My name is Terrell Griffith and I'm a graphic design senior at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD).
One day, I came across a very down-to-earth podcast (Design Soapbox). At the end of episode one, Daniel Herron (podcaster) gave a shoutout to a hand-letterer named Eva Winters. If you scroll through her extensive Instagram page, you can see her humble beginnings and rapid growth. Her persistent progress was the catalyst for the concept of my senior thesis project.
I also used this project as an opportunity to strengthen my budding coding abilities and web design skills. This website itself is an example of the Practice makes better. philosophy. I've put a countless amount of hours into this project, and I have learned a lot along the way.
PMB's aim is to motivate less-experienced designers to get more excited about designing, spend more time bettering their craft, and be more confident in their work. After surveying several students in the junior graphic design class at SASD, I found that 68% of the respondents felt that they weren’t as productive as they could have been during their most recent summer and winter break. Also, roughly 46% of them do not see their future work being featured in design magazines or winning awards. So, I want to show them, and other unmotivated designers, that anyone and everyone can be great. All it takes is ... practice. So, get off your keister and make something awesome.
If you would like to be a part of this project as a interviewee, have an idea for another challenge or two, or just want to say hello, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.