So the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics started this weekend... I watched the opening ceremonies and thought some aspects of it were great, like th… Read More
So the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics started this weekend... I watched the opening ceremonies and thought some aspects of it were great, like the video the projection (especially when the Orcas swam though the stadium) and some of it was boring (like when Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado's voices clashed in what I thought was a pretty lame performance).
Anyways, all this brought me back to when I was in second year college at George Brown for Graphic Design. Ten years ago one of my final class projects was to design components for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and I thought to myself... wow, in ten years Ill be thirty, hmm... I wonder if maybe I'll be working at a big design firm as an Art Director on a G5... and maybe Photoshop 8 might be out by then too (remember, this was back when the G4's were just introduced and came with a wopping 20 Gig hard drive and we were using Photoshop 6 back then I think)... or maybe Ill be married by then, have kids, and have a totally different career...
Well Im still in the creative industry... no kids yet and we're way past the G5 and Photoshop 8. But the opening ceremonies did make me wonder where my class project went.
I did a bit of searching around and found the cd it was on (thank God it wasn't still on Zip disc or else I'd be in trouble). I opened the files and compared them to whats been designed already and thought that I did a pretty okay job... I'm sure that if I designed it now I'd come up with something better.
Now I'm curious to see if I can get some of my classmates to find and post their projects if they still have them too. I think it would be interesting to see what we thought it would look like ten years into the future. Read Less