Something I’ve not posted before…

The last couple of days I have set myself to work on my website, to re-design the whole thing and make it work with mobile and tablets as well as desktop.

Today I finally got my menu in position and the way I want it to work!

I’m kind of going for a minimal design, but more so with the character of my logo.

So, here we have a simple 3 bar menu icon designed in pure CSS (honestly, w3 schools is great for these kinds of things to teach you!)

This is the mobile view for the moment, I’m concentrating on the mobile design first to then adapt towards the larger viewports.

My logo in it’s smallest form, and some random text called ‘Hipsum’ from VS Code.

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Click on the bars and you get this drop down menu, which overlays the main content. The close button does work!

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Photography…

Recently I have been taking my camera out on walks (2 to be exact so far).

The goal is to practice my photography and to learn to use my Canon EOS 1200D camera, which is over a year old now since purchase.

It’s an absolutely lovely camera, light weight and lovely to hold. It’s honestly one of the best things I have purchased in my student years.

I wanted to share with you my favourite photographs so far:

The surroundings where I live, are wonderful and the canal is one of my favourite places!
More walks to come and hopefully more photographs to appear soon!

 

Exciting stuff… possibly

Alrighty, since my last post, January is at it’s end and February is just about to begin.

Now I know what you’re all thinking….. where the hell did January go?

For me, working at OMM has had it’s ups and downs, but it’s still experience and I’m not going to waste this opportunity. Recently I have been working on yet another Squarespace built website.. having finished OMM Photography, just in the first week handing it over, to my colleagues. Then… came the matter of producing a Van wrap which gave out mixed reactions.

However… I have recently joined a gym, and have been going for a number of 5 days now. I actually enjoy it… surprisingly. It wakes me up for the afternoon and my productivity does become a little more productive. And I feel better inside, with just sitting on my arse all day.

The other thing, outside of work is, I have started to learn to drive …. Uh-OH!

Yep… I’ll be on the road quicker than one may think… hopefully

 

As promised!

Christmas and 2016 are over…..

2017 has started and honestly, it looks to be a busy few months at OMM.

But before the excitement of this year starts, I had a really quiet christmas and new year, but it wasn’t without a wonderful trip to Portsmouth to see my favourite person, and his family. It was a lovely weekend!

But on the lead up to christmas, I had designed a few christmas cards that I gave out this year, once I got them printed (using an a4 inkjet printer… a4 paper, blue tac and some Rymans own 6 x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) cards). I unfortunately ran out of time to emboss them with a newly acquired embossing kit from Lidl, not too long ago. BUT there’s always next Christmas!

Also, following these I designed a Christmas message to place on my instagram for social media, using the snow man from one of the christmas card designs.

 

 

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Updates and stuff…..

Alrighty!

My first month at OMM, has gone quickly but well. I’ve learnt a lot, and got back into the swing of designing which is great! My colleagues are lovely and have been super welcoming. Not to mention the occasional cake and mince pies around at the office, so far. I’ve mostly been drinking LOTS of tea nowadays… Coffee is still my go to thing, but Tea gets me through the day quite nicely. And of course the occasional beer / cider on a Friday… after 5pm. (Yes.. you heard that right… we’re allowed to drink after 5pm on Fridays at the work place)

We had our Christmas party on Thursday… Ascot Racecourse… lots of drinks, the food was delicious and everyone looked incredible! We are a good looking bunch, I must say!

Apart from work, I have been thinking about designing my own Christmas cards this year, I have the sketches… now I need to not procrastinate and design them!

Of course Christmas is approaching quite quickly… the shopping for gifts has begun… each week I’m trying to get something without hitting the high streets! (But I think, at some point I must….)

I keep thinking back, that many months ago I was finishing up all my work for Uni… now I’m a Junior Designer at an Agency! I could not be happier.

Next year… I learn to drive!

 

Exciting times ahead

Following on from my last ‘Update’ post…

I’ve received an offer…

I have accepted!

Soon I will finally kick-start my career as a Junior Designer, after three months of hunting and applications I am feeling relieved, excited and… maybe a little terrified (but that will diminish before long).

To say the least I am looking forward to it greatly, and I will continue to grow and learn as well as to aspire in my own skills.

Still, keeping up with my own personal projects along the side, hoping to continue on with the Magpie series of posters, maybe turn them into other things such as stationary, cases, maybe even diary covers. The potential here is ambitious and maybe I could improve them enough to become more than what they are. A transformation one might say.

Well, let’s see in due course!