FINAL MAJOR PROJECT – Evaluation

DebrasWisdom-final-work

Evaluating work

I have enjoyed completing my Debra’s wisdom project, as it has allowed me to gain a better understanding of how to structures a design brief as well as set out my own project. All the skill I have learnt over the two years I have been in college have constituted to me creating a successful set of three posters which look professional. Debra’s wisdom is a personal development project that I set for myself.

To start of my research, I broken down my design brief to see what was being asked of me such as timescale and constraints. I have created myself a Timetable which I was able to stick to as well as completing a weekly planner which also help me to stay on track through this project. And noted down any feedback received from my teachers.

As this projected is about my wisdom for my primary research, I have written down phases I live my life by as well as phases my family have said to me over the years. I have also collected feedback I have received from my teachers. This information ties in well with collected data information like in the style of Nicholas Felton where he has only used information he has noted down.

For my seconded research, I have also researched and looked into 5 artists/ art movement to take inspiration from for my project. I have taken a lot of inspiration from Swiss Art and Stefan Sagmeister work, as you can see through my work. I was also heavily inforwinsted by the Spotify posters designs, as well as swiss style which has helped me to create my set of posters. The posters has been created to a professional style. They are modern looking and visible interesting to view.

I have also looked through several books such as, graphic design and Sagmeister. The Book details are after the evaluation. Reading though these books have been very useful and also allowed me to not just rely on the internet for my research.

The materials I have collected for this projected are photographs I have taken off myself as I wanted to be involved in every part of the design process. I have taken photographs of myself from the front, back and side profile. I have done this because I wanted to be included with in the poster and the phases used are personal to me.

I wanted to incorporate by own photographs within the print work, which I have been able to achieve successfully.

As this project was set by myself as a personal development I did not have much constrains. I needed to produce a set of three posters which explores phrases I live my life by.  The size of the posters A3 as I feel this size is more impact-fully on the audience and will attracted their attention. As my target audience had is everyone I was able to be as creative as I wished to be and this did not effects the design process. The only construction is the print work must be 300dpi.

For this projected I have done a lot of experimentation work using different programmes such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After effects and Cinema 4D, I have also looked at several youtube tutorials as well to find the best avenue for me to go do.

The posters I have design I have used a different phrase on each of them, as well as a different image of myself which help to make the posters look viable interesting but still work well as a set. I also also been able to add data information I have collected over my duration at college such as how many hours I have spent in college, at home and on placement/work developing my skill. This information also fits in well with the phrase I have used. I have also include information about what units I covered and feedback I received from my teachers over the two years I have been in college. By adding this information it has made the work become more personal to myself because the information I have used is all about myself.

I have chosen the below phrases on my work  because  I feel they best represent me and I also live my life by them to.

“Think positive”

“Hard work pays off”

“Never give up on your dreams”

I have used bold colours such as red, blue and green for the background because I wanted the posters to be vibrant and in your face and I feel that I have been able to achieve this. I have added duntone to the images which has made them look attractive to the eye but simple. I didn’t want to just have the photographs be black and white or the original image I wanted to make it into it own art piece.

I have used a modern clean font Lato Bold for the phrase which have help to make them look bold and dramatic on the page like they are shouting at you. I have used a different font Orator std for the information about my self. I have used both of this fonts because they are modern and complement each other and look professional. What also make the text look good is they way the phrase have been clustered together, this was my teacher suggested which has help to create good look to the phrase.

I am very happy with my set of three posters I have created, I feel that I have stook to my design brief and all the research and experimentation I have done has helped me throughout this project. I have taken on board all the feedback I have received from tutors and fellow class mates, which has helped me towards achieving a professional set of print work for my client.

As you can see from looking at my work I have spent a lot of time experimenting with different ways of presenting my text before I have found the best look for them.

I wanted to incorporate by own photographs within the print work, which I have been able to achieve successfully.

Throughout this project I have always referred back to the design brief and the timetable I have set out for myself. Alongside this I have done a weekly planner to keep me on track as well as having a clear plan set out for each week I wanted to achieve with this live brief.

I also also been able to add data information I have collected over my duration at college such as how many hours I have spent in college, at home and on placement/work developing my skill. This information also fits in well with the phrase I have used.

 

I am overall very happy with the final posters, and feel that I have achieved every thing that I have sent out for myself.

 

BOOKS I HAVE READ,

Charlotte & Peter Fiell., 2005. Graphic design: for the 21st century. Italy : TASCHEN.

Robert Klanten., N. Bourquin, S. Ehmann 2008. Data Flow: visualising information in graphic design. Berlin : GESTALTEN

John O’Reilly., 2002. No Brief: Graphic Designers: Personal Projects., Singapore:ROTOVISION

Peter Hall., 2001. Sagmeister., China: ABRAMS

 

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