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CVo’s Graduation

Today was one of the most memorable days of my life. I have accomplished my three years at The Art Institute of Portland for a Bachelors in Graphic Design and am more than ready for what is in store for me in the future. I cannot express how happy and sincerely lucky I felt to have gotten so much support today at the show. So many friends, family, colleagues and people I haven’t seen in a long time came to visit and it was so nice to see those familiar faces. I absolutely am so grateful for having such amazing people in my life. Couldn’t have gone this far without them, that’s for sure!

Aside from that, my schedule today was quite hectic.. not including what had happened the night before… this is how it went:

6AM – Dashed back home from M.Suplido’s place

6:05AM – Cleaned up apt a bit since fam was coming in town, showered, prepped and packed everything that was needed for the big show

8:45AM – Out the door and off to AIPD.

9AM: At school unpacking and setting up my little corner.

Here is the floor setup:

This is what my actual station looked like:

11:30AM: Professionals begin to trickle in.

12:30ish: Def busy chit chatting with tons of people. Probably peak time is around here… It lasted up to about 1:50PM

1:50PM – 3PM: probably the last hour or so was the longest hour of the day. Feet started hurting, hunger started to really tap in…

3:15PM: Packed up and loaded back into n3mo{my car}

IN BETWEEN: LISTENED TO A SHOCKING/UNBELIEVABLE PHONE MESSAGE… {Heart racing, excitement boost, adrenaline to the max, “all i wanna do is celebrate” feeling running through my head}

3:40PM: Arrive at Tiffany Center on 14th and Morrison for graduation ceremony. yes still stoked.

4PM: Began my walk… As a graduate.. again.. Stoked

4:15ish: Brian B. gives me a heads up that my tassel thingy was on the wrong side.. {Oops! I was just ready to be done ;)}

4:40ish: Laura Feraco gives her speech!!!!! YAY!!!!! She did a fantastic job! I’m so proud of her!!!! She conquered one of her biggest fears and what better time than this to do that right? I’m so sad that she’s leaving for Alaska. She’ll do great over there. I just know it! Hi Laura!

5:10ish.. Grad over. Tons of pictures with fam bam

Later on was.. Dinner with fam at Macaroni Grill and then took them shopping for a bit. Mom, pops, sister, inlaws, nephew went back to OLY and Bro+Wife+Son+Daughter is here tonight so we can go shopping tomorrow! I guess in about 8 hours.

Overall, it was a fantastic day and I want to thank everyone who made it out and made my graduation 10 times better and for your support. I really couldn’t have done it without you! 😀

End. CVo

Voism #1: “Who needs a tool
set when you can use a
can opener as a hammer.

~C. Brubaker

Some more photos of the day:


Wrap up @ Pop Art

Kim Karalekas & I talk about our third week of COLAB.

Vo + Karalekas = Trouble

Tonight Kim Karalekas and I get together to work on our project for SameUnderneath. It is 2AM and have yet to even start. We’ve been quite occupied with other things which you can watch below. I’ve also got photos that were taken throughout the night as well. We officially have 6 hours until we have to be at ID Branding tomorrow morning. YAY. I’m wired from the caffeine and sweet smell of Funfetti cookies. yumm… Good job Kim!


Watch Full Version

Look, she's so proud of her creation

Look, she's so proud of her creationBehind the Scenes of the Confessional PT 01

Good stuff

Good stuff

FunFetti Cookies!

FunFetti Cookies!

The resemblance of Vo & a frog

The resemblance of Vo & a frog

Henry V. – Friday Group COLABoration

Not much writing today, watch this video instead for the updates on my experiences. There’s way too much to be typing. 😀 Here goes:

Say hello to LATTICE

And so yess.. that was the end of my work week. The weekend is going to be AMAZING. Gotta rock it before I begin my last term of school!!! Yayurs!

Some photos for your viewing pleasure 🙂

CVo Out!