So as it’s been a (very quick!) year, since I graduated, I thought I’d post a few bits of work I’ve done, but not had chance to put online over the recent months. This work is mostly from placement projects, before I dived into the world of full time graphic designing, or colouring in as some say!
So shortly after graduating, I was superrr excited to begin a 2 week placement at Hallmark cards in Bradford which I won through a competition at Uni. I could have weed when I found out, because as everybody says, “I do nott usually win things!”
Whilst there I was briefed to create a design for a mothers day card. Below is the end result. I wanted to create a card which could be displayed all year round, so chose a phrase relevant for everyday, as appose to Happy Mothers day. I used imagery of cross stitch fabric, digital stitching and shadowing to make it look more 3 dimensional, like a photo frame.
For the back of the card I styled it up to look like the back of a photo frame for consistency.
Another project I was set was to create a male birthday card for a Son. I didn’t realise how difficult it would be as I had to appeal to different age ranges of sons, who would have very different interests. I decided to keep it quite generic and simple, using a masculine looking blue yet adding some hints of more playful colours and manly shapes.
I was let loose in the finishing room where the foiling and embossing takes place, so i was able to experiments with some finishes. On this card I did embossing and pearl and silver foiling. Uber fun times had!
Whilst on placement at the lovely Vibe, In my hometown, I was asked to help out on a charity project, a charity calendar to raise money for PWSA (Prader-willi syndrome Association UK.) A group of ladies had decided to bare all for this fantastic cause.
My task was to lay out the artwork of the calendar (the photographs had been provided) and produce some leaflets to promote the launch of the calendar. It was great to see something that I’d designed brought to life as it was printed.
Here are a few snippets of the ladies, don’t they look fab?!
More recently, at the end of June, a piece of my work was in the Wunderkind exhibition, curated by the one and only Tash Wilcocks. It was an exhibition at 2022NQ, Manchester and consisted of 40 past and present students. It was great to see such a variety of work and to see what people were up to.
This was the piece of work I chose to display, which is from a personal ‘kaleidoscope’ project which I’m working on at the moment.
I will have some pieces of this project up on my society6 shop soon along with some others designs.
Overall what a fun year.
For now, over and out! :)