Since my last poster designs, I have had two interviews and one I’m currently waiting to see if I have been successful or not.
My fingers and toes are crossed, I’m anxious and well, excited to know.
Working as a supervisor has been interesting and I am actually enjoying this new position, but it is tiring which is why I haven’t had much room for any recent designs apart from one amazing project, which has just finished.
I’ve been designing wedding invitations for my Uncle and Aunty to be, I’ve seen a photo of the invites, printed in all their glory and I can’t be more proud of the achievement and helping craft their special day next year. I’m not going to reveal the designs just yet, other wise a lot of people will loose out on this spectacular surprise!
So for now, I’m planning my next design spectacle (well…. trying to think of ideas…).
This week has been an interesting one….
I’ve been in the studio everyday this week focusing on my research project. Thankfully I have pinned down a solid idea that answers my question, of the relevance of album artwork in today’s digital era. I think once I get experimenting this whole thing will look rather interesting.
I have also been set my unit that is, Design Breifs and Competitions on Wednesday. This left me feeling scared, worried and immediately sent me into over–thinking mode. I’m okay about it now, but seeing as the ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers) and the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) are both international and very professional competitions with possible awards I am rather terrified. Not as terrified as I was for the YCN, I may have to approach this the same way but expand on my experiments.
However, saying that the briefs are rather interesting and a couple take my interest.
I have also started my Major Project, just brainstorming and listing some ideas for now, but hopefully I will have something that will make a fantastic project. Not only have I started this, I have signed up to take part in the Adobe ACA exams which are tests in the adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign). It’s a professional qualification, that costs a bit of money outside of university (I get it for free while in uni) so I will be studying and practicing for those exams.
So, this week has been an interesting one.
I had my induction on Tuesday, introducing me to my final year units and dissertation. (Research paper and visual outcome)
I have decided to go on the shorter option for the dissertation, so from Monday I have 12 weeks to write 2500 – 4000 words and produce a visual outcome. Planning my time has never seemed so important and mind blowing. My other units this year look interesting too, Major Project in Graphic Design is in two parts over the year, the first being research and development and the second being the outcome. The others aim to get me work ready for the industry.
In all honesty, I am anxious not to mention a little scared of the future. It’s my last year so I got to make it count as much as I can. Beating those 2:1s from last year will be a tricky one. I know I can do it but it’s the problem of executing it.
The other bit is I spent two days at Freshers Fair, recruiting new students into the Circus Society. This was a good opportunity to meet people and sell our society. I also got a few freebies such as a sombrero, and some student vouchers for restaurants.
I hope these nerves and terrors go away when I get stuck into things.
We shall see