The design aesthetic for this student project owes much to the textiles of William Morris. My campaign evolved from the idea that the Old Mill could have been a converted textile mill. You can see the individual logo designs in my previous post.
The diary pages are from a journal I designed for my Design & Arts College exhibition in 2012. Two years of research, ideas, word maps and sketches had to be reduced to a mere 72 pages. It was no easy task but I now have a beautiful, professionally bound diary that I’ll always treasure.
My husband had a significant birthday this week. As some of you know, we perform regularly at a local open mic night. What is not widely known, however, is how much of a diva my darling can be when we’re learning songs. He is very talented. I’m in awe of his ability to hear a song, pick up a guitar and play it. Beautifully. Nonetheless, he is at times a DIVA — Demanding, Irrational, Volatile and Antagonistic.
So I painted this tee shirt for his birthday.
Perhaps I should add that he not only approved the design prior to painting, he also couldn’t wait to wear it to open mic night! Happy birthday, my darling Diva : )
Student project: Chef logo, labels and magazine advertising campaign. Background images used in the ads are courtesy of the Internet.
Student project to design the logos, labels and menu (among other things) for a fictional bar and brewery. My campaign evolved from the idea of the Old Mill being a converted textile mill. The illustrations were inspired by the textiles of William Morris.
Client project: logo for Access Broadcast News, a media-monitoring company in Wellington. Website by Ocular.
Student project: photography, incorporating various drawing projects.
One of my favourite projects was a booklet based on Stefan Sagmeister’s ‘Things I have learned in my life so far’ book. My lesson: “You don’t have to be like everybody else”. ELSE was written using an LED torch, a tripod and an eight-second exposure.
Student project to design a cover for a book about the beat poets. We were directed to use found images and a limited colour palette. I used paper collage, deconstructed poetry, an acetone printing technique and watercolour.
Student project: peer interview and editorial suitable for IdN magazine. The editorial had to include a particular style of digital illustration, combining photography and watercolour. My classmate, Punch, is a very talented illustrator from Thailand.
EARTHQUAKE February 22nd, 2011
Christchurch hadn’t really stopped shaking for months, ever since September’s 7.1 quake. But this one was different and took us by surprise. Again. It was officially a 6.3 magnitude earthquake and yet it did much more damage: 185 people died and the Canterbury landscape changed forever.
Student project: an editorial about my experience of the Christchurch earthquakes. D&A is one of many buildings damaged and imprisoned in the Red Zone cordon and has now been added to the city’s ‘partial demolish’ list.