When I think back on my childhood toys, all I picture are art supplies. Coloring books, crayons, easels, water colors and even oil pastels. So it's rather ironic that I didn't take any formal art classes in high school. This was because my mom thought it would be more practical for me to focus on things like math, English, Latin, and more SAT prep courses than I can count. I'll probably never let her live it down. (Right, mom?) Even still, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the arts. So when I went to college, I majored in design. In four quick years, the Visual Communications program at the University of Delaware taught me everything I needed to know to make a career out of my passion. So naturally, a few weeks ago, when my professor asked me to guest lecture for his senior ad class, I agreed without hesitation. It was the least I could do for all that they taught me.
Going back to the classroom was seriously nostalgic. And seeing the second-semeseter seniors preparing to graduate was exciting. I remember being in their shoes all too well.
After I gave the students the low-down on my role in advertising and answered any questions they had, my writing partner and I assigned a project that we'll critique in a few weeks. It calls for some serious creativity and I can't wait to see what they come up with! I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. But in the meantime, let's take a walk down Art School Memory Lane with a few photos from my day on campus.