Derek's Days

black and white.

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


playing hookie.

Posted in Life, NYC, school, Summer by moesker007 on July 5, 2010

iphone four. heavenly.

Posted in Apple, internship, journal, Life, NYC, opening ceremony, school, Summer by moesker007 on June 24, 2010

the new iphone 4 launched today, and oh-my-god is it lovely. i stopped by the apple store this morning to pick up my 32gb reservation and i can’t be happier! unfortunately, during the process of purchasing the phone, it turned out that i wasn’t eligible for the full upgrade pricing of $299 so i had to pay a bit more but it is 100% worth it. the phone is beautiful and i use it more than any other gadget in my life.

new york has been taking a rather large bite out of my wallet, opening ceremony and a.p.c. are both having sales which i’ve visited on multiple occasions over the past week. not only that, but i forgot how much it costs to eat/drink here. luckily i’m with apple still and have some source of income!

a random tidbit from last week while at jack spade. their photographer was in the store and took my information and some headshots to send to corporate for them to potentially use me in their next look book. that sure would be interesting, i definitely don’t see myself as model, let alone the jack spade type. i did, however, find the BEST grey crew neck sweatshirt on sale at the store.

my internship was crazy on tuesday but has been fairly slow the last two days. the other intern and i packed 16 suitcases to send with two of the sales reps to paris. they’re in france for the paris markets and wont be back until next tuesday which explains the downtime at the showroom lately. when they get back, it should be crazy again as we will be casting and shooting the next mens look book. hopefully all goes well, i should be able to help style the shoots and such.

i’m going to be moving into my friend craig’s apartment next month because ann has her mom and a friend coming to stay for the majority of july. he lives across the street from the big macys in herald square on 34th street. i can’t say i’m looking forward to dealing with the the tourists everyday though, at least i barely had to contact them while down here in the financial district.

the summer has been going fast. crazy fast. most nights emma, craig, ruth, ehnee or i hang out and the days are filled with work; six days a week usually. starbucks keeps me going (thanks dad for the gift card)! i’m in a bit of disbelief that i only have two semesters of school left. talk about scary.

that’s all for now.

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.

dirty chai.

Posted in Apple, internship, journal, Life, NYC, school, Uncategorized, Work by moesker007 on February 9, 2010

dirty chai’s are one of my favorite drinks, chai lattes with as many shots of expresso as needed. yum. the past week hasn’t been too eventful, i worked at Apple for the first time in a long while. it was nice. things have just been busy between school, work and my internship. typical.

emma, nick, jake and i went to a fun dj/live screen printing party thing in northeast minneapolis last weekend. it was surprisingly enjoyable. ben and i went to a cooking class at williams-sonoma on sunday, we’ve got another one next week too.

i’m going to vegas for my internship on sunday and coming back late late wednesday night. i’ve never been to vegas, nor can i say i’ve ever expressed any interest in going there but it should be fun nonetheless.  i also got off work to go to nyc for my birthday, i’m going for the weekend of march 19th-22nd. it’s both sara and i’s birthday the week before so it’ll definitely be a good trip. jordan, james and aubrey are also joining us and maybe alison, zach and alyssa.

that’s all for now.

nearly the end.

Posted in journal, Life, moving, NYC, Parsons, school, shopping, winter by moesker007 on December 18, 2009

crazy crazy crazy.

This semester has been an absolute whirlwind, I’m bittersweet about being done. Tomorrow is my last class, all I have to do is drop off a final paper and I’m done. As excited as I am to get back to MCAD and finish my degree, I wish I didn’t have to leave the city. I love New York, I can’t wait to be back.

Alyssa and Marissa came and visited me last weekend, and before they were here Aubrey was visiting, it was so fun! I got to do a lot of stuff I’ve been wanting to do such I moved here like walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and go to a show. It was great to just walk around and experience the city, I’m really glad they were able to come. Alyssa was on her way home from Germany and Marissa was going home from Florida for Christmas break.

Allie and I have apartment showings lined up for Sunday when I get back, I get to Minneapolis around 3pm. We’re going to look and hopefully decide on an apartment then head home. I have a dentist appointment in Ashland on the 22nd, then am going to go down to Wausau for Christmas. I’ll be back to Ashland for a few days after that then back to Minneapolis for (hopefully) a January 1st move in. I start working again at the Apple store at Southdale on the 4th.

I posted new pictures to Flickr, check them out!