Professional Contexts 3
I chose the web option because it’s definately the area I want to work in after uni and having Jason/ Andy from Shape teaching it wasn’t something I could miss out on. Originally I planned to re-do my portfolio site which I had on cargo collective. I did make lots of changes to it but this was mainly changing templates, structure tweaks and adding new projects. I felt it was more beneficial to start on a site for our degree show instead to which the tutors agreed. It was a good exercise for me as I learned an implemented lots of new techniques I hadn’t done before such as jQuery tweets, countdown, masonry and transitions. But it would also make sense to save time later on. It’s not online because the content is only dummy but I’ve put screenshots here. The interim feedback to my work was very positive but the white content column seemed a bit static against the full screen background image and it seemed quite thin and too far to the left. I agree with this but I made the decision on the width of 580px for a few reasons- based on when portrait images of work are put in, the full image can’t be seen without scrolling- High res images would make loading time slower.
I will be updating the site with students work and restructuring slightly to fit our degree show theme. I will ask students for specific sized images in order to keep the site consistent.
As well as the website I’ve also been up to some extra things. Looking back at my blog archive I’ve listed them below in a rough order since Sept 2012
- Play Serious. I created a publication for the exhibition/ event
* Jules InDesign re-fresh for 22 Mag
- Placement at Rocknine 1 day a week (still ongoing). The project they have given me will be part of my NMP and also may go live if the client likes it.
- WIAW. Work for this placement has been published in magazines, brochures and website. I’m also currently doing a 2 metre high roll banner for an upcoming exhibition.
- Salford Type Foundry. Me and Megan started with building the site in September and we also visited Pete from Every Last Pixel at Islington Mill for some help to start us off. As we’ve both done the web module we have learned new techniques from Jason which have been added.
- Islington Mill on tour. A screen printing workshop in the egg at Media City
- Typo London. Was amazing and a bit scary to preview STF there. There was also some free time to visit the Museum of London on the last day (to which the tutors also got on the wrong train back to Manchester)
- Blab mini and Blab
- Creative Lynx typo exhibition
- Christmas Alumni awards at the Egg
- Quite big tumblr theme reached 100,000 installs
* 3D Workshop induction
- Tech Hub. Went to the exhibition
- I was involved in the final show organising (we made a…)
* Jason Mayo Jquery extra session
* Roberts talk on Tax and Invoices
- Pub Quiz. I made the site, attended meetings and tweeted. And also updated the main DNA site with a few new images, links and news
- Talent Day at the Town Hall
* Hannah’s iPad training
- Came to GFSmith Talk with Jane
- Pub Quiz Goody Bag handing out
- Submitted YCN entry
* Hannah’s portfolio making
* Jason Mayo design for mobile
- Went to the Pub Quiz and showed my work to D2 Digital and Arena
Our team also WON!
- NVA Speed of Light volunteering (20th, 22nd, 23rd March)
I’ve posted about all of the above which you can see at gdsu.tumblr.com
Professional Contexts can be found at gdsu.tumblr.com/tagged/pc1
My portfolio is georgedunkley.com
I’m on LinkedIn too which acts as a CV which is easy to link to in an email. I also have a paper/ pdf version for printing and attaching to emails http://linkd.in/georgedunkley
NMP on Pinterest
I’ve been putting up inspiration on Pinterest for both projects. Previously I have just used Dropbox when working in a team because it’s so easy to save files to. However the drawback to dropbox is that you can’t add much text to explain the images