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Self branding and Portfolio

To keep the research on how other artists create their visual identities I head to behance – the best place to share and inspire others with your work. I […]

A PRACTICE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE / HOTHOUSE

admin / April 25, 2016 / Visual Research and Blog
Talk received by an amazing duo Emma & Kirsty that started off together and now own the creative studio A Practice for Everyday Life. They talked about meeting first […]

LAKWENA / HOTHOUSE TALK

admin / April 25, 2016 / Visual Research and Blog
Talk for the Visual Communication cluster from the talented LAKWENA. About facing the lack of materials and how she got her career kickstart handling most of the design processes […]

AMAZING FREE E-BOOK FINDINGS FOR CREATIVE DESIGN BOOST

Sharing the glory of the freebies! Great findings of free published books to boost the process of books for visual identity and many other work created along side the […]

Handwriting study and type usage within the publishing

admin / April 25, 2016 / Visual Research and Blog
The whole last week I dedicated to study the art of calligraphy, playing with the different sizes of the pen also a thinking on the type to use […]

5 Tools Everyone In The Creative Design Industry Should Be Using

Everyday, creative designers like the fine individuals at London Metropolitan University face a diverse array of challenges in how they can communicate an idea to the letter. To […]

THE STRANGE TALE OF THE ALDGATE STATION GHOST

admin / April 14, 2016 / Visual Research and Blog
FMP work inspiration and conclusion of what to work towards the final major piece and visual research.

Body as a moving story

admin / April 12, 2016 / Visual Research and Blog
FMP focus is based on the body and mind, looking at the light source to project the story of changing and going through different stages of emotions or actions.

EDITORIAL

admin / April 2, 2016 / Visual Research and Blog
The Strange Tale of the Aldgate Ghost

SECRET 7

  Covering the tracks!

WORDS & PICTURES

admin / March 25, 2016 / Visual Research and Blog
Researching editorial illustration artists and their work in newspapers, magazines and online articles.

D&AD NEW BLOOD AWARDS 2016

admin / March 22, 2016 / Design Competition
BREAK NEW GROUND IN BEAUTY BRANDING!

ANIMATION WORKSHOP

admin / February 17, 2016 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
Stop frame animations using willow charcoal + eraser and mobile phone camera during the moving image workshop.  

VISIT : HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION

admin / February 16, 2016 / Visual Research and Blog
Comix Creatix: 100 Women Making Comics +  David Lemm: Mapping King’s Cross.

PRINTMAKING / DIGITAL AND MOVING IMAGE

admin / February 9, 2016 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
Looking at the digital processes and moving image (animation, film) and how they are used to tell a story.

POSTER : GIRLFRIEND IN A COMMA / SCREEN PRINTING

Poster project based on the poetry and music event Girlfriend in a Comma at the Full Stop cafe/bar in the heart of Brick Lane.

JOE CRUZ / HOTHOUSE TALK

admin / February 2, 2016 / Uncategorized
http://jcruz.co.uk

PRINT : TASK 1

Sketching contemporary, 20th and 18th century posters that use illustration.

PENGUIN DESIGN AWARDS

‘Adult Non-Fiction’ cover award for the book ’How to be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran. 

PRINT : RESEARCH

Finding examples of posters that communicates something in a visual or typographic way.

PRINT

‘Poster design is an art with a very rich history, helping to inform people, advertise products and to start revolutions’ ,- Introduction to the Brief 1

THE BRILLIANCE OF COINCIDENCE

admin / December 3, 2015 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
Through out the editions brief I have decided to screen print illustrations on the tote bags. But as always, the end result is far from the plan.

SCREEN PRINTED TOTE BAGS BRAINSTORMING & INSPIRATION

admin / December 1, 2015 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
After today’s tutorials and brainstorming over the design I started looking at the examples of other tote bags that would include maps and things about the other areas.

WORLD GOES POP

A review of the exhibition seen at the Tate Modern on friday the 20th of November with the talented tutor from design competition module Cecilie Barstad. Sketches + […]

SARAH BORIS / HOTHOUSE TALK

admin / November 30, 2015 / Uncategorized
On a running series of Hothouse talk’s this time we had a talented graphic designer and artist Sarah Boris.

COLLAGE

admin / November 28, 2015 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
Making collages with one of the Local Universe tutors Emily Evans. Cutting out images, using paint and loads of photocopies.

‘MO’ GOES BEHANCE

admin / November 23, 2015 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
Click here to view the live project based on the first character created based on the people who live in the local universe.

SUNDAY’S CHARACTER GIF MAKING INSPIRATION

admin / November 22, 2015 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
EMANUEL COLOMBO an artist of amazing and bubbly animated characters from Milan, Italy. His work is the type of design I am aiming for in my designs. The simplicity and pop […]

EDITION / CHARACTER GIF

admin / November 21, 2015 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
A starting journey of creating a series of narrative gif’s for one of the characters based on the local universe.

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admin / November 21, 2015 / Design, Drawing
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EDITIONS

admin / November 20, 2015 / Project 5, Visual Research and Blog
Live project with a real audience. A creation of edition.

GETTING WEIRD TASK 3 / ‘THE LIFE OF A CHICKEN BOX’

admin / November 20, 2015 / Project 4, Visual Research and Blog
Final piece/outcome, comic book inspired by a chicken box after seen in a train station on the way home.

LIK + NEON & YCN

admin / November 10, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
Documentation of Tuesday visits to chosen galleries and favourite pieces.

GETTING WEIRD / TASK 2 PROCESS

admin / November 8, 2015 / Project 4, Visual Research and Blog
Inventing/imagining a narrative form one of the ‘strange things’ which happened to be a graphic novel about the ‘Life of a Chicken Box’. 

GETTING WEIRD / TASK 1

admin / November 8, 2015 / Project 4, Visual Research and Blog
Looking beyond and turning attention for something strange, unusual, the forgotten or accidental in our local universe. Discovering key holes and chicken boxes.

PAUL JENKINS / HOTHOUSE TALK

admin / November 6, 2015 / Uncategorized
Talk session with the founder and creative director of the ‘Triple Double’.

SIGN LANGUAGE / TASK 2

admin / November 6, 2015 / Project 3, Visual Research and Blog
Creating own designed sign to replace the old one.

KICKSTARTER VIDEO PROGRESS

Class progress in communicating everyone’s ideas on their kickstarter video project.

KICKSTARTER INSPIRATION

ZINESTER by Harrison Thane “There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” — Arundathi Roy

Portfolio talk, brief and inspiration

On friday Cecilie gave us an informative talk on how to prepare our portfolio in it’s best shape. New brief to make a video and my inspirations so […]

SIGN LANGUAGE / TASK 1

admin / November 1, 2015 / Project 3, Visual Research and Blog
Taking a closer look to the visual signage we’re surrounded in our local universe.

MINI BRIEF

admin / October 27, 2015 / Project 2, Visual Research and Blog
To draw a character from Local Universe 5 times I have used watercolours and then cropped them to make two new narratives.

TASK 3 / DRAWING A CHARACTER

admin / October 26, 2015 / Project 2, Visual Research and Blog
For this task we had to choose someone else’s interview and try to build a picture of the interviewee.

TASK 2 / INTERVIEW

admin / October 26, 2015 / Project 2, Visual Research and Blog
Interview and a research of a person in the Local Universe.

PRESENTATIONS AND PITCHING

A talk and exercise bringing up examples about presentation techniques and identifying tasks with Ricardo Eversley. 

TASK 1 / PEOPLE

admin / October 21, 2015 / Project 2, Visual Research and Blog
Looking at the people in the area.

TUESDAY WORKSHOP

admin / October 21, 2015 / Project 1, Visual Research and Blog
BUILDING THREE DIMENSIONAL MODEL During this task we were creating our own mini representation of the built environment.

WORKSHOP

admin / October 21, 2015 / Project 1, Visual Research and Blog
Conveying collected sketches and materials, using sketchbook as a reference drawing and painting buildings.

SUNDAY’S LOCAL UNIVERSE IN LINES

admin / October 18, 2015 / Project 1, Visual Research and Blog
This Sunday I’ve decided to take a walk around my local universe to explore document and observe it’s buildings.

IT’S NICE THAT / HOTHOUSE TALK

admin / October 17, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
The very first HOTHOUSE talk by Emily Gosling, an online editor at It’s Nice That. About the wide audience, inspirational flow, events, daily posts and communication.

PORTFOLIO SURGERY

admin / October 16, 2015 / Design Competition
01 / PORTFOLIOS & PRESENTATION An inspiring talk by Cecilie Barstad. Exercise / workshop to kickstart lessons about improving portfolio and presentation skills.

LOCAL UNIVERSE

admin / October 14, 2015 / Project 1, Visual Research and Blog
PROJECT I BUILDINGS First term of the studio Local Universe is a period of observations, lots of sketches and collecting material that will be a useful starting point for […]

CREATING OUR OWN STUDIO

admin / October 9, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
‘LOCAL UNIVERSE’ Thinking about the collective and inspirational space, equipment use and environment of the studio.

DOUGIE WALLACE

admin / October 7, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
@THEPRINTSPACE Visit of ‘THEPRINTSPACE’ gallery.  

THE STUDIO VISIT

admin / October 7, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
HEATHER MCDONOUGH Visiting creative working space of one of the curators for ‘Local Universe’ studio at the London Metropolitan University and a fine art photographer.

THE STUDIO VISIT

admin / October 7, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
CLARA LACY Clara Lacy has a BA Hons in Illustration from Camberwell College of Art. On the morning of 6th October, we had a chance to visit her […]

WEEK 2: STUDIO CULTURE WEEK

admin / October 7, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
EMILY’S TALK Presentation of studio visits and spaces.

ANIMATION

admin / October 3, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
KIERON’S TALK This quick session was to explain the process of creating a puppet for animation purposes.

WEEK 1: PHOTOGRAPHY TALK

admin / October 2, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
HOW IT WORKS. PURPOSE + LIGHTING. SET UP + CONSIDERATION A talk by fine art photographer Heather McDonough on setting up a camera space and lighting for a different […]

WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION

admin / October 1, 2015 / Uncategorized
STUDIO 17: KNOWING AUDIENCES Term ‘knowing audiences’ can be understood both ways – to know and understand an audience or the audiences knowing/being aware of something.

SETTING UP A BLOG

admin / October 1, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
RICARDO’S TALK A talk and talk through step-by-step on getting a website/blog set up for teaching and learning.

DESIGN SMINT POSTER

admin / October 1, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
FRESH TO IMPRESS This year SMINT is giving an opportunity for all the creatives to design a poster for them which would be placed in different locations across […]

CONTAINING NOISE

admin / September 30, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
MATTHEW’S TALK Matthew’s talk has been really aspiring in a chance to see compare and discuss different designs of a record sleeves. Some of the main key points […]

VISUAL RESEARCH AND BLOG WEEK

admin / September 30, 2015 / Visual Research and Blog
SARA’S TALK Sara made a clear talk through on how the visual research and blogging principles are processed. We also went through how to document, reflect, design and […]

http://www.Kingslayer.com

admin / September 9, 2015 / Design, Drawing
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Dominance, Focal Points And Hierarchy

admin / September 8, 2015 / Mobile, UX Graphics
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How To Keep Framework Development Simple

admin / July 28, 2015 / Media, Video
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Putting Mobile Back End As A Service Into Practice

admin / July 13, 2015 / Design
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Assessing Mobile Usability With Google Tools

admin / June 3, 2015 / Design, UI
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Conducting User Research in Other Countries

admin / May 28, 2015 / Mobile, UX Graphics
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Harnessing Flexbox For Today’s Web Apps

admin / March 8, 2015 / Apps, Web
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