Make it Short

August 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm (pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Make things as short as possible, otherwise people won’t take the time to read it or say it.  Pizza Hut’s the Hut, but I still haven’t heard anyone say that.  And if you look for a picture of the hut online you’ll mostly get pics of Jabba the Hut who I really don’t want to look at.  The same for Radio Shack turning into the Shack. Who says the Shack.  When the YMCA said they were now the Y I think they were like the only ones who changed their name to the short form that people actually use.  Personally I think that because people text so much they just don’t want to bother writing out the whole title, like ever, so they just shortened it.  But people could have always been this lazy, but I wouldn’t know.  And it could just be an attempt to sound cool, like calling people by the first letter in their name.

Kagehime

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Trapped in a Box

January 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm (art, jobs, rant) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m having trouble deciding on a REAL career path because everyone always wants to put you in a box.  It doesn’t really matter if you fit there or not, but it allows them to better understand you and I suppose it is easier just to go into a box that’s already there instead of making your own. I’m not even sure I want a box at all.  Once you create a box you create limitations.  Although it does help to be categorized, but people will try to do that for you so I guess I don’t have to worry about that.

I could go to grad school for advertising/marketing in

Art Direction which is for people who like design, photography, fonts, basically think visually

Communications strategy which is for the people who ask why…and why not, insights for blue prints, eager to solve business problems, look for new ways to interact with people, are a culture junkie

So if I do communications strategy will I get the chance to do art? Or would I be too insanely busy? Which would in turn drive me insane.

And then if I go back for art I’m far behind the other applications in the fine arts department or to be an art director actually.  I have very little experience with a mac and that seems to be a pre req for all the concentrations.  Wtf is up with that.  Supposedly “all creative people use a mac” so I must not be “creative.”

And if I want to be a creative director some day it looks like being an art director or copywriter is the way to go.  Or being Lady Gaga. Sarah Jessica Parker, or Lindsay Lohan.  Celebs seem to be snatching up the office of creative director left and right.

Then I have the problem that I want to start a business, draw comics, paint, and I want to make money.  Which track will get me money and allow me to do what I really want to do?  Not to mention the price of grad school is outrageous.  Who can afford that even with loans? I feel sick to my stomach thinking about it.

There’s a No Doubt song Trapped in a Box that describes this problem pefectly.

Kagehime

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