Preparations & Freelancing

I haven’t really done an update in a while, so here’s what’s been happening this summer!

I have been dabbling in hand written typography, maybe not to a great standard but I will hopefully, with practice get better and more precise with my lettering. It’s actually quite enjoyable to do something different, which I hope to continue into the future.

I have also been preparing for the YCN Awards Ceremony, where I will be picking up my award as a winner in the competition. I am really excited as this is my first major design competition, and to win it as a 2nd year, in university is a fantastic achievement altogether! I am really proud of my self and this experience and opportunity has given me more confidence in my growing skills, as a Graphic Designer.

I have now started a new project, which will be really good experience for me. I have been commissioned by my uncle, to design a logo, some stationary and build a website for his building services and home improvements business. Having gained some experience and knowledge on a similar project at university, as an assignment, I can now apply this knowledge in professional practice! I’m also hoping to use this as an example in my portfolio to attempt to attract the eye of an identity and branding company in Guildford.

I’ll be updating this blog as I develop this project further, as is also good practice.

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Identity and Branding | Ahoy Designs

Identity and Branding | Ahoy Designs

 This whole unit was really enjoyable. We were in a team of four, but later three, so spreading out the work was easy. Our task was to make ourselves into a graphic design company, with a fully functioning website, business cards, a letter head, and other promotional materials. I was tasked with producing the website, This was a fantastic opportunity to practice my HTML and CSS coding skills, and also play around with something new. jQuery. This is live, at http://ahoydesign.businesscatalyst.com/ just to see it function. However please do not share our information, as we aren’t sure if we’re going to continue this in the future.

We themed ourselves around a nautical concept. The word Ahoy is a greeting but also used to flag another ship. As a team, we thought this could be loud and quite fun to play around with. All our packaging is based around the life buoy and a good use of Orange. We’re really proud of what we have produced in such a short space of time and between three people

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