Category Archives: Graphic Design

Selecting work for assessment…

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the process of selecting work for the portfolio part of the assessment. I found this challenging at first, it’s easy to look at a whole module’s worth of work and feel overwhelmed. But I guess I had a couple of guiding thoughts to begin with.

1. Finding work that was of high standard (displayed the best of my ability)

2. Choosing pieces that reflected my emerging sense of a ‘personal voice’ – for me that would be mixed media pieces, work that has a hand drawn/illustrative quality, a sense of fun and playful use of colour.

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Assignment 5: Your Choice pt.3

Following my tutors report and some feedback from a friend on my critique page (see link to post below) I wanted to make some changes to my book cover designs before sending them off for formal assessment.


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Critiquing Assignment 5: Your choice

I realise that earlier in the module I asked people to come and comment on my work whilst it was in progress. This was to help bring a form of constructive criticism to help shape my work and give stronger outcomes.

I realise that this critique was missing for my final assignment of the module and wanted to ask a group of friends/creative people to comment on my final assignment…

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Assignment 5: Your choice – pt.2

I wanted to create a two part post about this assignment because it felt like a two stage process. The first stage was creating all covers for the book series. The second stage involved creating an introductory chapter for the book based on typography.

The brief stipulated that it needed to be referred to as ‘A is for…’ and didn’t need to be a conventional test book. It had to be at least 4 pages long and visually appealing to attract young people into wanting to buy the book…

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