The Third Year Final Major Project

18/09/2016

Tuesday

Proposal:

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?)

Thesis:

Gathering books to help write Thesis.

Searching Amazon and Google books for a wider range of books

Wednesday

Developing research strategies

Analysing and evaluating proposed dissertation titles

Thursday

STUDIO NOT OPEN.

Writing proposal/introduction

25/09/2016

Tuesday

Research into mental health & media

Start putting together title ideas for thesis

Wednesday​

Continue gathering research for thesis/proposal

Thursday

Research for thesis/proposal

02/10/2016

Tuesday

Thesis title - How does todays social media/new media/media have an effect (on the stigmatisation) on mental health and it's stigma

Wednesday​

Research and writing thesis intro/proposal

Thursday

Research and writing thesis intro/proposal

09/10/2016

Tuesday

Research into mental health and media for intro/proposal

Wednesday

Creating Presentation

Thursday

Research & Creating Presentation

16/10/2016

Tuesday

GDTM4 (THESIS):

- Research into chosen topics and start putting together Thesis

Wednesday

PRESENTATION / HAND IN

Thursday

PRESENTATION / HAND IN

23/10/2016

Tuesday

GDTM4 (THESIS):

- Research into chosen topics and I will start putting together Thesis question.

Wednesday

GDTM4 (THESIS):

- Continue gathering research for thesis

Thursday

30/10/2016

Tuesday/Wed/Thurs

Researching and putting together Thesis

06/11/2016

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

Research and writing thesis​​

13/11/2016

Tuesday/Wed/Thurs

Researching for and writing thesis

20/11/2016

Tues/weds/thurs

Researching for and writing thesis

27/11/2016

Tuesday/Wed/Thurs

Researching for and writing thesis

04/12/2016

Tuesday/Wed/Thurs

Researching for and writing thesis

11/12/2016

Thesis Writing

18/12/2016

CHRISTMAS - Thesis Hand-in

22/01/2017

Tues

Researching different illustrators and techniques For FMP.

Wed

Researching different illustrators and techniques For FMP.

Thurs

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)

STEFAN BUCHER

Thursday 3rd February

Create illustrations with ink blots created previous day

05/02/2017

Tuesday

Researching Freud and Rorschach Ink blotting

Wednesday

Making Own Rorschach ink blots with inks, watercolours and acrylic paint in different colours to experiment.

Thursday

​Logo research, - Using favourite ink blot illustration? - Named him glum.

12/02/2017

Tuesday/Weds/Thurs

Refining 'glum' illustration and creating logos with it.

19/02/2017

Tuesday

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'

Wednesday

Look at ranger/heat embossing for spot gloss 'invisible' illnesses/friends

Thursday

Making own typeface, from own hand on illustrator

26/02/2017

Tuesday

Logo - using different colours/shapes?​

Wednesday

​Using just the head?

Thurs

Talks with tutors

05/03/2017

Tuesday/Wed/Thursday

Creating typeface

Talks with tutors

12/03/2017

Tues/Wed/Thurs

19/03/2017

Tuesday

Typeface

Wednesday/Thurs

26/03/2017

Tuesday/Wed/Thurs

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.

02/04/2017

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

16/04/2017

Tuesday

BRAND OPUS VISIT

Exhibitions they attend

New blood

New designers

About them

Packaging/brand identity agency mainly

10 years in business

Studios in: London, NY, Melbourne

85 team members

DBA award winning.

(Design business awards)

Designed for:

Twinnings tea

Pipers crisps

Rowse honey

Carling beer

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

CV

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.

PORTFOLIO

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.

About you:

Brief synopsis of who you are where you have come from and show enthusiasm towards the company.

Wednesday

Gone back to research - posters/designs/infographics/illustrations on pinned boards to give me a refreshing outlook on the project

Thursday

Infographic ideas

looking at illustrating how someone describes having mental health issues (20+ thumbnails) - Bringing one to illustrator and photoshop to digitise and colour

23/04/2017

Happy Birthday, your present is to create infographicsHappy Birthday, your present is to create infographics

Create illustration for depression

01/05/2017

Creating Infographics & illustrations

Using Previous Rorschach's

08/05/2017

Infographics & illustrations

16/05/2017

Infographics & illustrations Finished


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