"You know, I really enjoy forgetting. When I first come to a place, I notice all the little details. I notice the way the sky looks. The color of white paper. The way people walk. Doorknobs. Everything. Then I get used to the place and I don't notice those things anymore. So only by forgetting can I see the place again as it really is."
"...and if I ever went solo my favorite MC would be me."
© John Conner. Design Portfolio. 2019.
As Art Director for DAMchic Magazine, Oregon State Univeristy's fashion and lifestyle magazine, I led the magazine through two major re-branding efforts as DAMchic went from a small student club to an official Oregon State publication with Orange Media Network.
Working through publication design, I came to appreciate the wisdom that I had accumulated through my time within the architecture program at the University of Oregon. As Art Director, my job was to create additive design that disappeared and enhanced the work of my editors. Frederick Law Olmstead had shown me that there was beauty and elegance with empty space, that empty space allowed for a play between what was there and what wasn't.
"Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature."