ajveergill:

    Manchester Digital Talent Day 2013

    So last Wednesday I went along to this event which was quite an eyeopener. Initially it was a bit daunting walking in to the room full of professionals but they were all really welcoming and helpful.

    First I went to the talk from the BBC. They explained the Department of Future Media which provided all of the interactive coverage of the Olympics last year. They have a base at Media City along with BBC Sport, childrens, learning and radio. The aim of Future Media is to create extra output for the BBC, beyond TV and the red button- ipad apps, online games, video streams, catch-up platforms on Xbox, mobile, Tivo and creating new ways for viewers to interact with programming such as voting on the Voice. They are constantly challenging what will be next and keeping the momentum from the Olympics as they know “the world is watching”. They are currently looking for Software Engineers and UX designers for their graduate/ trainee schemes which can be applied for online.

    "You need a real understanding of the audience. Visual design can only get you so far"

    One thing I’m getting to grips with at the moment is the various job roles available in the digital creative industry. There are so many roles within web I don’t understand but front-end developer seems to fit most of my criteria.

    After the talk I walked round the companies with Megan and Rachel. We chatted to Clock and Code who are both big companies with great work and opportunities for us students. I also went over to Reason who I researched online before going and I really like their work and they were really friendly so definitely somewhere I want to be. I left them with my CV and business card and followed up afterwards with a tweet.

    Overall a really good day. But I need to really understand which exact role/s I need to aim for.

  1. Was a nice christmas atmosphere in the Egg at Media City tonight for the first ever Alumni awards / moving christmas card screening. Well done to everyone that created work for it.. 

    Was a nice christmas atmosphere in the Egg at Media City tonight for the first ever Alumni awards / moving christmas card screening. Well done to everyone that created work for it.. 

  2. I went along to Blab mini 5 on tuesday which was part of the BENCH Self Made series of events over the next month. There were 6 speakers each talking for 15 mins on the subject ‘Thing’s I’ve Seen’.
Angela Roche of Design By Day talked about a Sci-Fi film, Primer by Shane Carruth who created it on a very small budget to great success.
Ruth Watson of Raw was really interesting. She talked about how a half-built skyscraper in Venezuela was taken over by a community of less fortunate people. They creatively use all the resources they have to make a home for themselves in the empty shell. And the successful Caine’s Arcade.
John Owens talked about a project he did in Libya.
Pip Rustage explained her love/ hate for perfume ads including this one
Stan Chow explained how he was influenced by simple fashion drawings of tall ladies and his dads record collection artwork.
Ross Mawdsley of Amaze is influenced by simple use of colour in designs. He also watches a lot of films. Which is something I need to make time for from time to time.
I was a really inspiring night. And I would recommend you get tickets for the next one in February. There are some videos of past Blabs on Vimeo

    I went along to Blab mini 5 on tuesday which was part of the BENCH Self Made series of events over the next month. There were 6 speakers each talking for 15 mins on the subject ‘Thing’s I’ve Seen’.

    Angela Roche of Design By Day talked about a Sci-Fi film, Primer by Shane Carruth who created it on a very small budget to great success.

    Ruth Watson of Raw was really interesting. She talked about how a half-built skyscraper in Venezuela was taken over by a community of less fortunate people. They creatively use all the resources they have to make a home for themselves in the empty shell. And the successful Caine’s Arcade.

    John Owens talked about a project he did in Libya.

    Pip Rustage explained her love/ hate for perfume ads including this one

    Stan Chow explained how he was influenced by simple fashion drawings of tall ladies and his dads record collection artwork.

    Ross Mawdsley of Amaze is influenced by simple use of colour in designs. He also watches a lot of films. Which is something I need to make time for from time to time.

    I was a really inspiring night. And I would recommend you get tickets for the next one in February. There are some videos of past Blabs on Vimeo

  3. grahambowes:

    Photos I took at last nights Salford Type Foundry Launch. 

    (via michaelsiuprocon3)

  4. tashatime:


Salford Type Foundry launch in full flow-great event, thanks to all who attended- for those who couldn’t make it have a peek here http://www.salfordtypefoundry.co.uk/ @STFtweets

    tashatime:

    Salford Type Foundry launch in full flow-great event, thanks to all who attended- for those who couldn’t make it have a peek here http://www.salfordtypefoundry.co.uk/ @STFtweets

    (via jemmadavidge)

  5. Here’s some photos taken at the Museum of London last weekend. Me and Megan decided to spend a few hours there before getting the train back from Typo. The museum “documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day”. We headed straight to the Modern London part of the exhibition, which was really interesting and made me realise how drastically things have moved on with the introduction of new technologies during the 20th Century. There was tons of stuff to look at but we didn’t really have time to take everything in properly, but that’s what cameras are for

    Here are some photos I took of Ben Eine’s work at the Lowry yesterday. The scale of the work is amazing and up close you can appreciate every detail.

    Some pics from the Secret Salford Show opening night. Great work and good venue!

    ssshow at 2022NQ until 21st June   more

    meganjonesprocon2:

    Here’s some photographs from the Roses Awards this evening. Had a really good night. It was a great opportunity to see all of the winning work, and to see what the Judges were looking for in their chosen pieces. 

    George was happy because his Freaky Font was still on display in the middle of the stage from Carnival!

    (Another post to come about the people we spoke to, and the questions we asked)

    (Source: meganj15)

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GEORGE DUNKLEY

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
University of Salford
Graduated 2013
First class honours
YCN Winner 2012/13
Currently Saving the World from Boring Baby Stuff at Cosatto

I'm a 22 year old tumblr addict from Bury, UK. This is a personal blog of things I've done during my 3 years at university (and then some).

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