Sunday, 17 November 2013

Rise and Shine

For the art of being odd brief I've decided to focus on how I always wake up early...even when I try and have a lay in! I'm always most awake first thing in the morning and it's definately when I'm most productive. So when deadlines are looming I much rather wake up at the crack of dawn rather than work late into the night!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Art of Being Odd

For professional practice we have been asked to think of ourselves as a brand, we've been set a brief to explore the oddities of our personality, I've got to think about what makes me different to the person sat next to me? The best way to start think project is by producing a list of any quirks I have:

  • Peanut Butter is one of my greatest loves
  • Make mine milk - another food related one, but I love milk! My mum always says she needs a cow at the bottom of the garden...strong bones though ey!
  • Not much of a quirk but I am a constant worrier, I get stressed over the littlest things, bit of a nervous wreck, symptoms inc. the shaky knees syndrome
  • I hate shopping - Christmas shopping is a form of torture
  • The more I think the more pencils/pens/hair/anything in reach is chewed
  • I walk on my toes
  • I find people dressed as animals unnerving - the foxy bingo man-fox is enough to give me nightmares* 
  • I often prefer the company of animals to people
  • Bad telly is my downfall, I'm sucked into the watching the worse kind of TV, recently I'm going through a 'dinner date' phase.
  • If it's dark my eyes are closed, I'm 21 and still scared of what I might see...
  • I'm a morning person... I wake up early even when trying to lay in!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Interactive Type Specimens

I'm trying to think to alternatives to doing a editorial type specimen in the form of a book. These are a few examples of inspiration to make me think more broadly and consider interactive or digital ways of presenting type:


Type specimen presented on an iPad This website is very clever!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

ISTD Briefing

I've chosen to do the type specimen brief ISTD brief, my work should highlight the rich history of Monotype whilst engaging with the viewer in an engaging way. I've got a lot of researching to be doing and definitely won't be thinking of the end product for a few weeks yet, but I couldn't resist having a look at existing examples of type specimens:

Monday, 28 October 2013

Renewable Energy Website

I've recently been working on a website re-design for the company Thomas Armstrong, my concept was to show the companies credabilty using their figures, with the all important number being the one you should call!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Flat Design

Not one to really grumble at the interface of a phone, but this redesign concept by Jacob Cummings really caught my eye!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Auctioneer Identity

I printed my idea for Paul Laidlaw's auctioneer identity today, I tried to focus on the idea of a audience at an auction and resist the temptation of using the image of the gavel... 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

"No Concept Necessary!"

These types logo's are everywhere at the minute, they've become to look a bit generic! 
Est. 2008 etc etc...

Monday, 16 September 2013

Greenpeace - Save the Arctic

I just stumbled across the studio Crush Creative ( and this caught my eye! I love the style of the illustration for this video created for greenpeace.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Summer Work

Over summer I've been working for a local craft company called 'The Hobby House.' Here I've had my first chance to do some paid design work. I was able to do various different bits for print and on-screen for their website.

Practising Dreamweaver

My sister asked me to create her a website for her photography, she wanted it really simple and easy to use, which suited me as a novice at HTML! I enjoyed doing it and it was good practise too!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Practising Kerning

I've been practising my kerning skills, on HERE, trying to get into good habits!


I'm working on a storyboard for an animation that will (hopefully) explain the process of bauxite to aluminium. I'm trying to use facts and figures to create an informative info-graphic. I really need to get practising on after-effects...

Pictorial Map

For a one week brief I had to create a personal network map, so I chose to do my journey home. I'm going to revisit this brief and try different ways of presenting the information.

Friday, 15 February 2013