How I have created my work

I first open the image I wanted to use in Photoshop, using the quick selection tool I draw around the image of myself. Once I selected the area I then inverted the image and made alterations on refine edge.

I have made the background layer green, then I added a gradient layer (from blue to green) which I then was able to add this to the photograph layer by using a clipping mask. The effect I have used is know as duotone, what also help is the quality of the image is good.


All the information I have used within the poster work I have collected such as photographic I have taken, I have used feedback which is on my college account, Course information, blog information and time spent developing my skills.

Final posters

Never Give Up On Your Dreams – Poster

This posters is about never giving up on your dreams not matter how difficult it can get. Some times you just need to persevere as only you can change your life.  For me this is about having to work and juggle college at the same time. And that is what  the below posters saying.


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Information I have added

(The information I have used are the name of the units I have covered in college).

Image manipulation using computer application

Extending specialist techniques

Graphic image making

Personal and professional development

Application, exploration and realisation

Promoting art and design work

Visual recording

Digital story telling

2D Animation production

Ideas and concepts

Principles of software design and development

Website design

Motion graphic and compositing video

Materials, techniques and processes

Contextual influences

Computer in art and design

(The below information runs along the top of the posters showing, years I was in college, work and Uni ).

City of Liverpool College                              Work                                        Liverpool Hope Uni

2015/17                                                             2003/17                                    2005/11


Hard Work Pays Off – Poster

This posters is about “hard work pays off”, whiles working two/three jobs I was in college studying graphic design. This posters shows the amount of time I have spent developing my skills to get me the job I want. This poster also show the dedication and sacrifice I have done over the two years to where it has gotten me now. Such as work placement I have done in my own time.


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Information I have added

(The information I have used are the name of my blog titles on WordPress).

Logo Branding

Portfolio/ CV/ Cover letter

Screen printing


Aspect ratio

Frame rate


What is motion graphic?

What is video compositing?

What is compression?

What is compression?

After effects

Hidden worlds


Final major project

Skrillex and diplo – “where are ü now” with Justin – Bieber (office video)

The 100 (TV series) / title sequence

The man from u.n.c.l.e – opening titles

The shannara chronicles opening credits

Bupa emma tv advert

E4 : current idents : cafe blimey ident

MTV hits – idents

Sony bravia tv advert

Calvin Harris – my way (lyric video)

Guardians of the galaxy

Tron: legacy official trailer

Semi-permanent 2015 opening titles

Créditos festival inspirational 2014 – pieza del

(The below information runs along the top of the posters showing the hours I have put into developing my skills).

Skill developed                Skill developed                 Skill developed on

at College                          at Home                              Placements and Work

2015/16 – H496                 2015/16 – H327                   2015/16 – H402

2016/17 – H465                 2016/17 – H293                   2016/17 – H355


Think Positive – poster

This posters is about “Think Positive”, I am a strong believer that if you think positive you can get your self out of any situation and that is what I am saying with the below poster. I have used feedback which mentioned about me being dyslexic this is a big part of how I am and that I an proud of being dyslexic and that I never let it hold me back.

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Information I have added

(The information I have used is feedback I have received from my teacher over my 2 years of study).


Progress to Date

Debra is developing her production work in areas of graphic design and illustration.

There has been a noticeable improvement in the quality of work, its reflecting industry standard and Debra has shown a greater confidence and understanding in all areas of visual communication.

Tutor Comments

Debra is a hard working student, focused and ambitious. She is growing more confident in her ability to produce graphic design work to a high standard. We are predicting that Debra will gain very high grades this year.

I have asked if Debra needs additional support for dyslexia, but she feels confident without any additional support.

(The below information runs along the top of the posters are places I have worked during being at college).

Morrisons                Liverpool Hope Uni                  Passport Office

2003/17                     2015/16                                        2015/17


I like the information I have chosen to use on my posters work because it is personal to me and show the dedication and time I have put into developing my graphic design skills. And on each poster all the information is different and tells a story. Also they relate to the phrase on the posters as well as the symbols I have incorporated in the poster work. I was inspired by Nicholas Felton work were he used collected information such as places he has visited and the duration spent there. I wanted to try and emulate this within my own work which I feel that I have been able to achieve. By adding this personal information I have the work more depth and meaning.

All three of the posters show my life experience hard-won wisdom which was the aim of this personal development project.

When you look at the layout of the posters they do have a grid like structure to them in the way swiss art does.


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