On Aug 10, 2003 I began a graphic journal that required the creation of one art/design piece every day for a year. As I worked on the project I developed the concept that each day’s composition would be an autobiographical representation of that day. Each composition would be a visual representation of an experience, a sight, a feeling, or a thought from that day.
During the course of the project I developed a set of fairly strict rules that I followed, many of which were intended to force me to push out of areas that I was familiar with and try new things. Specifically, these rules were mandatory use of typography and color, two areas I struggled with.
During the course of the project the focus shifted from improving my skills as a designer to defining my personal style. In this I feel I was fairly successful, and overall, I feel like this project was one of my most important undertakings as a designer.
The project can be viewed here in it’s entirety.