Rejection is always difficult. Creative types are very sensitive, especially under intense circumstances that cause you to be vulnerable. To work very hard on something, and then get torn apart, is very devastating. The good news is, design is subjective. There is no right and wrong, no exact, formulated answer to study for.
Gen, Vern, and Sabrina saw the least amount of potential in me tonight, which is hard to accept. Especially when being judged on ideas that aren’t 100% my own, under circumstances that I have no control over. But thats the name of the game, and even if I had created something that I was completely satisfied with, it probably still wouldn’t have won me this competition. My aesthetic is not translated well television, especially on a small budget with limited resources.
But you know who would appreciate my affection for “More is More?”
Judging by the pictures of his home, I think leopard is his favorite color also.
I was feeling a little bummed about being snubbed by panel last week and in desperate need of some reassurance my vision was not, in fact, boring. So I did the only logical thing I could think go, I e-mailed pictures Mr. Wilkinson himself to see what he thought.
And he e-mailed me back.
Right after I was eliminated, this showed up in my inbox.
THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT… AND THANKS FOR SENDING THE VIDEO… I WATCHED IT WITH GREAT INTEREST… AND THINK YOUR’S WAS THE BEST…
BE WELL AND KEEP IN TOUCH…
It’s not like he would e-mail to tell me he didn’t like my space, but still it makes me happy. Thank you Mr. Wilkinson for making this crappy night, fabulous!