Books for NMP
Type-one : discipline and progress in typography
Typography 28 : the annual of the Type Directors Club
CD-art: innovation in CD packaging design
Some pics from the Pub Quiz last week. Well done Rachel and team for all the hard work organising it. I managed to show my portfolio to D2 Digital and Arena Creative
This is the final mock up for my Madison State CD packaging. I’m going to print a slip case with cutout on monday. I’ll write more on this later and explain the concept.
Brilliant night at WE MADE A PUB QUIZ. Excellent atmosphere to speak to industry and show portfolios. Had some great positive feedback on my portfolio, so I was really chuffed.
To top it all our team the ‘Cobrian’s’ won the Pub Quiz!!! Go Cobrians…..
These pictures are great Megan! This was our team at the pub quiz (WE WON!!) What a great night it was mixing with industry and getting tips and tricks for job hunting and portfolio displays. Included in our team where industry professionals ‘Rocknine Creative’. They were a small business team of 2 with one employed worker, they were lovely people. It makes you realise that industry professionals are not scary people and generally are there to help. I got great advice and comments on my design work and especially on my Earlybird typeface. The main pointers that i made to the industry where that i need to broaden my portfolio to all formats as currently it is very type orientated. I realise that it is very hard to get a job just as a typographer, so i need to also find other things in graphics that i like just as much. Another question i asked was that applying for jobs before you have graduated is difficult as what do you put for you degree qualification, the answer was lie!! What a great night it was al round!
Some photographs of mine and Gians invitation idea with logo by Megan. We looked at producing something that they interacted with although the stamp itself is not here. Feedback was good in it at the show meeting, but there a few improvements to make, such as box dimensions. This will not be difficult to adjust and quite enjoy making net designs. I have been told to leave this for a while and get on with my FMP.
Looking great, I love Gian’s illustrations on the side of the box. The leaflet inside is a nice small size and has some interesting folds to it which is more appealing for an invitation. The interactivity of the invitation makes it important and emphasises the branding of ‘we made’, as they will make things with the stamp we’ll provide.
This evening after uni I went down to media city with Rachel to volunteer for the nva speed of light event. Tonight was the dress rehearsal and the first time we got to see how the event will run. The actual event dates are 21-23rd March 8-9. Runners covered in coloured lights run and perform dance routines around the landmarks of the Quays and it looks really impressive! Although we only caught a glimpse of it. Our role is to guide audiences with cleverly designed light sticks. We also get a walky talky and headset. At the end of it my hands were frozen red so next time I’m wearing two layers of gloves!
Changing the lift numbers for the back of the album cover. Editing photos in Photoshop is not one of my strong points, especially trying to make things look ‘grungy’, but I’m trying. I also loaded up one of the numbers in to whatthefont.com and found an exact font match so I could create the missing numbers.
Creating test items for the promo pack
This folder will hold the printed material such as manifesto, poster, brief. We were trying out different ways of showing the logo as we didn’t want to just slap the logo in the middle of everything