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!

Magpies, Rhyme and Design Part 1

A quiet evening and whim for something to do, was the perfect moment to start to design a brewing idea featured early on in the summer. These posters, have taken on a minimal design with a hint of Art Deco typography to accommodate one of my favourite species of bird. The Magpie just pure black and white (I know the bird has iridescent blue in it’s plumage but for simplicity I kept it out). The first three represent the first three lines of the nursery rhyme ‘One for Sorrow’ as I know it, there are many different versions if you search for them.

I will be designing a full set during the week, so another three may make it on here and my Instagram!

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Tuesday and Wednesday Messy Fun Time

Here’s an update on my Major Project:

I found a tutorial online, which shows you how to design and paint your own rustic wooden signs. So, I bought some plywood to test this out by using Acrylic paints and Carbon Paper to transfer the lettering onto the material.

Both of these were featured prototypes on Thursday (Both also failed to communicate my topic which is The Obscure Nautical Phrases / Sayings in our language as everyone who looked at this, thought it was about sign writing or sign painting.)

Oh well…. more ideas to come soon!

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Other uni projects are also going well, I’ve had a set back on my Promotion unit where a lecturer called my last logo designs ‘Dumpy’ so I’ve been working hard to make them less so. Digital versions to be made this weekend. ISTD (International Society of Typographic Deisgners) is also pressing forward, I now need to add content to my book about Adrian Frutiger and continue adding the ‘Wow’ factor to my format (which is a circle!)

ARM DOODLE | Tattoo design again

wpid-20141027_165930.jpgSo, I got a bit bored of waiting for my house / course mate to finish his course work (as I had already finished mine for the day), I decided to draw a feather on my arm along with a second. Now, following on from my previous feather post, I think TWO of those, in this exact position would make a mighty fine tattoo design indeed. I also now have ideas to extend it, with the most cliché of all things…… birds flying out and up, towards my shoulder, to make a full blown sleeve. The colours, would still be watercolour / muted with pen and ink style mixed into the design. I can extend it gradually, if I so desire OR get the full blown thing. Lots and lots of decisions to make here. Obviously the tattoo artists will help me out, big time as to what to do.

I accidentally made something cool!!!!

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I was just doodling a concept for a character I made up inside a novel, which I wrote but awaiting some editing advice.

So!!!

Here stands the original and the inverted copy 😀