January 19, 2017
Getting a main structure for proposal/introduction, -Mental Health - Body Image - Media - Celebrity Culture (influencers) - Mental Health Stigma (900 words)
Go back through research on how to write a proposal (maybe look at Foundation Brief proposal?)
Gathering books to help write Thesis.
Searching Amazon and Google books for a wider range of books
Developing research strategies
Analysing and evaluating proposed dissertation titles
STUDIO NOT OPEN.
Research into mental health & media
Start putting together title ideas for thesis
Continue gathering research for thesis/proposal
Research for thesis/proposal
Thesis title - How does todays social media/new media/media have an effect (on the stigmatisation) on mental health and it's stigma
Research and writing thesis intro/proposal
Research into mental health and media for intro/proposal
Research & Creating Presentation
- Research into chosen topics and start putting together Thesis
PRESENTATION / HAND IN
- Research into chosen topics and I will start putting together Thesis question.
- Continue gathering research for thesis
Researching and putting together Thesis
Research and writing thesis
Researching for and writing thesis
CHRISTMAS - Thesis Hand-in
Researching different illustrators and techniques For FMP.
Week Commencing 29/01/2017
Tuesday 1st February
Using Ink to create expressive illustrations
Wednesday 2nd February
Using ink to create illustrations by using ink blots and blowing (wait to dry)
Thursday 3rd February
Create illustrations with ink blots created previous day
Researching Freud and Rorschach Ink blotting
Making Own Rorschach ink blots with inks, watercolours and acrylic paint in different colours to experiment.
Logo research, - Using favourite ink blot illustration? - Named him glum.
Refining 'glum' illustration and creating logos with it.
Need to get away from logo for a bit - STUCK - look at typefaces to use for project. Want an informal hand-crafted one to go with the aesthetics of 'Glum'
Look at ranger/heat embossing for spot gloss 'invisible' illnesses/friends
Making own typeface, from own hand on illustrator
Logo - using different colours/shapes?
Using just the head?
Talks with tutors
Seriously re-evaluating the whole project
- in a rut with the work, do not like how any of it looks or the direction it is taking
-may scrap the book idea. Not liking it. - Could have a book later on, but it's confining me a bit maybe, could move over onto some kind of poster/design to refresh my work.
EASTER HOLIDAY - Writing cover letter and applying to cover design job/ met with head of social media/branding of Sauze D'oulx in Italy and had talks about rebranding the town
BRAND OPUS VISIT
Exhibitions they attend
Packaging/brand identity agency mainly
10 years in business
Studios in: London, NY, Melbourne
85 team members
DBA award winning.
(Design business awards)
Silver spoon rebrand
Break down current design
-Look at stereotype design
-Looked at being born with a silver spoon in mouth
-Spoon being above farmer
-Look at competitors
-design not simple, not playful like others
-Find position within the market
Strategy team - path to look at
Concepts -ideas, mood boards, designs
Development- client looks at ideas and work with favourites
... seasonal, limited edition, emotions etc.
Show brand in realistic situation, sugar = baking, picture of packaging in appropriate environment
Different types of sugar having different facial expressions
Layout: aesthetic is important, clear and easy to read, type size, font
Content: who am i, why me, keep it consistent, ONE PAGE
check: attention to detail, spelling, grammar etc! Really important!!
Include work examples, edited versions of projects.
Small one with cv and larger printed to show in interview
Layout: a3/a4 size, printed be able to look at physical object
Write about brief and what the solution is, short text with work in corner
Content: order, strong first piece, finish with strong piece, lasting impression.
Sending portfolio: Email friendly (under 10mb), RGB PDF, easy to open and see.
Keep something up your sleeve...
Have more work to show if you get an interview, bring extra collateral, books, prints, personal work.
Pictures of sketchbook pages that are important and relevant
Talk though ideas on work
Getting in contact
Personalise email, cover letter to be able to talk about their work and ask a question about the work they do.
Brief synopsis of who you are where you have come from and show enthusiasm towards the company.
Gone back to research - posters/designs/infographics/illustrations on pinned boards to give me a refreshing outlook on the project
looking at illustrating how someone describes having mental health issues (20+ thumbnails) - Bringing one to illustrator and photoshop to digitise and colour
Happy Birthday, your present is to create infographicsHappy Birthday, your present is to create infographics
Create illustration for depression
Creating Infographics & illustrations
Using Previous Rorschach's
Infographics & illustrations
Infographics & illustrations Finished
January 2017 (1)
The Third Year Final Major Project