Noelani Langille
Since I’ve decided to dedicate this section of my blog to my own thoughts about my impending adulthood before and after college, so I figured you guys should probably get to know me a little bit.

I am a 21 year old Graphic Design graduate from The Art Institute of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. I’m a transplant from West “By God” Virginia and I’m still relatively new to the art scene. I am a fast learner though, and what I don’t make up in skill I make up in hard work and dedication. I believe that if you ever stop trying, you’ve officially stopped learning.

Q: What do you consider “good design”?
A: I really think that particular question typically depends on what kind of designer you are talking to. Everyone has there own style when it comes to design, and sometimes those different styles can collide. Personally, I think there are 3 main aspects of what I consider “good design”:

1. Clean
2. Strong Concept
3. Timeless Appeal

Each of these aspects definitely play into one another, but without one the others will not be as strong. I think you should be able to get the gist of a design within seconds, and from there have a good judgement of what you’re expecting.

Q: What do you want to do after you graduate?
A: That my friend, is an excellent question. And like every other senior in college: I have no flipping clue. For the most part I have some sort of plan put together though. I definitely plan on staying in Indianapolis (better job opportunities), and working at my current amazing retail job. I’m always making sure I’m networking where ever I go, so when the time comes… I’ll be able to put my connections to good use.

I honestly cannot wait to get started in my career, but I also want to take my time and not rush to get “the job” right away. My goal after grad is basically what every other human being on this marble wants: To be happy.

Q: Do you have any advice for upcoming freshmen or current students in the creative field?
A: Basically, it all boils down to this: Love what you do. It sounds like a simple concept, it really does but honestly not all people can do it whole-heartedly. By loving what you do, you’re not only going to be:

A) Happy
B) Fulfilled

But you are also not going to let anything discourage you, ANYTHING! Believe me, there are plenty of things to be discouraged about.. especially in the creative field. Use those critiques to make yourself better, and never stop creating. There will be times where you feel all you create is cookie-cutter BS, but let me tell you something: the more you create, the less cookie-cutter BS you will have. In the end, you’ll not only have work you’ll be proud of, but also life that will be fulfilled. Love what you do, it’s the best advice I could give.

Q: So how does one become a “Part-Time Mug Collector?”

A: Step 1: Go to Goodwill.
Step 2: Find the mug section.
Step 3: Buy every single mug you think that is cute/designed well/hilarious, and all for the bargain price of .70 cents a piece! Step 4: Perhaps the most difficult step: Don’t go hunting for new mugs again for like a month. Saves you money and you have other important things to do like running a blog or paying off your student loans.
Noelani Langille
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@mmdick and I are in Cincinnati celebrating our 7th anniversary this weekend, and today we went to the church his dad used to preach at when he was growing up. Every road we’ve turned on or each landmark we’ve seen has resulted in story about how the place or landmark was significant in his childhood. He took me to his old elementary school, and showed me the playground he used to play on. I asked him if this slide had a name and he said no. So here’s a picture of Old Rusty, the slide my fiancé once slid down as a child 🍁 #anniversarytrip #anniversary #reminisce #nostalgia #childhood #oldrusty #fall #autumn #justgoshoot #liveauthentic #igerscincy #midwestisbest #rookieapp #afterlight  (at Eden Grove Academy)
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After seeing @dmarieolsen’s posts from New Orleans this week, it’s made me a bit nostalgic when I vacationed there this past summer. So this #tbt post is the plaque of where Louis Armstrong’s statue stood in the the park that also shared his namesake. About 10 minutes later from when this photo was taken, @mmdick proposed to me. So there’s that too ✨#LMNawlins #fromwhereIstand #shoegram #lousianaigers #nolaigers #NewOrleansigers #louisarmstrong #love #park #historicalsites #liveauthentic #justgoshoot #premiumposts #primeshots #rookieapp #afterlight  (at Louis Armstrong Park)
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Today marks @mmdick and I’s 7th anniversary, and all I can say is that I’m an unbelievably lucky person to have such a supportive, loving, smart, and hilarious fiancé. I love you so much, and I can’t wait for our next adventure as husband and wife. Happy Anniversary babe ❤️(photo by @what.mar.sees) #fiance #anniversary #ldr #longdistancerelationship #love #mawwidge #3cheersfor7years #highschoolsweethearts #blackandwhite #engagementphotos
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🍁☕️(photo by @paigwhit) #autumn #fall #fashion #ootd #style #scarf #officewear #justgoshoot #chasinglight #primeshots #premiumposts #liveauthentic #igersindy #igersindiana #midwestisbest #rookieapp #afterlight   (at Downtown Carmel, IN)
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#shoegram from last Friday while I was waiting for my pizza🍕 #hotboxpizza #shoeselfie #makeportraits #datwoodfloordoe #hardwoodfloor #cheetahpaint #dolcevita #ootd #fashion #style #typicalfriday #chasinglight #liveauthentic #carmel #indiana #midwestisbest #rookieapp #afterlight  (at HotBox Pizza Carmel)
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#tbt to that one time during freshman year I was a Toys “R” Us kid. Original photo & edit courtesy of @what.mar.sees 🌀 #toysruskid #fashionphotography #ootd #fashion #style #photoshoot #fall #artschool #makeportraits #nofilter #carmel #indiana #midwestisbest #justgoshoot #chasinglight #latergram #igersindy #igersindiana (at Somewhere in Carmel)
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Had to take these bad boys off because @lindthom’s wedding was that intense💃#christypartyof2 #wedding #reception #henrybreedingfarm #edinburg #indiana #liveauthentic #igersindy #igersindiana #midwestisbest #rookieapp #afterlight (at Henry Breeding Farm)
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Happy iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Launch Day everyone!  #apple #teamapple #keystone #rallyup #excited #visuals #iphonesix #iphonesixplus #rookieapp #afterlight  (at Apple Store, Keystone)
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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall 🍁 #ootd #fashion #style #fall #autumn #makeportraits #liveauthentic #igersindiana #igersindy #latergram #rookieapp #afterlight
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Just like the leaves changing colors, our time spent as roomies are changing for us ladies at Apt. C. Our own @kristi_lynn17 will be leaving us very soon with her husband to start their new adventure in Germany together, and we cannot be happier for them. I survived LessPay, college, and Warped Tour with you @kristi_lynn17 and I’m gonna miss you a whole bunch. When ever you miss me, just drink an awesome German beer for me and if I miss you I’ll do a shot of vodka? Deal? Deal! 💕#roomies #friends #friendship #longdistance #germany #travel #love #indianapolis #indiana #midwestisbest #rookieapp #afterlight
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#LaborDay DIY No. 2: My new desk organizer for my desk at #Elfcu. I purchased all of the materials from GW, but I basically got glass containers of various sizes and then gorilla super glued them to a small board. 3 coats of paint later, I have a gilded organizer for my scissors and my sharpie pens! Got the DIY from @britandco 🎨 #britandco #diy #makethings #craftitup #homedecor #displayyourclutter #gold #goodwill #love #liveauthentic #obsessed #restoreandpreserve #spraypaint #rookieapp #afterlight  (at The Sun Room )
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Doing a lot spray paintin’ DIY’s on my #LaborDay so here’s the first one! My gold wicker mug display shelf. Found this little wicker shelf about 2 weeks ago at GW, and I knew it had some awesome potential. 3 coats of metallic gold spray paint later, its  got a whole new life! 🎨 #diy #makethings #restoreandpreserve #homedecor #goodwill #wicker #gold #spraypaint #mugcollection #displayyourclutter #rookieapp #afterlight  (at The Sun Room )
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Hello September ☕️🍂#psl #coffee #starbucks #whitegirlstatus #givemeallthepumpkin #obsessed #love #blackandwhite #latergram #rookieapp #afterlight
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Forever wearing black in 80+ degree weather yesterday.
Photo Credit to @what.mar.sees 💀 #blackisthenewblack #wednesdayaddams #ootd #fashion #style #alternative #combatbootsfordays #summertimesadness #liveauthentic #makeportraits #midwestisbest #rookieapp #afterlight  (at The Wood Shed)