Still some things to sort out here, such as image loading times and missing links etc!
BUT it is launched!!!! HURRAAH!
May 1st, Ben (my wonderful boyfriend) and I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
It is definitely worth seeing! I laughed, cried and jumped out of my seat …. once…..! It was great! And I love the new titles for Marvel Studios… it’s so cinematic now, I mean the old comic style was great but this … once you see it, it’s different. I think it’s a good thing?
My website is going veeeerrrryy slowly. Just this week I decided to tackle my index page again… to make it better…. then obviously to finish the project pages too! There;s so much to do and I thought it would be launching by now… well the desktop version anyway!
Ah well… it will be up soon, just be patient y’all.
Also I had a fantastic interview …. based in a pub (the job isn’t in a pub… but it was great to have an interview in a pub) I was very relaxed, not nervous and had a really enjoyable experience. I’m waiting to see if the CEO wants to meet me first, before the offer they want to make goes ahead. (I heard tell on Wednesday that they want to make an offer, but the CEO was away ).
The last couple of days I have set myself to work on my website, to re-design the whole thing and make it work with mobile and tablets as well as desktop.
Today I finally got my menu in position and the way I want it to work!
I’m kind of going for a minimal design, but more so with the character of my logo.
So, here we have a simple 3 bar menu icon designed in pure CSS (honestly, w3 schools is great for these kinds of things to teach you!)
This is the mobile view for the moment, I’m concentrating on the mobile design first to then adapt towards the larger viewports.
My logo in it’s smallest form, and some random text called ‘Hipsum’ from VS Code.
Click on the bars and you get this drop down menu, which overlays the main content. The close button does work!
Alrighty, since my last post, January is at it’s end and February is just about to begin.
Now I know what you’re all thinking….. where the hell did January go?
For me, working at OMM has had it’s ups and downs, but it’s still experience and I’m not going to waste this opportunity. Recently I have been working on yet another Squarespace built website.. having finished OMM Photography, just in the first week handing it over, to my colleagues. Then… came the matter of producing a Van wrap which gave out mixed reactions.
However… I have recently joined a gym, and have been going for a number of 5 days now. I actually enjoy it… surprisingly. It wakes me up for the afternoon and my productivity does become a little more productive. And I feel better inside, with just sitting on my arse all day.
The other thing, outside of work is, I have started to learn to drive …. Uh-OH!
Yep… I’ll be on the road quicker than one may think… hopefully
Behold, my promotional materials!!!!
1 A3 portfolio
Lookbook / CV Mailer
and my website: jasminehotham.co.uk
All going towards my career in Graphic Design, if I am to be lucky enough to get into the industry, which I’m sure I will!!!! It’s my next goal in my life!!!!
Last week the Design Academy finished, with a trip up to London, Angel Building in Islington, where the Design Council is housed. My Team, presented first and I was proud as to how we handled the questions from the Industry Panel, and how we presented over all. The feedback was really helpful and the day was enjoyable.
ISTD is going well, I’m finally putting in the content I want and have my design layouts sorted and of course there is now TWO WEEKS, till the deadline so I’m pretty scared yet surprisingly confident! I just need to keep going!!!!
Promotion and Employability is also going well, my logo is finalised and I am now starting to develop my business cards using some really nice Pantone blues and purples. Hopefully some of these will be up here soon.
Major Project, has been slow and I feel it’s really behind. But after today I realise I’m in a good place to start re-developing my prototypes ready for my VIVA presentation and hand in, within two months time. BUT I wanted to show you what I’ve done today, in terms of experimentation.
These are tests with dip pen and ink, and tea staining to create the effect of aged paper. I’m going to start making my ‘proverb sails’ but I want to also design an aged book, that looks like it’s been off of a ship, to accompany and reveal the meanings of my phrases as well as house some of the experiments and final outcomes. Other ideas may include designing and building a cardboard or MDF box from the Laser Cutter and glue, to house the book in and some of the folded up sails. (I may even go further to make a few masts in a row to house some of the best sails, and maybe hang them from my studio ceiling pipes if allowed, in the Graduate Show….)
Other News, I’ve been very busy but I have had a day trip the the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is where the inks came from and some more of my inspiration. I have also purchased my Web Domain, which I will reveal very soon, once my portfolio site is up and running. (Might be April Time). I cooked a wonderful midweek Lamb roast, for me and my boyfriend yesterday and it was so tasty I felt like a balloon with weights in. I’m really looking forward to my trip to Berlin, at the beginning of Easter, I hope it will be inspiring and one to remember as my final year, here at Portsmouth University comes to a close.