Sunday, 26 February 2012

Placement at Box-head

Had an awesome week at Box-Head! Working with David, Matt and Giles on a signage project and viewing some video footage for the same project. Very exciting and great to get some real experience. David has suggested that I should be pro active about getting more placements and so I will email some more studios/chase up existing emailed ones. It was tiring and exhausting, however I think this was because the work was more intense and less 'creative' as in uni. Not in a negative way, but at uni obviously you choose the briefs that you think will give you the most creative freedom, which is not the case in a real working environment, therefore the outcomes are harder to perceive and manage with the client I guess and its about compromise, not the designers own self-indulgence.

It was a rushed placement, and having found out on Friday afternoon, it has messed up my comfortable schedule for the week I was working and this coming week. However, I believe it has made me focus more on my work and push myself even harder. Extremely happy to have some more great contacts in the industry, experience, and a different viewpoint.

I have a portfolio surgery with Golden in Leeds and Ultimate Holding Company in Manchester coming up, so hopefully I can be more positive and confident due to this placement.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Emails recieved...!

Portfolio ordered

Not sure which one to go for but after seeing th one with the clip I have decided to go for that... quite alot of money, but definately worth it!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Emails sent...!

Over the past few days I have sent out bespoke emails to studios which I would like to use in my DC publication and also get a placement with. I have heard back from a few and Golden and Ultimate Holding Company have both offered me a studio visit next week which they are also willing to offer me a portfolio surgery. Brilliant news! I need to buy a portfolio and update my existing one with new images.

Friday, 10 February 2012


Bit of a change in my identity, lost love with it pretty quickly which is not a good sign. It seemed to look dated and so have changed it to be in uppercase and aligned left. Looks more sophisticated without being pretentious.

I have also added little details to be bottom of each letterform to make it appear that they are joined up. Just a little touch which shows a bit more thought into the little details.

Thursday, 2 February 2012