There isn’t a portfolio without photographs of work and so even with my sketchy photography skills, it’s something that needs doing!
The Final Major Project aims to bring together the skills we’ve learnt while being at London Met so a large part of this project is taking into consideration the materials, processes and printing such as the first brief had us explore. I like to think that I’ve learnt about printing publications since being in the… Read More Ellipsis: Potential Printing
Our session with Tom from RP had us working on a quiz/reflection/a form of a sheet. Although in some respects it was a painful process it was extremely beneficial in discussing ourselves as designers and what we should consider when creating a portfolio.
Looking at independent magazines and thinking about how I can produce something niche or not as I want I’ve decided I’m going to focus on the health of young and busy people.
After my initial research into websites that could host my portfolio site (Wix and SquareSpace) we were then shown other sites in the studio. While my head still saw Wix as the route I’d go down it was beneficial to see other sites that I could keep in mind for the future!
Perhaps up until this point, I’ve lost illustration a little. It’s taken a bit of a backseat to producing publications over the last two years. Therefore as part of my Final Major Project, I wanted to find a way of including illustration without it feeling really forced.
When reading the brief it asks for us to create a digital portfolio but doesn’t explain if that should be a website or a PDF that we would send to potential clients and employers. However, it makes sense to me that this outcome can be both because the PDF can be a document almost identical… Read More Design Competition: Digital Portfolio Research
I was thinking about producing a health-based magazine for my FMP because it’s something that really interests me. Between mental wellness, physical exercising and vegetarian recipes there’s plenty to include but I wanted to see how the topic was handled by the independent magazine industry.
As part of the portfolio ready brief, we are to establish platforms on social media in order to connect ourselves and our work to a wider audience. The advantages of social media are the ability to connect and promote to target audiences and establish a voice.
The final Design Competition brief of the year is more than just a project. If effectively carried out this will be a strong foundation for my portfolio going forward post-university. It’s definitely an exciting project to get stuck into!