It’s not a good idea to look at LinkedIn first thing in the morning, but that’s what I did. My feed is a mix of friends from art school getting excited over the latest animation techniques, various companies I started following when I was trying to get jobs from them, and recruiters offering advice to those of us still trying desperately to land jobs. It makes for a challenging mix and it put me in a rough mood starting my poster work.
The artist for the day was Luba Lukova. I really like her work. Along with bold shapes and limited palettes, she makes visual puns, like a woman wearing a muzzle with the face of a man for The Taming of the Shrew, or a dove caged in the prosthetic leg of a veteran. For my poster, I already had it in my head to do something self-promotional. I thought about what two ideas I wanted to combine. Being unemployed for as long as I’ve been is very draining and disheartening and yet, every time I apply for a job, I have to project confidence and positivity.
Day 16: In progress
As of this post, I have an image ready, but not the whole poster. The day’s not over, but a nasty trip on the sidewalk has messed up my right pinky and slowed me down. We’ll see how it goes.