Catch up…

Hello, long time no blog?

Ah, it’s  been a crazy few months since my last post in April…

I passed my driving test finally, had some mighty fun with my Vauxhall Corsa etc.

Life at Exclaimer is pretty good, it’s still going well and everyday is different still, there isn’t a dull moment at all, I’ve learned an awful lot about my self and even scared at how well I handle things.

A few projects that I have been working on recently, have been going well, I designed a logo for a friend – which will be in the next post when I get round to doing so, I have sort of started a poster project that is typography based, but so far it hasn’t progressed any further than two…

Other things, I have been crocheting A LOT, even learned a new stitch called ‘The Crocodile’ stitch, it’s really pretty and good fun to do.

I am thinking of using a failed logo design, that was meant to be for a client ages ago, and re-vamping this to my own use, maybe even start a Crochet / Crafty blog / website … or something.

I’ve also picked up the Ukulele… using an app called Yousician to learn it, it’s quite a cute little instrument.

This year’s Christmas cards are already being planned out, mentally, going to do some DIY Screen printing with Embroidery Hoops and Screen Printing Mesh, that I purchased from Hunt The Moon.

Some exciting blogs coming up soon, keep watching this space!

 

 

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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!