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    Project Briefs & Lectures | Art School Diary #2

    Week 1 of university was an easy introduction. I got my first brief and went to my first lecture. I really thought the whole experience was going to be something new. I’m quite surprised to say its very similar to what I was doing at college. PROJECT BRIEF At the start of the week, I got my first project brief. I don’t really know what I expected. Maybe because its university I was expecting something harder. But the first brief is almost exactly like the briefs I worked on at college. They aren’t just similar, the wording in some parts is exactly the same. I’m feeling a lot more confident…

  • personal

    Looking Back On 2018 & My 2019 Goals

    2018 has been a year of changes and trying out new things. For once I’m not going to say that really cliched 2017 feels like it was just a month ago. I’ve packed a whole lot of stuff into the year. But honestly, I’m having an existential crisis over the fact 2020 is just a year away. LOOKING BACK ON 2018 UNIVERSITY One of what I would consider the biggest things about 2018 was the fact I got a place at university. I’ve been working towards this goal for so long. Its strange knowing I’m now at this point. Looking back just a few years ago I didn’t think I…

  • art & design

    Celebrating David Bowie Using Typography

    Today I am going to share the process I went through while working on my final project for college. This course didn’t have any exams, so my final mark was totally dependent on this project. There was a number to choose from but when I found out one particular project was to “celebrate the songs of David Bowie using typography” I knew I had to do it. I’ve been a fan of David Bowie since I was a child. I still have a copy of that Best of Bowie CD from 2002 so my dad must have introduced me to it around then. Already being a fan of Bowie made…

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    My Must Have Art and Design Supplies

    Today I thought I would share a few of my must-have art and design supplies. As a graphic designer, there are a few items which I use in every project I work on. Some are things I which help me with my creative process, like watercolour paints. Others are items required by my course, such as the sketchbooks which show my thought process. MY MUST HAVE ART AND DESIGN SUPPLIES SKETCHBOOKS Sketchbooks are probably one of the most important art and design supplies which I use. In the last year, I’ve bought at least 15 sketchbooks. The type and size depend on the project I’m working on. If it is…

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    Getting Rejected From Glasgow School of Art

    In December of last year, I started applying to university, one of the places I applied to was Glasgow School of Art. If you’ve read the title of this post you may already know that I didn’t get a place. A lot of people assumed I was going to be quite upset about this but honestly looking back I’m quite happy about the whole situation. I should also point out right now, I have a place on a course. Don’t feel mad for me getting rejected (cause I’m not). APPLYING TO GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART In going to start by explaining how applying to art courses work because it’s a…