DONUT DAY, NO EXCUSES, VISITORS
A beautiful day in Portland today with blue skies, breezy winds, and a high of 82º.
We had a pretty regular start to the day with morning meeting...
Do better than yesterday: PRODUCTIVITY
Goal for today: NO EXCUSES
Book of the day: The Practicing Mind – Thomas Sterner. A book on developing focus and discipline in your life. Being great is better than being good. Discipline is an option. Act like what you want to become, not what you are.
Quote of the day: "Hair and shoes say it all. Everything in between is forgivable as long as you keep it simple. Trying to talk with your clothes is passive-aggressive." – Rick Owens
Website of the day: stumbleupon.com
Creative Process Thought #5: "Think impossible and make impossible."
Creative Consistency Thought #5: Consistency. "As you think, so shall you become." Have the right mentality and realize that without confidence the result is never good and the thought is always limited.
After morning meeting, the CMDs met with Mrs. Suzette to discuss the in-progress design briefs that the footwear and brand designers drafted.
After lunch there was an optional sketch demonstration by Matt Rhoades (part-time course instructor, full-time Lead Baseball Equipment Director at Nike). Matt's sketching arsenal includes a pencil case containing 1 colored pencil, 1 black ballpoint pen, 2 lead pencils, and 1 grey 20% marker. Matt also developed the DRAU Sketch Book Series: a footwear design sketch book with light template outlines.
After the sketch demo, former Pensole student Brian Moughty told us about his story in footwear. Brian is currently a Color Designer – Promo Footwear in Nike Basketball. Brian previously did contract work for Peak Sports and Woollier. We also were visited by several former students and current Adidas and Nike color and footwear designers.