• studio diary

    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…

  • studio diary

    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…

  • studio diary

    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…

  • studio diary

    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…

  • studio diary

    Course Induction & Matriculation | Art School Diary #1

    I am starting a graphic design course at art school. There has been a lot of hard work which has got me to this point. So I thought I would share my whole art school experience. I’m hoping to make this a weekly thing but we shall have to see about that. My first week at art school was a soft introduction. Technically it was freshers week so I should have been out partying or something. Unfortunately, I’m not into that sort of thing. COURSE INDUCTION The week started out with course inductions. I went to a talk for all the Communication Design students, then a more specific talk for…