Monday, 22 May 2017
Make It In Design
Another reason for being quiet on the blogging front is that I've been following Make It In Design, Module 2, 'Creating Your Professional Identity'. I've loved doing this course and am still creating my logo and business stationery for it. It's made me do a bit of soul searching about where I want to go with my designing ... It's a fabulous course for helping you get to the nitty gritty of who you really are as an individual. I've been able to take up where I left off at art school years ago ... it was all about drawing and creating then, which is ok but not so hot for preparing you for the business world! This course and the preceding one 'Designing Your Way' which I took last year are great for this. I am planning to do the next instalment, Module 3, 'Monetising Your Designs' next year. In the meantime, I have lots of time to practice, get proficient with Photoshop and organise my portfolios. I'm glad that I've kept all the art I've every done over the years ... This photobook was created using some of it as well as more recent work. I've learned how to mock up my ideas on to products which really brings the work to life and shows how it can be used commercially. The company that made the book is Saal Digital. I took advantage of an Instagram offer to create the book and thought it would be a good way of having a go at making a 'Look Book'. I'm really pleased with the quality of it and wouldn't hesitate to use them again.