A Look at: My Desk: Post-Its

I think I want to do a whole series on font combinations, but first -my desk. I think I would call myself a veteran post-it user. I have...

I think I want to do a whole series on font combinations, but first -my desk.

I think I would call myself a veteran post-it user. I have quite the large collection of post-it pads, even after using them generously for outlining my essays and wire frames for webpages. My walls are never really complete until a colony of post-its decide it wants to take over as academic decor.





So I did a little clean-up recently (a part of getting my life together as the exemplification of young adult-ness), and thought I'd share some of the little notes that have accumulated on my desk from all the I-need-a-pen-and-pad phone calls, study sessions, quick notes from things I find on the Internet, fonts, and a few other crumbs of information.
Top row (starting with the Android post-it): Contact information of a guy I got Raptor's vs. Heat tickers from // The minimum grade requirements I require from the rest of my classes to graduate (which is low-balling it so hard considering I need a minimum 3.0 GPA for this job that I'm applying for) // Questions to ask before you accept a job offer // Mobile User Interfaces final paper topic // After-phone-interview information about the next phase of the interview.

Second row: Book titles: To All The Boys I've Loved Before and The Empathy Exams and a friend's address that I've appropriately covered up with another post-it // A list of fonts I had downloaded // Pseudo-code for Mobile UI final paper // Last things to do for last semester // Study notes to remember large amounts of information for Mobile UI midterm // Information for a failed community that didn't give me any sense of growth, satisfaction, or solidarity.

My notebook where I put quick notes, especially when I'm on the go.

Third row: A note that tells me to purchase allum powder, watch Forever, listen to the Two Best Friendcast, and a font combination for my previous blog post. // A post-it I used to experiment with making those star-shaped bokeh effects (see Figure 1.) // VSCO filters to hide // More notes for Mobile UI final paper // Notes for code projects // Names of Christopher's family on his Mother's side // My life motto, "Don't let complexity stop you." - Bill Gates

(feel free to tweet @thisisnichie photos of your paper / note organization no seriously my tumblr feed is basically studyblrs so do it)
Figure 1. Star-shaped bokeh effect

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Okay, you proved to be a pro in sticky notes. We have stocks of this as well. It's really useful to stay organized. But now I think the back part is wasted because most of the time, you don't use it/

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    1. I don't know about other people, but I do use the back! They're helpful as study guides when you have a term to remember, you write it in front and place it on your wall. You write the definition or information to remember on the back. When you master the front and back of the post-it, you can throw it away or archive it.

      Thankfully, my part of Canada has a superb waste segregation system where paper is an entirely different section.

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  2. So many post its, your organization level must be A+! :) How I wish I could actually make my desk look like that (it's filled with post its but totally not a ~mess~ ... unlike mine)


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    1. Thanks so much! I'd actually really love to see your desk! People's desks give a certain amount of insight into who they are and I always find it really interesting.

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  3. I like your desk!! How can you be so good in using sticky notes? :( They look so neatly placed in your room!! <3

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    1. Haha! I placed these ones in particular on my desk for the sake of the photo. Any other day (like the linked twitter photos) they have a certain arrangement depending on the content (like essays, papers, notes, to-do, etc.). My only problem is I don't colour coordinate my post-its which is incredibly surprising for me!

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  4. Oh my goodness, it seems you are so pro at talking to business associates and showing people just how professional you can be. I really want to learn a thing or two from you. The sticky note that contained questions that you should ask before accepting a job interview sparked my curiosity. Who knows what else you know in this field? I want to know!

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