Daybook: Page One, Day One of a Design Education

While I’ve kept a journal of sorts on and off since I was a kid,it wasn’t until I started graduate school in landscape architecture at U.C. Berkeley that it became my constant companion. So I’ve decided to start these weekly sketchbook shares by working through my design education. I won’t post every page, since that would be long and boring. I’ll just find the gems, all the smart things people said at Cal that I noted and the smart ass things I thought of on my own. I didn’t have much money back then, so I used what I had on hand, which was an 8.5 x 11 blank book with a dull red cover. I markered up the front to make it look more artsy, since I could tell grad school in design demanded artsy. When you open up that book, this is what greets you on page one:

Page one of my first grad school daybook, 1988

Page one of my first grad school daybook, 1988

note: I’m actually right-handed and not that buff, then, now, or ever.