Tuesday, 9 December 2008
I’ve just done the first piece of design work and, to be honest, I’m over the moon, as I’ve been looking forward to doing design work since I started the course.
Hokai was the first piece brief that I did which went great. It was basically designing a paint tube with the small dimension of 65mm x 45mm. This was challenging as we had to fit all the text on and make it readable.
In terms of using the ‘posh’ sketchbook to do the idea generation I feel that it gives me the chance to get all my ideas down on the page until I find the design that’s right. By the time we had finished I had a design that I was happy with. I also got over using Adobe InDesign and feel that I have grasped the basics and feel ready to start experimenting with it.
The second mini assignment that I received was the Vodafone advert that went well but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the Hokai task. I felt that I didn’t pick my ideas as well I could of done and by the time that I had finished I realised that I had picked the wrong grid system. This annoyed me to some extent but I managed to adjust my idea in the end to fit what I wanted to. In the future I will do more thumbnails until I find the right set.
The latest brief is out to make two type trumps which is a good chance to be creative with InDesign. The best bit in designing for me is the ideas generation as I feel that it helps me separate the good from the bad. This is probably one of the best things I have learnt so far.