design learnings, self-study learnings, and pouch ✨
would love to be a pouch early reader as well!
your reflections on your self-study journey + the visual essay you wrote spoke a lot to me...that illustration of the wall of “you have to be a good designer” to reach your dreams reminder me of the internal walls I keep putting in front of myself 🥲 so seeing you push thru that wall and get to making pouch is so inspiring!!
also, have you explored riso printing for zines? just took a Riso class and saw a lot of zines printed at the shop I was at. I’m based in the Bay Area, but I’m aware of NYC based print shops like Risolab and Lucky Riso Graph
👋🏼 I'd like an early print version!
Here are some local businesses I can think of (but you've probably heard of them!):
* https://yosekastationery.com/ in greenpoint
* https://www.niconeco.com/ in east village
* https://eastvillagepostal.com/ in... it's in the name 😅
The prototype is looking great! 😊
🤚 <- pouch playtester activated
also this visual essay was SO good -- brb printing this ABC chart to put above my desk
*excelllleeennntttttttt hands emoji*
Cannot stress enough how reading these updates makes me so happy! It’s so VRK. Count me in as a pouch tester (poucher? pouchie? Pouchette? Need to workshop this group name)!
This is great!! Your learnings on design sound super helpful and I loved reading the mmm page on your learning process. I'd love to be a paper tester for Pouch when the time comes!