projec t goa l i n de velopi n g a f i l m fest iva l. T he end resu lt m ater i a li zed i n a f i l m fest iva l c a mpa i g n t h at i ncludes: a logo, ident it y s y stem, poster, prog ra m g u ide, mov ie t ra i ler, logo a n i m at ion, DV D pack a g i n g, a sou ven i r produc t, a nd t icket s. In resea rch i n g d i rec tor s, I decided to t a ke my sel f out of my “desi g n com for t zone.” D ue to my per son a l it y, t he obv iou s pick s wou ld be i n t he aest het ic s of t he soph ist ic ated, eleg a nt a nd ver y fem i n i ne. So t a k i n g t he complete opposite aest het ic of t he rou g h, rowdy, a nd m a sc u l i ne wou ld pu sh my sen si bi l it ies i nto new ter r itor y a nd help me g row a s a desi g ner. W ho bet ter to f it t h is bi l l t h a n good ol ’ C l i nt Ea st wood? C l i nt’s st rateg y i n mov ie m a k i n g is to work i n t hem at ic way s, wh ich I felt wa s ver y appropr i ate for a projec t of t h is sc a le. T he m ission of t he Cowboy Fi l m Fest iva l is to celebrate t he hea r t of t he Wester n, pa r t ic u l a rly t he Spag het t i Wester n s of C l i nt Ea st wood. T he fest iva l st a nds to u n ite mov ie lover s who appreci ate t he t r ue Wester n s of yesterd ay a nd tod ay. In creat i n g t he m ater i a ls for t he f i l m fest iva l, I looked to raw m ater ia ls l i ke wood, met a l, den i m a nd st itch i n g for i n spi rat ion. In ex plor i n g t he c apa bi l it ies a nd aest het ic s of t he m ater i a ls, I wa s a ble to u se t hose m ater i a ls i n m a ny of t he pieces I created. T h is g ave t he c a mpa i g n a consistenc y t h rou g h aest het ic a nd a feel i n g of t he Old West. =

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D fusion a m a g a z i n e e x p l or i ng t h e c u l t u r a l m i x T he ba sis of t h is projec t wa s to create a m a g a zi ne t h at rel ates to t he idea s, c u stom s, a nd soci a l beh av ior of a societ y. I beg a n by resea rch i n g d i f ferent c u lt u res a nd t he va r iou s c u stom s t h at a re prom i nent i n t hose c u lt u res. I rea l i zed t h at new “ hybr id ” c u lt u res a re beg i n n i n g to for m. T hese new c u lt u res a re a f u sion of one’s or i g i n a l root s. W here you come f rom a nd how it m i xes i nto you r more moder n way of l i fe is a popul a r t rend a mon g t he 20-30s crowd. Fusion, The Cultural Mix is one such m a g a zi ne to feed t h is t h i r st for m i x i n g t he old w it h t he new. T he m ission of Fusion is to prov ide a bi-mont h ly v iew of a speci f ic c u lt u re. A s a t ravel ju n k ie, I bel ie ve t h at lea r n i n g a bout d i f ferent c u lt u res helps to i n spi re a nd en r ich ou r l ives. Each issue of Fusion w i l l foc u s on a d i f ferent c u lt u re ba se. T he l i fest yle, food, fa sh ion, a r t, a nd mu sic t h at ex ist w it h i n va r iou s c u lt u res a re ex plored. T he debut issue of Fusion is t he “Mex ic a n” issue. T h is issue ex plores e ver y t h i n g f rom t he mu ra ls of t he Mission i n Sa n Fra ncisco to t he g loba l fa sh ion i n Mex ico Cit y. Beside bei n g a c u lt u ra l l i fest yle m a g a zi ne, Fusion ex plores t he ju x t aposit ion of pa st a nd present, show i n g how it f it s i nto ou r contempora r y “c u lt u ra l m i x.” T here is so much i n ou r world to lea r n a nd see, a s wel l a s c u lt u res we h ave yet to f u l ly ex plore. It is Fusion’s goa l to br i n g t h is m i x to t he wel l t raveled i ntel lec t u a l, a s wel l a s t hose who h ave ne ver vent u red out side of t hei r ow n tow n. By lea r n i n g of ot her c u lt u res we c a n g a i n tolera nce, accept a nce, a nd i n spi rat ion i n ou r ow n l ives. =

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D a cell of hope h u m a n i z i ng s t e m c e l l r e se a r c h A Cell of Hope present s a g l i mpse i nto t he stem cel l re volut ion. Ma ny bel ie ve t h at stem cel l resea rch holds t he ke y to c u r i n g a w ide ra n ge of a i l ment s. T he f ut u re of stem cel l t herapy h a s t he potent i a l to c u re d isea ses a nd save l ives. W hen people you c a re a bout a re i l l, you put et h ic s a nd debate a side to f i nd a solut ion to m a ke t hem bet ter. T he concept of t h is book beg a n w it h my deep love of my g ra nd fat her. He wa s d i a g nosed w it h A l z hei mer’s. I cou ld spend a l i fet i me t a l k i n g a bout h i m a nd l ist i n g e ver y t h i n g wonder f u l a bout h i m. He wa s my i n spi rat ion for t h is book , wh ich I worked on i n 2006. A f ter a lon g st r u g g le, he pa ssed away i n t he su m mer of 2007. W hen someone you love is i l l, you t h row a l l preconceived not ion s a side a nd suppor t a ny t h i n g t h at m i g ht g ive a sm a l l g l i m mer of hope. I hea rd so much t a l k a bout stem cel l resea rch a nd how it s f ut u re benef it s cou ld help t hose w it h debi l it at i n g a nd dead ly d isea ses. I d id not wa nt to create a “preachy” book , ju st a book t h at foc u sed on t hose people, l i ke u s, ou r g ra ndpa rent s, cou si n s, f r iends, etc. who a re or c a n be at a ny t i me st r uck w it h one of t hese l i fe t h reaten i n g d isea ses. In tod ay’s world, e ver yone k now s someone who h a s leu kem i a, d i a betes, A l z hei mer’s, or Pa rk i n son’s. T h is book g ives a hu m a n face to each d isea se a nd tel ls of t he hope t h at cou ld come i n t he for m of stem cel l resea rch. =

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D Diary t h e t r u e l i f e of a p r odu c t j u n k i e T he ba sis of t h is projec t wa s to record somet h i n g i n ou r d a i ly l ives over a week of t i me. We were to t a ke t h is i n for m at ion a nd create a book foc u si n g on ex per i ment a l t y pog raphy a nd desi g n solut ion s. In de velopi n g my concept, I t hou g ht a bout wh at wa s a l a rge pa r t of my l i fe t h at I u sed at lea st once a d ay. T h at wa s ea s y. Ma keup a nd beaut y produc t s! T he y h ave become a st aple i n my d a i ly l i fe. T he concept for med by t a k i n g stock of a l l my produc t s a nd t a k i n g t he v iewer t h rou g h my d a i ly rout i ne of “ beaut i f y i n g” my sel f. In t h is book I let you i n on my sa rc a st ic t hou g ht s a nd secret s. I took t he approach of a ju n k ie, someone w it h a compu lsive h a bit or obsessive dependenc y on somet h i n g. Bei n g a Sout her ner, I wa s ra ised a m a keup ju n k ie. From my ea rl iest d ay s I wa s told to ne ver leave t he hou se w it hout wea r i n g m a keup. My mot her’s mot to is “t he world is a h appier pl ace w it h m a keup upon my face.” Wit hout delv i n g i nto t he ps ycholog y of a l l of t h is, I took a hu morou s approach to t he su bjec t. I h ave a lway s been a “g i rly-g i rl.” I l i ke pi n k a nd pu r ple, clot hes, accessor ies, a nd produc t s. I a lway s pl ayed i n my mot her’s m a keup. I st a r ted to wea r my ow n “ bi g-g i rl ” m a keup i n si x t h g rade, before a l l t he ot her g i rls. I love t he m a ny color s of m a keup a nd t he va r iet y of produc t s. I adore t he pack a g i n g it comes i n a nd it s sm a l l si ze. T he m a i n rea son I h ave such a love a f fa i r w it h m a keup, t hou g h, is bec au se I h ave delu sion s t h at it w i l l m a ke me beaut i f u l. W hy wou ld n’t it? It cover s up my face! Some people a re n at u ra l ly beaut i f u l a nd do not need to wea r m a keup. I, on t he ot her h a nd, a m not so luck y. My obsession w it h col lec t i n g a nd wea r i n g m a keup is my f i n a l prayer to m a ke my d rea m of bei n g beaut i f u l come t r ue. =

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D cricket a w h i m sic a l m a k e o v e r T he concept of t h is projec t wa s to t a ke a n ex ist i n g bra nd a nd re v ise it to compete i n tod ay’s m a rket pl ace. Cr icket Magazine beg a n i n 1973. It s m ission wa s to create a l itera r y m a g a zi ne t h at appea led to a ch i ld ’s i ntel lec t a nd i m a g i n at ion. Cr icket’s ident it y st ayed t he sa me t h rou g hout t he yea r s a nd, i n my opi n ion, fa i led to prog ress w it h t he compet it ive pu bl ish i n g m a rket. My objec t ive i n t he redesi g n of Cr icket wa s to m a ke it a l i fest yle bra nd i n stead of si mply a m a g a zi ne. By g iv i n g t he bra nd more recog n it ion, it c a n le vera ge it sel f i nto m a ny a spec t s of a ch i ld ’s g row i n g yea r s. In redesi g n i n g Cr icket’s ident it y, I wa s a ble to t a ke a n outd ated bra nd a nd g ive it a more pl ay f u l feel i n g. T h rou g h look i n g at c u r rent t rends, I wa s a ble to t a ke Cr icket i nto new a spec t s of it s bra nd such a s: a ch i ld ren’s bout iq ue, bat h produc t s, a tele v ision st at ion, conc u r rent adver t isi n g c a mpa i g n s, a nd a m a g a zi ne redesi g n. By pu sh i n g Cr icket be yond it s or i g i n a l m ission to encompa ss more v i a ble way s of com mu n ic at i n g w it h ch i ld ren, Cr icket c a n become a more ench a nt i n g ex per ience t h at br i n g s out t he pl ay f u l c u r iosit y of a ch i ld. =

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D the beach a b o ok of p oe t ic ob se r va t ion s T h is book is a compi l at ion of a 7-week obser vat ion per iod. I chose to obser ve t he ocea n bec au se I h ave a lway s felt a speci a l bond w it h water, I a m, a f ter a l l, a Pisces. So e ver y couple of d ay s I wou ld vent u re t he 4 block s to Ocea n Beach i n Sa n Fra ncisco a nd t a ke photos of my f i nd i n g s. I wou ld a lway s see people a lon g t he shore wa l k i n g dog s, f ish i n g, or rel a x i n g. In t hese ex per i ment a l l ayout s I com bi ned photos w it h poet r y a nd q uotes t h at f it t he mood. T he f i n a l piece resu lted i n a n a r t book w it h a n ocea n t heme. =

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D say what? a g u i de t o t e e n a ge sl a ng T he i n it i a l concept of Say W hat? A Guide to Teenage Slang, beg a n by choosi n g a word a nd de velopi n g it i nto a book. I chose t he word “double,” wh ich I ex pa nded to “dou ble mea n i n g s.” My f i n a l concept e volved i nto a d ic t ion a r y of teen a ge sl a n g. T he Say W hat? d ic t ion a r y h a s words a nd def i n it ion s t h at e ver yone is fam i l i a r w it h. Don’t be fooled, t hou g h. T he word h a s a dou ble mea n i n g or sl a n g def i n it ion. T h is “new” mea n i n g of t he word is wh at is t rendy w it h t he you n g ster s of tod ay. T h is book is mea nt to be hu morou s a nd is for a nyone who feels l i ke t he y h ave lost t hei r yout h. T h rou g hout t he book a d i a log ue is created bet ween t he pa rent a nd teen. T hese conver sat ion s i nclude t he “pa rent” a nd t he or i g i n a l u se of t he word a nd how t he “teen” i nter pret s it, or v ice ver sa. It creates a hu morou s ba nter t h at is for t he you n g a nd old a l i ke. =

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T he complet ion of Secrets a nd recept ion of my MFA wou ld not h ave been possi ble w it hout t he fol low i n g people: My Daddy for suppor t i n g me a nd encou ra g i n g me to do wh at m a kes me h appy, My mom my who is my sou nd i n g boa rd, t herapist, produc t ion a r t ist, w r iter, a nd best f r iend, My f r iends who h ave rem a i ned so t h rou g hout t hese fou r yea r s t h at t he y h ave not seen or hea rd f rom me, Ma r y R ick les my lon g t i me f r iend a nd spel l checker, My fa m i ly who a lway s of fer s k i nd words, suppor t, a nd con st a nt love, Mc A ut hu r Dawk i n s who put me on t he r i g ht pat h at a n ea rly a ge a nd cont i nues to h ave end less fa it h i n me, Brent Fu nderbu rk , Ja m ie Mi xon, Ma r it a G ootee a nd t he a m a zi n g a r t i n st r uc tor s at Mississippi St ate Un iver sit y who g ave me too m a ny g i f t s a nd sk i l ls to ment ion, Ma r y Scot t a cl a ss y l ady who is someone I hope to be more l i ke, Ph i l Ha m let t a nd t he i n st r uc tor s at t he A c ademy of A r t who h ave helped me to become a bet ter desi g ner a nd a st ron ger per son, My C l a ssm ates who h ave g iven me con st r uc t ive feed back , i n spi rat ion, a nd a plea sa nt school ex per ience, Mon a Brook s a nd Mich ael Erd m a n for t he welcomed photog raphy t ips, Ga bi Ha nou n my f r iend a nd bi nder, My f r iends at Ju n gle Di g ita l for t i relessly pr i nt i n g my projec t s, L a st ly, to a l l of t he wonder f u l a r t ist s a nd creator s who prov ide me w it h a con sta nt sou rce of i n spi rat ion a nd a w i l l to create. =

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acknowledgments

Secrets • MFA Design Portfolio  

Academy of Art ©2008

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