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3.4.15

The Sachrifice (AKA The Thesis that Consumed My Life For The Past 6 Months)

Heya lovelies.

I'VE BEEN GONE SINCE NOVEMBER?? How have I not blogged since then? ;_; I think this is the longest period I've gone without updating. I've always been slow since I started focusing more on my youtube, but these past few months have killed me. So finally, it's time for an update post!

(Two characters I drew for our thesis project! The name of our brand is Heroes of Tomorrow)

As you guys may or may not know, I'm currently finishing up my final year of my undergraduate degree. I'm studying Honours Communications and Multimedia - a double major for topics such as PR, research, writing, marketing etc, as well as a more technical aspect for audio, video, and graphic design. Because I'm doing a double major, I had to do 2 final thesis projects. My multimedia thesis project was much more intensive, whereas my communications thesis has to be a 14-16 page paper (which is due on Monday/ I haven't started yet gdi ;_;)

It's pretty sad to say, but I feel like I've coasted through my first three years of university and karma caught up with me and decided to give me an intense butt-kicking this year. I'm sure most 4th years understand this, as we've got to worry about tuition, final cumulative thesis projects, as well as graduating on time and then finding a job afterwards. Why does everything always come in waves. WHY LIFE WHY.

Today I though I'd blog about my multimedia thesis project so you can see what's been sapping my life force for these past few months. The condensed version is that we had to propose a project that would showcase the skills that we have developed, in addition to creating a portfolio piece that we would be able to show future employers. I originally wanted to do something with my youtube account and branding but I seriously hadn't developed an action plan, so I ended up doing an educational design project with a partner. This class spanned from October to March, and included doing research, literature reviews, preliminary work, proposal presentations, professor consultations, and then a final presentation.

STRESSFUL. Our project included graphic design, illustration, marketing, branding, packaging design, and printing. We took on a lot more than some other people in my class haha, a little over ambitious I guess but it paid off in the end.


Anyway, we decided to make an environmental activity kit for students in grade 4-6. It would be a kit that teachers would use in classrooms. Our kit included a student activity booklet, a black and white version of the same booklet (so teachers can photocopy/print activities to distribute), and a teacher's handbook explaining the curriculum. Here are some pages.



In addition to doing these information/experiment pages, I remade the entire book in black and white! The entire project was made on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. I learned a lot about Illustrator while working on this project which was cool, since my program didn't really teach us how to use many of the programs lol.

It was such a relief to finally present and have all those months of work be overrrrr SO SATISFYING. 

But yeah! It's been a super fast 4 years, kinda scary to think about how fast time flies. Everyone keeps telling me "Make sure to savour your time at university because the real world is much more intense" etc etc etc. I'm excited to get out in the real world and gain some experience, and maybe I'll return to post-graduate education in the future! Right now I just want a break from school instead of going straight into a masters or postgrad certificate/program etc.

Now that I have a little bit of free time, I'll be updating my blog/youtube more often. It's my dream to make this into a full time thing, but school has stolen some of my time. Can't wait to continue blogging!!

Thank you for reading! :D



3 comments:

  1. brb trying acid rain experiment

    Jokes aside cool cell shading style on those characters, and holy shizzles that com thesis gOODLUCK

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  2. Well, Sachie, this thesis of yours looks incredible and rather professional.
    Therefore, I hereby validate your existence these last few months ;) Thanks for sharing and all, and I wish you all the best in the rest of your semester.
    Sooooo... keep up the good work, stay well, and keep in touch, girl ;)

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  3. Hey Sachie!

    I'm SOOOOO proud of you for doing a double major, and honours at that!!!

    I am currently ceasing to exist because I too am finishing my 4th year honours undergraduate. Just wanted to let you know your update really puts me at ease, because this thesis shindig just seems like a death trap.

    Always been meaning to ask, but I'm too scared to comment on IG or YouTube, but how are Ontario Universities?? I'm from Vancouver and went to McGill simply because its the big honcho or our universities. I highly regretted it, and moved back west after a years completing my undergrad through being a visiting student/distance Ed. I found two things that drove me away from Montreal. 1) French, nuff said. 2) That very cold stuff that falls from your skies- it sucks.

    Anywho! Thanks for always being my goto for procrastination!! Keep updating! And come West eventually!!! Its not.bustling like Tdot, but its got a good vibe!

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