You’ll have to forgive me for not updating more often recently but University is coming to a close. I’m working as much as I can on getting my projects up to scratch and submitting them for the deadline of 12th May. It’s an incredibly nervous and stressful time for everyone who is in the same position as I am.
I’m looking forward to being able to use these entries as a way to offer insight into how I’ve been working on my projects, offering screenshots and rough sketches. I really believe that seeing this kind of thing helps other designers. For example, David Airey always offers great insight into how he works through his work, offering glimpses into his paper-based work and digital variations. I’d like to go one step further than that, though and provide a more detailed analysis of one or two projects, showing exactly how I’ve arrived at the final piece of work.
I’d like to do this for two reasons. Firstly, because from one designer to another, I always think it’s interesting to see how someone works but perhaps moreso, from a non-designer’s point of view, I think that the world of graphic design can sometimes be a ‘private club’. A profession with a very unusual and hard to break into language. Since graphic designer’s clients are usually not design-orientated, it is of course important to make design as accessible as possible to them and I hope that through offering a walkthrough of my work, I’ll help people understand how I work.
I’m also looking forward to uploading new projects, including some unexpected charity work that I’ve recently completed for Chester Charity Beer Festival. The festival begins 14th May and lasts until 16th. Last year, the festival managed to raise £7,000 for charity and I’m hoping that this year they might raise even more than that. I’m waiting until the festival is over to upload the project because I intend to take some photos of the work that will be on display at the festival. Stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, please do get in touch if you’d like to discuss working together. I’d love to hear from you.