The teachers in the program have been encouraging “leave-behinds,” something that a designer leaves behind as a token after an interview to be remembered by. It’s a gift that seems to get the attention of employers. After making the “lessons from graphic design school” video, I was thinking about little things I could give out that carried that theme. I went to Portland began to hunt. Small items that meant something. I went to Storables, Cargo, the Dollar Tree and Porch Light for some small trinkets and came up with correlating bits of “wisdom.”
Some point between this pursuit and some Portland cold brew coffee where I thought it would be fun to display these items on my portfolio booth– every student gets a table, a mac and a tall piece of wall– and then I set out to designing an “exhibit.” It is turning out to be what I wanted it to be, but I am a little unsure of how it will be received. I think the candy bowl will help.