• art & design

    Building A Design Portfolio With Briefbox

    Today I want to talk a little bit about Briefbox. This is a website I discovered about a year ago offering project briefs for designers to work on. You don’t get anything for doing them, but they are good to do in spare time or if you want to build your design skills. I’ve actually recommended this site to a few of my classmates as a way to continue building their portfolio. ABOUT BRIEFBOX Briefbox is a website started by a group of designers. It offers design and illustration briefs which can help designers work on their skills and build a portfolio. The real advantage of using Briefbox is that…

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    Chronic Illness & Coursework | Art School Diary #4

    This week I became what I would describe as a proper university student. That was because instead of doing coursework I choose to play the Playstation for two days. I did have what I would consider a good reason for doing this. But if I’m honest I would still rather be playing the Playstation than writing this. CHRONIC ILLNESS PROBLEMS On Monday my Chronic Fatigue got pretty bad, pretty quick. I was fine over lunch but by 3 o’clock I had no energy and decided to just go home. It’s annoying because there wasn’t really a reason for my CFS getting bad. The week before had been pretty stressful but…

  • stationery

    Papergang Unboxing | December & January

    Today I have two Papergang boxes to share. I’m getting a little behind when with my Papergang posts so I thought I would merge two boxes together. This was the December 2018 and January 2019 boxes. If you’ve never heard of Papergang before this is a stationery subscription service run by Ohh Deer. The Papergang boxes cost £10 with £2 postage to the UK, international shipping costs more. PAPERGANG DECEMBER & JANUARY UNBOXING DECEMBER The illustrations for the December Papergang box were created by Keiko Broadeur. Keiko is a US-based illustrator who began making illustrated paper goods in 2009 after graduating with a graphic design degree. She also runs the…

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    HeyTibbs | Papergang Subscription Box

    Today I’m going to be unboxing the October 2018 Papergang subscription. This box was a little different than usual because Papergang ran a competition to be the featured illustrator for this box. The winner being HeyTibbs, an illustrator from Eastbourne. HEYTIBBS PAPERGANG BOX Papergang is a stationery subscription service run by Ohh Deer. Each month Ohh Deer choose an illustrator to create artwork which will be featured on various stationery items. In the past, these have been quite well-known illustrators, like Iraville and Gemma Correll. This box was a little different. At the start of 2018 Papergang ran a competition where artists could submit designs and the best would have…

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    A Review Of My Art & Design Work From 2018

    Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen a number of artists look back at the work they did in 2018. I might be running a little late but I think my art massively improved during 2018. Between working on a portfolio to use for art school and trying out new techniques like screen printing and cyanotype. I created a huge amount of work in 2018 which I’m really proud of. So today I thought I would share some of my art & design work from the last year. MY ART & DESIGN WORK FROM 2018 ABSTRACT ART Throughout 2018 I spent time working with texture and mark making. Creating pieces…