Branding Project

We had a brief at the beginning of this semester called “Brand Me”. As you know I’d created a wee brand at the end of my 2nd year to get my work out there more, so I used this project as a chance to push my branding forward more, taking the stronger elements forward and being more dynamic with the logo text.

This is the final business card below. I hand made these, printing onto three layers, each 210gsm inkjet paper; the front, the varnish middle and the back; then assembled them. It’s created a really nice thick card so I’m quite pleased with that!

 

 

So that’s that sorted for now 🙂 Also here’s my new portfolio site as part of the project too!
http://www.sinclairsdesigns.com

Over ‘n out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

 

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Mini Box Project

It’s been a looong time since I’ve posted a blog, been soo busy this semester, but the projects have been really good so far – shall have my finals up of them closer to the end of semester with some snapshots of the development process as well! 🙂

So this was a project assigned to all of Communication Design – we each had to decorate a cardboard box with whatever we wanted. These are going to be used to decorate/ cover up the windows of a new Grays School of Art pop up shop – “Offset 57” – at The Academy Centre on Belmont Street – whilst it’s getting glammed up and ready for it’s open night!

I decided to have a bit of fun with this project, and one of the ideas that popped into my head for this was Schrödinger’s cat.

Here’s a link if you cant to know who the hell that cat is…

… and yes I’d heard about this cat before TBBT! 😛 Oh, and I should probably add the experiment was theoretical – they never actually put a cat in a box.

So this is basically Schrö’s Cat bursting from the box, a tad manic, and a tad pissed off at his owner – fair nuff I think! The original illustration was kind of loosely based on Tom from Tom and Jerry, but as he got applied to the box, he became a little bit more “Crazy Alleyway Cat” – which I think is more fitting to the situation anyways…

We were given restrictions on the colour scheme, to create some form of unity a midst the different box designs – we were allowed to use Black, White, Grey & Silver – either all of them of just some of them. So I decided to paint the box a base black colour and then illustrate my cat in white with grey highlights using paint markers.

So here’s the process…

                                   Applying the base coat.

 

Sketching out the illustrations…

 

… and creating their placement on the box.

 

Applying the white line…

 

… and adding the highlights in grey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that’s it, all I need to do is apply some tape to the inside of the box to strengthen it and then cover any bits of card still showing through! Shall post near Crimbo!

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xxx

Magazine Finito!

Tonight I finished off my summer project for uni – It’s all printed off and stapled up for the 25th September! 

It’s printed onto HP Inkjet 180gsm, matte, double sided coated (which is perfect for double sided printing) A3 paper.

180gsm is a heavier paper than your average mag’ paper, but it soaks up the ink great, with vibrant, detailed print offs – not dull like a 90gsm print off.

To refresh our memories, here’s the concept behind “Notice!”:

It’s about issues in the 21st century creative world, as well as each week having an article about a new rising star in the creative industry – but on a retro platform, think 40s – 60s mish mashed with new stuff!

Since that original concept, it has changed slightly. I wanted the magazine to be accessible to more than just people who are studying – or are already part of – the creative industry. It had to be something that anyone could pick up and they would understand pretty much all of it, and learn about the industry today.

Hopefully I’ve achieved that during the process of this project.

Here’s some pictures of the final magazine, it was a bit harder to photograph as I got further through the mag, pages kept turning, so some of them are photographed as best as possible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you liked seeing some of the final pages!

Over ‘n out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

Back to blogging

We have internet!!!

After nearly a month in our new digs, it has been set up (love how the earliest the company could deal with it was 29 days into our moving – sigh – oh wells!).

Mix that with a broken bone (the metatarsal, basically it’s in the foot, and it’s scuppered my big toe) and we have plenty o’ blogging and designing for the next 6 weeks!

So I’ve pretty much finished the mag, just waiting on my fancy paper in the post to print and construct it – hopefully after Friday I’ll be in a lighter cast and will be able to balance myself whilst using the printer – moving from my room to the kitchen’s an adventure in itself right now!

These images here are just some ideas, messing about with collage and photoshop – they’re kind of a spin-off from the mag – it really got me into chopping up old vintage stuff. However, in the mag, the imagery is used to represent the articles, here I’m mashing them up, mirroring images, and messing about with colour. It’s really just me having a bit of fun! Hope you like what I’ve done so far 🙂

I’ve got a few more things to post over the next couple of days, such as my summer “continuous line” drawings, some logo/ poster work I’ve done and my 5min sketchbook. Oh, and a pack of cards too.

Over ‘n out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

Crathes Castle

Whilst the parents were up visiting earlier this week, we went on a lil’ trip to one of the castles my mum is researching for her current project. So I took my camera with me and got a few shots – thought I’d share them with you!

Just a quick post today to keep ya updated! Got my Uni summer project – we have to create a ten page magazine – so I’ll be working on that and keeping you updated with that progress!

Over ‘n out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

Technicolor Seaside

What is that round bright thing in the sky?!?…

Aberdeen has finally got roastin’ hot, summer sunshine!!! So of course the beach has been the highlight of the week, and I thought I’d post some of my picks that I’ve been messing about with in PS…

… Clearly inspired by the manic colour in Green Day’s music vid “Basket Case” (incase you need reminding 😀  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUTGr5t3MoY)…

Anyways, that was just a quick lil’ update, doodling and sketching at the mo’ so I’ll probably post them up at some point inbetween work 🙂

Over ‘n out

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

Promo Packaging: The rest ‘o the picks!

So my internet’s being co-operative today… here’s the rest of the packaging pictures! These are of the postcards and their packaging, and the t-shirt rolled up/ opened out.

So that’s 2nd year of Uni over and done with for now … I’m off to the pub – cya!

graphicdesignandstuff

xxx

PS – Here’s the link to Eilidh’s animation 😀 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpXExZYMRT4&feature=youtu.be