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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A short update… or somewhat

Since my last post I have had so many interviews that my confidence has rocked sky high… however none have been successful; It’s starting to feel like false hope. It’s a tough world out there, but I am still moving forward and trying my best.

Recently I went to Samfest, a local  music festival in Tongham. Normally I go with my friends, but this year was different! I went with my aunty, uncle and little cousins!!!
I stayed till the end amongst the crowd and of course the rain. It was good to see some familiar faces one of the bar men and one of the organisers.

The acts were great, my favourite though was The Flying Wright Bros. always a pleasure to see them perform rock and classic rock acts!

I took my poi with me, where I had lots of space to play. Having not spun in a while it was definitely hard work but the people loved it all the same!!! (The bar man knows me for my tankard and poi skills at a different event). A guy with a camera also enjoyed filming my antics, it was a good day out and all for charity too!

I am still trying to come up with some ideas for side projects, so far I have thought about:

> Designing album covers with self generated imagery, picking out random words from a dictionary / online generator / news articles / books etc. for the band name and album name

> Designing tiki style prints

> Designing a Zine about something or rather

(100 days… I have given up because I have creative bloq and can’t seem to think of anything good to make into an animated gif)

UPDATES!

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.

BUT

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…).

 

Quick general update….

Preparations for the Graduate Show are underway. This past week I have printed lookbooks, business card backs, screen printed some covers for the books and helped to paint the studio… yes I did get very messy with white paint!

Still have a few things to do, such as actually stick my business card objects together, in a triplex format. Also to print my display posters and help to hang them up for Tuesday.

I’m really looking forward to the show on Friday, should be really good and hopefully get in some networking.

Busy busy busy…..

Woah I have been really busy since my last post.

Exciting things to be posted soon, such as my YCN competition work and my Identity and Branding unit.

I’ve grown so much this year, it’s unreal!

I’m so excited for the prospects of the future! Next year will be my final year of University and I am looking forward to every single moment of it!

Stay tuned for the next couple of posts coming soon