Derek's Days

black and white.

Posted in MCAD, school by moesker007 on September 4, 2010



Posted in Apple, Ashland, journal, Life, MCAD, NYC, Summer, Uncategorized, Work by moesker007 on May 19, 2010

the jeep broke down a few days ago, it just wouldn’t start. luckily, allie used her aaa for me and we got it towed to a mechanic in our neighborhood. turns out the fuel pump died, sad. it should be fixed this afternoon, thank goodness.

yesterday allie and i enjoyed the beautiful summer day here in minneapolis by laying in the park all day. she had two finals to study for so we sat in minnehaha falls park all day on a blanket and soaked up the sun. i read an entire three-hundred page book, “la candy” by lauren conrad. it was a horrible book, never read it.

some classmates and friends of mine are in nyc right now pitching a new brand of underwear to investors which is quite exciting. they are having lunch with mtv communications now. way to go, makes me happy to go to mcad.

everything is secured and set up for nyc. i’m starting at apple on the 5th of june and will be working about 30 hrs/week there. allie is coming to visit the week after i get there. i’m going home to ashland the last weekend of may then leave for nyc on the 2nd.  it’s going to be a busy (and fun) summer!

graphic design – final poster.

Posted in intro to graphic design, MCAD, school, Uncategorized by moesker007 on May 9, 2010

graphic design is officially over! surprisingly, i’m somewhat sad it’s done. even though it was an enormous amount of time and work, i grew to enjoy it over the semester. my teacher must have liked my stuff, he sent me this email before class:

You have been selected as one of a few people who are on my list
for project documentation. So to that end, could you bring ALL of your
work to class in the original(final) digital files. Please be sure to
include all links—photographs and fonts—that support the file.”



Posted in internship, journal, Life, MCAD, NYC, school, Summer, Uncategorized by moesker007 on April 26, 2010

school is work. work is work. internship is work.

lots of work right now, but all the stuff i am happy doing. school is nearing the end, i’m done may 7th! things are almost all ironed out for the summer. i’ll be living with ehnee in her downtown luxury apartment on the 25th floor :). i can’t wait for summer nights on her roof deck, i expect lots of good food, friends and fun.

i’ll be working at Opening Ceremony tuesday, wednesday and thursday from 9am – 6pm and (hopefully) at Apple 2-3 days between friday and monday. i have a flight from msp to lga on june 2nd, it’s a one way so i’m not sure of my exact return date but it will have to be sometime before mcad starts again in the fall (august 23rd)

allie and i decided we are keeping our apartment on minnehaha through next year so i’m looking for someone to sublet (if anyone is interested) or i’ll just have to be paying rent here as well.

thoughts have been swirling around in my head what to do for my last semester (spring 2011). after next fall i will have all my required classes finished and only need an externship (long internship worth 15 credits) or a study abroad to graduate. lately, i’ve been considering a study abroad in either london, paris or new zealand. we’ll see how it all works, you’re only young once and must travel and experience as much as possible! if that doesn’t work, i’ll try to find an externship in nyc again.

that’s all for now.

p.s. tom get’s his license in a few days. how crazy is that, goes to show how old i am getting. scary.

final poster process.

Posted in intro to graphic design, MCAD, school, Uncategorized by moesker007 on April 26, 2010

intro to graphic design, final project. poster design for the southern theater.

week 1 iteration.

internship finale.

Posted in MCAD, school, Uncategorized by moesker007 on April 26, 2010

my internship with getrags is coming a close. i recently gave my final presentation to the mcad community. here are the slides i used, mostly images of what i did.

View this document on Scribd

intro to gd: typographic image

Posted in intro to graphic design, MCAD, school by moesker007 on February 9, 2010

the top image is my first attempt, the bottom is the final. it’s entirely made of letterforms. crazy.

tick tock tick tock.

Posted in Apple, journal, Life, MCAD, moving, NYC, Parsons, school, travel by moesker007 on December 5, 2009

“I’m late, I’m late for a very important date! No time to say “Hello”, “Goodbye” I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!” -White Rabbit, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

I made the journey home for Thanksgiving which was very nice. Amy, Ashleigh, Jack and I ventured up to Duluth for black friday, which was chaos (as usual) but a good time nonetheless. I didn’t get anything for myself, just things for xmas presents. My mom and I went down to Minneapolis and hung out with Autumn and Robin on Sunday, then I hung out with Ben on Monday and flew back to NYC that night.

Now that I’m back in the City I’ve realized the HUGE amount of work I have to do before the semester is finished. My last day at Apple was today though, which is a big relief. Sara and I’s friend Aubrey is coming from Monday-Thursday then Alyssa and Marissa are coming from Thursday-Monday. I have final projects/papers in basically all my class this week as well. It’s going to be a fun week.

It’s finally hitting me that I won’t be back in NYC after christmas; how crazy. I love living here, this city is absolutely amazing. It’s going to be hard to leave, but I’m going to try my best to get back here ASAP. It’ll be nice to be back in Minneapolis though, around good friends, and I’m quite ecstatic about being back at MCAD. Things will work out as they should, they always do. I’m not worrying too much.

Check out Flickr, some new photos are up, you’ll like em.


Posted in fashion, journal, Life, MCAD, moving, NYC, Parsons, school, Work by moesker007 on September 15, 2009

I haven’t updated in a while, mostly because I’ve been waiting for all sorts of web server stuff to switch over with my domain since I switched over to wordpress. Anyways, nothing too exciting has been happening. I’ve been working a ton and obviously going to classes.

Sara got us a good opportunity last weekend to work Ra’mon Lawrence’s fashion show. He’s a designer on the current season of Project Runway. We mostly just helped with backstage stuff like taping shoes, steaming, organizing, etc. I worked the door for a while but we both got to go in and watch the show when it started. Some of his pieces were pretty great, others not so much. It was a fun time and good experience, something I wouldn’t mind doing agian.

Work at Apple is great, as usual. I still love Apple products, I still love the Company, and working at the store here on 14th street is superb. I’ve got almost 40 hours in the past week and a half, so I’ve definitely been busy.

The only thing that I’m not sure about is school. Last year, Parsons seemed like the right choice. Now, I’m second guessing that decision. The classes I need to take before graduation here are basically things I’ve already learned from MCAD. I don’t want to waste time taking classes about concepts that I’m already very familiar with. I’m in a “you don’t know what you got til it’s gone” type of situation. I miss the small classes and community of MCAD, something I took for granted while there. The BBA program here at Parsons is basically just a larger, worse structured version of the BS program at MCAD. I’m also not enjoying my living situation, it works as a place to sleep, but I want more than that. I don’t like sharing a room with 3 people or a bathroom and kitchen (stove top and counters, no oven) with 5 people. I’ve been weighing the pro’s and con’s of moving back to Minneapolis, and have decided that I’m going to return to MCAD next semester (spring).

Talk about a hard decision.

It’s going to be hard to leave NYC behind though. I truly love the city. I’m also worried about what is going to happen with Apple, as I don’t know if it’s going to be possible to transfer back to a Minneapolis store. It’ll be nice to have Minneapolis friends around again, I miss them all.

Hopefully things will work out, they always do.