Thursday, January 22, 2015

done & done

Well, I have finally finished my assignment hooray!, I actually started out working on a totally different design concept and colour scheme but I felt that it wasn't really me.  After a rethink and a little more exploration I arrived here.

I have to say that I am pretty happy with how my interpretation of the Edwardian brooch theme turned out, the gallery goes live on tuesday 27th January so make sure you check all of the lovely work done by my fellow bootcampers.  But for now you can still swoon over last years gallery here

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lilla Rogers assignment bootcamp

Wow the deadline for bootcamp assignment 1 is fast approaching! I am almost finished and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed myself so much. The way in which the assignment brief is revealed is great... First Lilla releases a mini assignment which is just really about exploration/drawing based upon a theme and the first theme was Edwardian brooches. The second part of the brief (the major?) is released a week later, I am pleased to say that I did guess correctly and it was a journal! So basically we had to design a journal based upon our exploration done in the mini assignment.

I felt a little weird at first about this structure to be honest, as a graphic designer you always know what the end goal/application is and whom you are trying to target, so to go in and draw blind felt a little strange at first but it was actually amazing because I was really able to just explore drawing freely without an end product or application in mind.  Had I known that the major assignment was to be a journal from the beginning, I think I would of predetermined a direction after only a little exploration and gone with it without allowing myself to just really concentrate on drawing, from which some many other ideas grew.

Below is my mini exploration in full, I can't wait to see everyone elses journals. There is an amazing bunch of talented people in my ecourse, producing some amazing work, a little scary at times but very inspiring. Enjoy! I seriously can not wait for assignment two.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Welcome 2015

Happy new year! It has been a VERY long time (2 children and 4 years later) since I have blogged. Nevertheless, I am back and ready to go for 2015. It is going to be a really great year and I am very excited to be taking part in the Lila Rogers Studio assignment bootcamp ecourse for 2015.
I have always loved surface pattern and I thought that it was about time that I delved a little further into this beautiful printed patterned area of design! I hope to share my journey with you.