Messy Fun Time seems to be a reoccurring thing on a Friday…… (maybe it’s because I have no lectures on this day!)
I am still experimenting with mediums with my promotion and employability unit, this time my adventures took me to the Screen Printing room, to experiment with my logo. The effects were awesome, and I cannot wait to scan these in to enhance the colours!
(I may already have my favourite!!!!)
As part of my Professional Practice: Promotion and Employability unit, I have to design my own identity and promotional materials. Now those of you who follow Hotham Designs, you’ll notice my current icon. Yeah…. I am scrapping that from College…..
After four pages of sketches, and one page full of typefaces I have decided to stick with this circus / fairground style character. ‘J’ is the start of my name, I am part of a Circus Society, and I love to be playful and experimental with my design work so this is the perfect style for me to go with.
Obviously it needs work, so separate print layers with the cut out. I will also be digitally crafting this and hand painting it too, to see how the effect works. Then I can focus on the promotional materials, colours, and of course my portfolio site which I hope to hand code in HTML and CSS with a small amount of Java Script if I can get to grips with it in time.
Using woodblock printing inks and Greyboard this is today’s messy fun time!!! I enjoy using different mediums and I am finally getting back into it with my Major Project and this one too!
Watch this space for developments on my identity as a Graphic Designer!
Greyboard Cut Out
After It was inked
The Final Result
Today, I just had a fun challenge, set to us in a unit called ‘Professional Practice: Live Design Breifs’.
The first brief, we were set a few weeks ago, is to design and produce a poster design, convincing the power of the poster, to the people. The client is Fenner Paper, who uses 100% recycled paper. And this task we were set today, was to help us free our minds up a bit, to create something in a short space of time.
My Team’s word was ‘Warn’. We had to use this word, to inspire our design.
So, what did we come up with?
A piss take on the warning signs, we thought this could be something humorous on a serious nature, seeing as there are so many of these out there, it was difficult to produce something original.
Designed and Produced by:
Me – Jasmine Hotham, William Chew Chiu and Joe O’Shea
Black Marker illustration, scanned into photoshop.
Red photoshop brush background, multiplied the flames layer.
Added Orange on another layer, wiht the same brush.
Added Yellow on another layer, wiht the same brush.
Screened the layer, and hey presto we have FIRE!!!
I’m a pyromaniac at heart!
Multiply – means to turn what’s white transparent so other things can show through.
Screen – same as multiply, but turns what’s black see through.