Words to Live by if you are a graphic designer

I want to do something fun in life. I want to be a graphic designer!

These two quotes are very powerful for me! It shows how power the arts can be, whether they are moving or just being static.

Being creative is fun! Taking something old and making it new again is what in my opinion designers are meant to do. Make life aesthetically pleasing to the world, I would love to do that for the world.



On Friday I will graduating from Full Sail University with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design! With this Degree I would like to make an impact on the world.


How To View Critics Telling You How to View Art in a Museum

Very interesting! Excellent topic and illustrations.

Thinking about Museums

The blind fingerless art critic by Flickr user Shareheads CC-BY 2.0 The blind fingerless art critic
by Flickr user Shareheads
CC-BY 2.0

I have a confession to make: art critics baffle me. Especially when they venture to make grand pronouncements about the right way to go about experiencing art in museums. So when I saw the title of Philip Kennicott’s piece in the Washington Post, titled “How to view art: Be dead serious about it, but don’t expect too much” I will confess that I died a little bit inside. “Sigh. Another ‘you people are doing it all wrong’ piece.” Just what the world needs, another art critic holding forth on the sad state of museums and museumgoing. But, though there is plenty of sneering, there’s also a lot worthy of discussion. And debate. Kennicott’s post didn’t stand alone too long before Jillian Steinhauer posted a reply at Hyperallergic, and Jen Olencziak a rebuttal at Huffington Post. So, let’s take a…

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Dr. Who: 50th Anniversary Predictions (SPOILERS)

Does anybody really what will happen? I dont like the idea of waiting until November

The Life of A Thinker

So, this year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, woohoo! Now, as a Whovian (the term given to fans of the show), I’ve put my thinking cap on as to what the celebratory episode could involve…

Billie Piper/Rose Tyler Returns:

Now, we all know the current situation with Rose Tyler. After getting involved with Torchwood, she ended up falling into a parallel universe. It was a bit sad, the Doctor said “Rose Tyler…” and she never found out the end of the sentence.

Until she came out of the parallel universe two more times. One of them was in the episode with Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), who made a mistake by “turning left” instead of right at a car junction, which lead to history being changed… Rose encouraged her to change it back, it worked, and at the end, Rose gave Donna a message to pass on to…

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Proust Questionnaire

1. My favorite color is yellow, because I am red green colorblind. And my favorite bird is a blue jay, because they are blue and when I was younger they were my baseball team. My favorite flower is the fire and ice rose, because they are unique and pretty.


2. My favorite writers are Bill Watterson, Darby Conley, Berkeley Breathed and Robert Pirsig.


3. My favorite artists are John Thompson (a teacher of mine), Vincent van Gogh and the multi-talented Pablo Picasso.


4. My favorite musicians are (right now) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Depeche Mode, Tori Amos and The Cure.


5. Which living person do you most admire? I admire people of leadership. I may not agree with everything people do or say. So I will go with President of United States. I also admired people who do things against all odd and do great things. I admire people who inspire others to do great things.




6. My favorite heroes from fiction are Dr. Who, Wolverine and of course Iron man.


7. What is your idea of perfect happiness? My perfect happiness would be staying level.  I want to enjoy my craft and make money and be stable and level. I want to make money in my craft and be happy. I don’t want to be wealthy rich (I know), I just want to be a place where I can have fun and be happy and enjoy life with in reason.


8. What is your greatest fear? Honestly Dying! Dying a horrible death. I would like to go quietly in my sleep when I am 107 years old.


9. What historical figure do you most identify with? I really cant think of one. I enjoy popcorn. I enjoy it a lot, Maybe Orville Redenbacher!


10. What is your most treasured possession? I have some friends that I have had since high school. We are still friends; we have witness the sadness of death and newness of birth. We have seem little ones grow into big ones also my groups of friends have had the high of highs and the low of lows. We still get together for fun and laughs and it this has been going on for over twenty years. We are a close nit group.


11. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would prefer to be a little more skinner and younger, but I can only chance one of them.



12. What do you consider your greatest achievement? I have an associate degree in Visual Communications. I have a paper that says I graduated college. Not sure what to do with it, But I am in a better place now Full Sail!



13. What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty no matter what dumb crap you pull or not pull. Being able to know that some one has your back. Nobody is perfect, but it nice to have friends who think you are.



14. Which talent would you most like to have? I would love to a stand comedian/radio personality. Be a person on the radio that is adore by fans and has a respectable and fun show for the listeners. 



15. What is your motto? It is more like a quote from a famous person. This quote is attached to emails that I send out from yahoo.


“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.”

~ by Pearl S. Buck ~






            Today is very important day in my life. My name is Brian Van Scoyk. I am now 40 years old. I want to be a graphic designer. I want to make this world a better place. I am not perfect but I am still learning.  I have Visual Communication degree and I am working on my Bachelors degree from Full Sail.

            I have been on Earth for a while and I learned a few things and I want to learn more. I am adult learning who is doing better in college than I did in High School. I wish I could back and change that. The past is past and all I care about is a brighter future I have because I want to be graphic designer and make the world a better place than it is.

            I have people to thank for all what I have now and the success that with hard work that are coming my way. John Thompson instructor and mentor for while I was at ITT Tech. He gave me a chance, he took time about his crazy busy schedule to help me and others who cared learn about all aspects of graphic arts. I have learned a lot of him and I am thankful for that.

            I am thankful for Full Sail University that has a kick ass program to get me where I want to go and beyond. I can’t be thrilled enough of the efforts the instructors put forth in to trying to teach me the skills I need to succeed. I am going online and instructors are all most available 24/7 all time you got to love the informational superhighway.

            I want to finish school and make things. I want to make movies, cartoons great designs.  I want to do things that make this world a better place. I want to come with ad campaign that will make the world think a little and open its eyes or make the world laugh its ass of, because the world could use a little humor in it. 

            I like the idea of making cartoon or comics. I have a great imagination.

I get inspired by people like Tony Carrillo of F-Minus and Mathew Inman of The Oatmeal. They don’t know me, but they inspire with their out of the box witty humor that cracks my stuff up. I would like to be like.  I have mention this before the job of designer, moviemakers, artist, painters and anybody who makes anything need to make things better than what they were before. Take old concepts and make them better. Make old things new and better. My name is Brian Van Scoyk, I am Forty years young and I will want to make a difference and be a great graphic designer or something just like that.


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