I have made special one off print of cards, envelopes, gift tags, business cards, post cards, stickers, letter heads and compliment slips.
These have taken a great deal of time and effort so I have not been working on my final major project as much as I probably should have been. However I am very pleased with what I have made and I feel I am near finishing my self promotion and personal development box file.
Final major project is not going quite as well as I would have hoped however I am working hard I feel I am not getting the results i want at the moment. I am aiming to get some designs finished and painted ready for New York in Easter. That means i only have until March 30th to do this as that is when easter starts and college will be closed! I feel I am on the right track I just need to push myself further and harder.
We had 2 past students in this morning talking about what they have been upto and how they are getting on since graduating. This was a very scary thought that this time last year they were sat where I was today, listening to amazing stories of how this course has made their life!
However I didnt really relate to them as I know my profession is in teaching, I love design and print howveer I dont feel I am the right person for industy; however maybe freelance work I could be interested in as they spoke a little about that.
Anyway; watch this space for some amazing image filled designs!!
I drew it out on A0 tracing paper so I could see what the repeat pattern would be like as A1 is not large enough. I then drew part of it out in my sketchbook ready to develop some colour ways and define which media I will use to paint it. I will update my development stages so you can see my full process.
Printsource New York, The Premier Market for Surface and Textile Design in the USA, holds three shows a year in New York City. As the hub for the world’s top creative talent, Printsource showcases hundreds of collections by international surface and textile design studios and agents. England, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and the U.S.A. are just some of the countries featured each season at the Show, which is the main resource for surface and textile design for America's major manufacturers, retailers and catalogs. The Show covers such industries as men's, children's and women's apparel, bed and bath, kitchen and tabletop, paper goods and stationery, wallcoverings, window fashions as well as other surface and textile design applications. (Text taken from http://www.printsourcenewyork.com/index.html)
I had a day working from home today! I have a to do checklist with not many ticks on! So thought I would try and tick thing off!
These are some compliment slips I have made, these will add to my professionality and my branding. I intend to do letter heads to match.
Again I have been testing my Photoshop skills and I'm getting more confident and finding out new tricks and effects all the time. They have taken me a while, however this is mostly down to finding my way around photoshop!