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    Reading Week & GDFS | Art School Diary #7

    Reading week is where you don’t have any lectures or tutorials timetabled. You’re meant to take this free time to catch up on work and any personal things needing to be done. Of course, I went into this week with the intention I would catch up on work. As you can probably guess, I got zero work done all week. READING WEEK I didn’t even do much over the reading week and looking back I still feel like I could use another week off just to recover from it. There was a list of things I would be doing with my free time. I was going to get started on…

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    A New Design Brief | Art School Diary #6

    I was a little naughty this week and decided to skip a few days of class. There was a good reason for it and I didn’t actually miss any coursework. I have a feeling there are going to be a number of weeks like this. Laying out type in Adobe Illustrator isn’t very interesting compared to designing models and working in the photo studios. NEW PROJECT BRIEF I’m getting to the point where I’m a little bored of this project. It started in week 1 and it isn’t to be handed in till week 7. That’s a really long time for a project of this kind. It probably doesn’t help…

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    Under Camera Artwork | Art School Diary #5

    This was a pretty easy going week. I got to try out a few of the workshops the art school has available. As well as finishing my model and learning more about the process of designing for the student magazine. UNDER CAMERA ARTWORK Last week I finished my model. Etching the design into acrylic using the laser cutters. This week I got my hands on a strip of LED lights to finish off my model. So with acrylic, you can shine light into the plastic. Any etched parts of the acrylic will light up when a light is passed through. I bought a cheap set of LED lights on Amazon…

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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…

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    The Lives Of Others | Art School Diary #3

    I’ve had a bit of a down week, as you will be able to see. A few stressful life events have meant I got anxious about uni. Which in turn made me question if I really should be doing what I am. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom. I’ve been joining a few design-related groups and getting inducted into various workshops and I found out I might be going to Amsterdam. THE LIVES OF OTHERS The first project at university was all about creating a film poster. Now, this is something I’ve done a number of times before. But I don’t get to choose the film this time. Which…