After what seems like a lifetime of Netflix and chilling over Christmas, binge watching everything and anything, I have finally started university again yippee! After being introduced to all my new modules I am literally so bloody excited to crack on with everything as there’s so much potential for me to create some amazing work for my portfolio.
On Tuesdays I now have a module called Negotiated Projects with a new lecturer called Kate Jessop. Her work is right up my street, as she makes illustrated animations and short films, which I’ve always wanted to try out and experiment with. In this module I am required to create a thirty second title sequence for a book that hasn’t been made into a movie yet using After Effects, which I will learn through some valuable workshops. We were shown plenty of examples in our first lecture (Catch Me If You Can and A Series of Unfortunate Events) so I am really eager to start creating artwork for my chosen book which is called Maresi.
On Wednesdays my second module is called Designing for Interaction where I am required, in a group, to design, prototype and pitch an interactive/digital ‘screen-based’ companion to an existing piece of “old” media e.g a book, magazine, movie or a broadcast TV or radio show. I am in a group with Zein and Sharo who are excellent designers both specialising in digital design. Our idea is to use QR codes within a children’s book that allows readers to do activities relating to the book’s content through a unique app.
Finally, on Thursdays my final module is Professional Graphic Design Practise so I will be learning vital skills on how to understand past and present trends in Graphic Design. For this module I am required to research previous decades and analyse designers and their work. I have chosen to research the 1950s, 1970s and 2000s, through a series of sketchbook pages designed to suit their chosen era. I am really excited to start wokring on this as I love to create themed sketchbook pages and all research is great for expanding my knowledge. This is a little moodboard I created below about the 1970s!