Business Card idea 1
After doing a number of ideas in my sketchbook here is my first business card variation I come up with. I hope to expand it further by doing the back as well as editing my contact details. So far I like the colours and the style and I think its working better than expected.
I decided on a blue and white colour scheme to match my logo as it brands it nicely and will definitely work with my self promotion piece. 
I made the typography nice and bold to stand out and make you read it. 

Business Card idea 1

After doing a number of ideas in my sketchbook here is my first business card variation I come up with. I hope to expand it further by doing the back as well as editing my contact details. So far I like the colours and the style and I think its working better than expected.

I decided on a blue and white colour scheme to match my logo as it brands it nicely and will definitely work with my self promotion piece. 

I made the typography nice and bold to stand out and make you read it. 

Self Promotion Flower Packaging Research

Since I’ve finally decided on a final flower for my self promotion, I’ve began to think about what Im going to send my flower in and the packaging around it. In order to gain some inspiration I looked at some existing packaging people use to send real flowers.

When sending mine, Im not sure if to keep the box nice and simple with just my logo on it, or to actually have different stuff printed on it, selling myself further.

After doing some further research Im going to sketch some ideas in my book to see what works and what doesn’t.

I sometimes think less is more but I do however think a good thought out box for the flower will make me stand out even further.

Im now going to look at what sort of boxes/packaging other people have used for their self promotion as well as test out and try some of my initial ideas.

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Graffiti art on the wall at Webantic

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Graffiti art on the wall at Webantic

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My business Card Research

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Business Card Research

In order to get some inspiration for my business cards I began looking on Pinterest for some ideas for mine. Although the examples I found aren’t all for graphic designers, they all use unique ways to make themselves stand out by making a business card more than a slip of paper with their details on. 

For example one company that advertises hairdressers made 3d business cards in which you can create hairstyles out of them. Another company for garndeing and lawns used their business cards to give his customers free grass seed.

I think when creating my business card I need to think of a unique idea to make me stand out and actually make people keep my business card and remember me within the future. 

List of industry contacts - contacted 60

Had meetings with 2 and got 14 other industry replies.

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Self Promotion Progress

For my self promotion piece I am doing a paper origami flower that represent me and my skills. Each petal will have an individually pattern on it that I’ve designed to express my skills. Such as pencils to represent creativity, light bulbs to represents ideas etc.

The flower will have a green stick/pencil on the bottom so people can easily just put it into their pencil pot and have a constant reminder of me and my skills and individuality. 

Im going to put my details on one of the petals and maybe have a little card in the flower with my details on and maybe use it as my business card.

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Evaluation for pro con 2 web and print

Web

For one of my pro con 2 choices I chose to do web, as I already had knowledge of html and a bit of CSS before hand. I was really eager to start my website as I enjoy coding and designing websites. To get some inspiration for my website I looked at sites like site inspire to see what works well and what doesn’t. Since the website is designed to promote my work I looked at simple grid websites that catch your eye and is mainly focused on displaying your work and getting your attention. After doing research into websites we then began learning html and CSS. I’ve learnt a lot from doing coding since before I only knew basic HTML code but now I’m confident with basic html and CSS and am happy with how much I’ve progressed since doing coding. When designing my website I took my research into consideration and went with a basic grid layout that portrays my work on my home page. Since it’s a portfolio website I wanted my home page to show my work so it’s the first thing you notice when on my website. I decided on a blue colour scheme, as that’s what my logo was. I think a blue colour scheme looks quite fresh and is a nice colour to have as its not too girly and definitely catches your eye. When doing the layout for my website, I put the navigation bar at the top of my page instead of down the side as that’s what catches your eye and it balances out with my logo nicely.

Overall I really enjoyed coding my website as its personal to me, which is nice as you can do everything how you want it, where as if you’re designing for someone else you’ve got to do everything they want. I plan on making my website live and adjusting it to add more of my work and information pages. If I had more time I would have continued coding pages for all of my work to show more information. I plan on continuing to do coding in third year as I liked learning new skills and it’s definitely something I’ll expand on and enjoy doing.

Print

For another of my pro con 2 choices I deciding to do print as its something I enjoy and can experiment with. At the start we was given five different themes to fill a sketchbook on, body, face, object, and place and memory. At first I found the memory one difficult, as I’m only able to draw things if they’re in front of me. In time I began using my skills and incorporating them into my work to make it easier. Whilst doing print I experimented with watercolors, drawing in pen, and I also tried lino printing. I decided to do my final print in lino printing, as I wanted to challenge myself, as I’ve always liked the style of lino printing. When picking a final illustration to do my print on I decided to do it on an owl as they’re one of my favourite creatures and had a lot of detail to incorporate into my lino print.  Before doing my final print for the owl I experimented with different print techniques by scanning some of my drawings into my computer and then coloured them in in Photoshop to see how my drawings looked with different styles. For examples I used watercolour and edited some in photoshop to see what works well and what doesn’t. I also done some more paper art illustration in my second sketchbook to use different techniques and see what works. After experimenting a lot I then decided on doing a lino print and printed it out several times until I was happy with the print. I experimented by using both black ink and acrylic colours to add some colour to the print. I also scanned them in and edited the colours.

For my final print I scanned in the lino print owl and edited the colours so its bright. I then continued the print several times and made a nice owl pattern with bright colours. I’m overall happy with my final print and I think it looks very eye catching. I liked doing the print module as I was able to do a lot of drawing and experiment with different mediums, something I don’t do within the communication module. 

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Petal 2 - Creative - Lightbulb pattern variations.

Here are a selection of the lightbulb variations Ive created so far. Im going to continue my different patterns and do variations of the other patterns and then make flowers of them to see what colours work and what don’t.

Petal 2 - Bright ideas - Lightbulb pattern variation 4
Here is another variation of the lightbulb pattern. I quite like this pattern as the colours contrast well against each other and really make the lightbulbs stand out. 
 

Petal 2 - Bright ideas - Lightbulb pattern variation 4

Here is another variation of the lightbulb pattern. I quite like this pattern as the colours contrast well against each other and really make the lightbulbs stand out. 

 

Here are some further flowers Ive done using the patterns Ive done so far. Im going to develop them further and continue to create patterns that represent my skills.

Here are some further flowers Ive done using the patterns Ive done so far. Im going to develop them further and continue to create patterns that represent my skills.

Petal 2 - Bright ideas - Lightbulb pattern variation 3
Here is another variation of the light bulb pattern, I tried to tone it down a bit and make it look like a flower petal. I think this will work well if I wanted it to look like a realistic flower and wanted it to have all the different tones.
 

Petal 2 - Bright ideas - Lightbulb pattern variation 3

Here is another variation of the light bulb pattern, I tried to tone it down a bit and make it look like a flower petal. I think this will work well if I wanted it to look like a realistic flower and wanted it to have all the different tones.

 

Petal 2 - Bright ideas - Lightbulb pattern variation 2
Here is another variation of the light bulb pattern I previously designed, on this variation I toned down the pink light bulbs as I think they looked a little bit too bright previously.
 

Petal 2 - Bright ideas - Lightbulb pattern variation 2

Here is another variation of the light bulb pattern I previously designed, on this variation I toned down the pink light bulbs as I think they looked a little bit too bright previously.

 

Petal 2 - Bright ideas - Lightbulb pattern variations.
Here is the pattern idea for my second petal. I decided to do it with lightbulbs to represent bright ideas. For the first pattern I decided to copy the same colours and design as my first pencil pattern I done. I think it works well as the colours bounce off each other and blend well together. I think the yellow makes the light bulbs stand out and would look good alongside the pencil pattern I done.

Petal 2 - Bright ideas - Lightbulb pattern variations.

Here is the pattern idea for my second petal. I decided to do it with lightbulbs to represent bright ideas. For the first pattern I decided to copy the same colours and design as my first pencil pattern I done. I think it works well as the colours bounce off each other and blend well together. I think the yellow makes the light bulbs stand out and would look good alongside the pencil pattern I done.

Testing out a pencil pattern

To get a better insight into how my patterns could work with the flower idea I decided to test out one solid pattern for all of the petals to see if it works or not. I think it might look better if it was all one colour with different shapes of the same colour in it to make the illustrations a lot more desecrate. When doing my final flower, all of the petals will have different patterns on them.