54/54 REFLECTION | Cheerio!


THOUGHTS ON PROJECT 54: This class is INTENSE!!! I had my moments early in the semester when I honestly thought “this is the worst project idea ever”. Turned out that I was wrong. Although Project 54 is challenging and sometimes nerve-racking, it’s a great opportunity to push yourself to create, explore, discover, and ask lots of questions.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet other MassComm students and collaborate. This class teaches you how to spark curiousness, chase down creativity, and produce ideas – the good, bad, and ugly. Thank you Professor Sherman & Professor Davis for all of your hard work, support, effort, and encouragement.


  • Not everything you create is good. Some of it is terrible, and that’s OK.
  • Art starts with ideas.
  • Know why you are doing what you’re doing. Have strong reasons.
  • Asks a million questions. A few of them might be dumb but no one cares at the end of the day.
  • Answer questions for yourself. Find those answers.
  • Collaborate with as many people as possible. It sparks new creative territories.
  • Find inspiration.
  • Creating something is better than creating nothing. Never stop creating.
  • Find out what you’re good at and what you’re not.
  • Journaling by hand isn’t so bad.

THINGS MADE FOR PROJECT 54: I created a lot of stuff! Here are a few prototype designs I had fun making for Project 54.

VIDEOS: Videography is NOT my strong suit, but I had a lot of fun making some video mashups for Project 54.

VCU AD PORTFOLIO SHOW: Thank you for the chance to participate! I had a lot of fun prepping for the show by crafting handmade flowers and coordinating the display. It was also great to get some very professional and useful critiques on my work.

LOOK BACK: Some of my favorite captured moments.



One thought on “54/54 REFLECTION | Cheerio!

  1. Congrats on your completion of project 54 Diana! I agree with your reflection. The processes I have learned for coming up with ideas is invaluable. I have already used them during my break. I wish I had a class like this during my college years for my 3d animation degree. Best of luck to you this next semester!


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