My college instructor and I liked to challenge each other. So when he assigned us the task of designing a label for a made up drink company, it seemed like a rather boring task. He caught me toying around with the logo in Illustrator and was unimpressed. I laughed and said it was just the logo. I promised to create a label that would interest him.
The final piece was defiantly a shock to him, he really liked it but more importantly he showed them to a number of other people all of which all thought they were created by a man. They were shocked to find that I female designer had actually put them together.
I took it a step further by putting the labels on bottles and photographing them for my portfolio. There are a few things that I would have done differently now that I look at them again but I think I got my point across to my professor, women can do anything!