Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What Online Influencers Think About Advertising

Flashback to the year 2012, when I was a high school senior browsing college courses online. I came across with the course Advertising Arts. Honestly back then, I have zero knowledge about advertising agencies or advertising in general here in the Philippines. The career opportunities that were listed on the website were really the main reason why I got interested in pursuing advertising. Just imagine my excitement reading these: computer graphic artist (both in print and TV), creative director, art director, videographer/editor (both TV and film), event planner, visual merchandising artist, fashion designer/merchandiser, layout artist/illustrator, creative and copy writer, account manager, marketing assistant, and art educator. That time, I knew that advertising can open many doors to people that are planning to pursue the major once they graduate. 

Fast-forward to the year 2015, I am currently a graduating Advertising Arts student. So far, I believe that the course made me become more open-minded about the arts and advertising in general. Also in a way, it made me confident enough to voice out my ideas and opinions. It made me believe that without advertising, the world would become dreary. 

I thought it would be interesting interviewing online influencers here in the Philippines and ask them about their insights about advertising.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Art Diary Series - Episode 6 - Martine Cajucom x Boom Sason

Another day, another artwork. This is the first fashion illustration that I posted for The Art Diary Series. Honestly, I would always have a hard time with fashion illustration mainly because I still have no idea what my art style is. I don't even have the proper art materials. I just use random sabog brushes that I see here at home. I really hope before the year ends, I'll finally have an aesthetic for all of my artworks. I want to produce artworks wherein people would know that I made them. Hope you enjoy episode 6 xx

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Art Diary Series Episode 5 - Kendall x Givenchy Spring 2016 Menswear

I've been updating my YouTube channel and I actually have a list of people that I'll be drawing for my upcoming episodes for The Art Diary Series :) For episode five, I decided draw the beautiful Kendall Jenner. I love her look during the Givenchy Spring 2016 Menswear show! I have a lot of plans for my channel. Besides continuing The Art Diary Series, I want to start making D.I.Y videos also! Will definitely find time to create one soon. Please subscribe to my channel! x

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Keep Calm and Write Your Damn Thesis

My thesis idea book AKA my bff for this school year

From reading the title, you might have an idea on what I've been doing these past few weeks. Thinking of a thesis title is dreadful to the point where I wish I have thought about my thesis during my early years in college. Maybe I was really just caught up with so many plates and paperwork. Back in my freshmen year, I was 100% sure that I'm going to pick fashion as my thesis category. Ever since I can remember, designing an entire fashion collection, having my own boutique, celebrities and models wearing my creation, seeing my creation on the catwalk/red carpet are definitely my ultimate goals in life.

Monday, May 11, 2015

ALLURE: The Marsala et Chroma Fashion Show

When I applied at the University of Santo Tomas, I picked my course by just simply reading the "career options" area at the description. Creative director, art director, photographer, graphic designer, painter, and fashion designer to name a few were some of the career options listed at the Advertising Arts department. I was very ecstatic to see 'fashion designer' in the list of opportunities because ever since I was 10, I really dreamt of becoming one. When I got accepted and experienced the life of a freshman CFAD student, I wanted to experience taking electives already. I was really impressed with the higher batches especially when they exhibit their works at the Beato Gallery.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Life Update

I can't believe my last blog entry was way way back in September. Really ecstatic on the idea that I am actually updating this blog right at this very moment. So much has happened in the last six months. I turned twenty two, I finished crazy amount of plates (both traditional and digital),  I got addicted to Kim Kardashian Hollywood, I learned how to use Adobe After Effects and Adobe Flash Professional, attended my second to the last Paskuhan as a UST student, and I am currently taking up Fashion and Costume Design as my second semester elective. In just a few months, I'll be taking up my on-the-job training. I am actually panicking right now because I need to find a company before April 22 (less than 3 weeks from now) Junior year of college is such a roller coaster ride especially for CFAD students because we need to balance plates and minor subjects, organizing forms, creating a resume and a portfolio for OJT and a whole lot more. A lot of things happening in a short amount of time and really hoping all of my efforts will be worth it. Until next time xx