Before the summer began I had made a calendar of goals for myself. In June I had planned to continue a series I had begun at the end of the school year which included layering wood to create an image. For those pieces the subject matter has remained consistent and something that I am interested in which is fashion over the years. As I continued to critique the design of the figures and the process in which they were made the work became cleaner. I created two more of the layered wood pieces during the summer and the second, I believe, is better than the first. In July I was ready to take part in the VCU Summer Intensive for Graphic Design. Those weeks were extremely challenging as I got used to the college rhetoric and the pace at which I would work as a designer in college. Overall it was an amazing learning experience. The work I made there was much more sophisticated than designs I had made in the past. Process was the main goal, in order to make work that was substantial you had to look at all the options before deciding which design choice would have the biggest impact. August was purely meant for experimentation. I looked at new materials and other ways I could incorporate design into studio art. Design is what I love to do so as I continue to work on my portfolio throughout the year, I plan to use the skills I learned this summer to influence my design.