The magazine I’m making consists of vegetarian recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert (obviously there’s more than that but this is a large element). From researching different ways of illustrating food I think I found my own way of heightening the recipes and page layouts.
Creating the pages for my physical portfolio was a much more straightforward task than I thought it would be because by this point I’d already come up with my ‘branding’.
For the magazine I’m producing, I’m looking at making it for everyday people. Busy people. Those that don’t need to have a nutritionist or personal trainer (it’s rich because I do use a personal trainer). But it’s not going to use a celebrity or perfectly toned bodies.
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