I haven’t posted in 2 weeks, I wanted to wait until I had more to say. It has been hectic with 1 or 2 tension headaches. To my own disbelief I made the second draft hand-in for the Dissertation, I haven’t had the feedback yet and thats always interesting. The realisation of whats the come this year hit me quite hard at the beginning of this week and I had a really bad day, you know one of those days where it everything ticks you off! however when I have a day like that I try not to expose anyone to my wrath so my bedroom in Uni is where I stayed for the majority of that day. I think anyone who has days like that shouldn’t feel guilty about it, we are all human and we all lose our shit from time to time.
The following day was the start of my 3 day internship at Water’s Creative in Swansea and I loved it instantly! It was great working in a real design studio and the whole team were very welcoming. We were given a brief to create an identity for a 24hour Gym in Swansea, we could pick the target audience and name of the gym and we had to create an identity and design for print and web. I had an amazing time and had some positive feedback the only downside was that I didn’t get to complete the 3 days as day number 3 was a snow day.
It’s given me the boost I so desperately needed, I can actually work well in a Design studio and considering thats what I’ve been working towards these past 3 years at Uni i’m over the moon! All I have to do now is try not to let work get on top of me and produce high quality design ready for my exhibition. I think my worst fear other than failing is not being proud of what I produce at the end of it all. Time to keep a positive head.
Emailed a new company looking for a bit of experience and sent some examples of my work, they emailed back and said they’d love to have me come to the office for a week in the new year whenever I’m free.
Christmas is over, I return to Uni in a week and I could probably list 101 things I’d rather do than go back. As much as I have loved coming home and spending Christmas with friends and family it’s made me slack and now I’m dreading going back and having to face mountains of work and stress. Even though I know I’m soo close to the end I cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hate feeling stressed out. I’ve avoided thinking about or even mentioning the word Uni up until 2 days ago and now I have that familiar feeling that I’ve had the past 2 years at this exact time, pure dred.
I’ve made a to do list, and what bugs me the most is that the dissertation is priority, I wish it wasn’t. I’m not a natural writer and it kills me that i’m worrying over it when what I’d rather be putting all my energy into is my Design work. It’s one of the more frustrating things about a degree course.
If I focus on the negatives any longer I’ll drive myself insane, so this has been my rant it’s out of my system. I shall move on!
Wish me luck.
Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone
Is where you go when you’re alone
Is where you go to rest your bones
It’s not just where you lay your head
It’s not just where you make your bed
As long as we’re together, does it matter where we go?
It’s been 2 weeks since my last post and lots of good things have happened!
- I handed in my first draft of the dissertation which I thought was going to be an impossible task.
- Two of my best friends visited me and stayed the night.
- I had my 22nd Birthday, had lots of lovely things!
- Myself and Amy were chosen by Jenny Lee-Katz to re-design her website, She couldn’t decide between us both so we are now collaborating! This will be the second client we’ve had together and we are very excited to work along side Jenny as she is such a lovely woman!
Third Year has been a difficult start but the hard work is paying off so far, but I need to up my game if I want my 2:1 ! My Viva is on the 3rd Dec where I will be asked to bring any completed projects and ongoing projects into Uni and talk about them. This is making me slightly nervous but It’ll will help me in the long run.
Our first meeting with Jenny is tomorrow at Pizza Express ( YUM! ) and fingers crossed it will run smoothly. I will update you as it goes on!
Happy Happy Happy
Our year group has been emailed about a new External project . This is to redesign and update the look of a the clients current website for a surface pattern illustrator/artist Jenny Lee-Katz.
I’m really excited to get into this project, it helps that after looking on the current site I’m in love with the fabrics, pillows and bags the client has to offer! So this is just up my street, fingers crossed I can make a good go of this project. The client wants Fresh, Crisp, Clean, nothing fancy or too complicated, clear and simple and for it to have links to the facebook and blog.
Deadline for concepts is 11:30am , Friday 23rd November. MY 22ND BIRTHDAY!
There is a £100 reward for the winning design, but tbh I’d be happy with lots of pillows!
I’m going home this weekend to see my parents, I’m really looking forward to breathing in some fresh valley air, it’s always been good for the mind.
Creating a decent info-graphic of 1978 is much harder than I imagined. Theres such a contrast of things that went on, the first test tube baby was born, There were 3 popes in one year! one of which served only 33 days before he died and my personal favourite 1978 was the year space invaders was released for the first time. I can see this being quite a difficult design brief and theres only a week left. Better get to work.
Today actually went well! I went into Uni and printed with no fuss, mounted my work and handed it in with plenty of time to spare, I even managed to walk home and watch an episode of the walking dead before returning to Uni for my tutorial.
My lecturer asked to see everyones Summer project which made me nervous because I hated mine due to the fact it was done in three days when I had 5 months to work on it. To my surprise he seemed impressed and said that I had produced 3 good design solutions and presented them well.
I also presented an idea for one of my personal projects and he seemed very enthusiastic about it!. More days like this would be great.