Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Cresta Court Brochure

As my placement was over at ADZ Studios, the Cresta Court Brochure was completed and sent to the client for one final look. I look back on the design and now, I would probably change some things to it. Overall, i felt at the time it was a right decision to go ahead with the completed design as the main objective was pleasing the client.

Marian Bantjes

On the degree, my recent brief is to design a visual identity and range of promotional materials for a type museum and gallery. The target audience in relation to the brief are designers, school children and tourists. The main objective of the brief is to work with typography. While researching for inspiration, I was lucky to come across a female typographer called Marian Bantjes. I found her work with type and different materials fantastic and will use some of the techniques from her work in my designs.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

ADZ Studio's. 8 Week Placement

During my time on the HND, I wanted to get an insight on what the industry was like in a design environment. I wanted to see a real life studio with live briefs and designers dealing with day-to-day problems with clients. To do this, I asked my tutor how I would go about getting the opportunity. I was advised to look up some local design agency’s in my area and contact them ether by phone or e-mail. I decided do both for ten local design studios in Manchester and I was lucky to get a positive response from ADZ Media. I decided to phone ADZ and spoke to Michael Dandy, the Creative Director. Michael was happy for me to come down and show my work and maybe agreeing some kind of one-day a week placement. The agency was based in Whitefield close to Bury, which was easy for me to get to in the morning. When I arrived, Michael introduced himself and sat me down looking through my portfolio. He was impressed with my work and offered me the opportunity for an eight-week placement every Friday. I decided to make a diary of my time at ADZ and was very pleased with the friends I met and the knowledge I was lucky to learn.