This is a small example of some of the work that I have been doing as a part of my university projects.
Cardiff School of Art & Design
With this project we were all given a choice of different books, we were then asked to analyse and design both the first and last chapter of the selected books. This project took long time but with sticking with the colour scheme offered, white and black I believe that it gives essence to the feel of Dracula as a novel. I used a variation of standard and expressive typography.
This project was very helpful because we got to develop our own brands and in terms this lead to me developing Cwtch Creations, my own company. I have always had a passion for branding and it was goof to be able to apple the brand throughout a variety of different media platforms. The Craft & Kin project outcomes have been some of my favourite outcomes from my entire time in uni.
Psycho-Geography was a part of our Field project and it was a project that enabled us to become very personal, it asked that express a place or journey using sensory feelings rather than physical geographical locations. I had lots of fun doing this project.
I decided to do a board game version of "might out" in my hometown of Aberystwyth.
Penguin Book Cover 19 & 20
2019//As a year group we all were offered the chance to apply for the "Penguin Book Cover Design" competition, there were three different categories to choose from and I ended us choosing the children's category and had to design a book cover to R.J Palacio's Wonder.
2020// I decided to go for the children's book cover design again but this time the title was "Goodnight Mr. Tom"fit was a story familiar to me.
In our final project of the year we got topics that we had to tackle and come up with a solution for, my topic was medication review and my aim was to make as many people as possible aware and persuade them to book their medication review. I did this by creating an informative booklet that could be distributed.
As our second part of our field project we had to create a graphic novel from scratch and I decided to take the approach f making an education graphic novel about raising awareness of PTSD.
We had to work as a part of a group, but not only with fellow Graphics students but students from all different art and design subjects, our goal was to create an identity and location based on a (DIS)topia, we had to design everything from the people, to the houses, to the shops and flags.
Design As Activism
In groups we had to all think of some solutions to problems that are currently effecting our society, we as a group decided to tackle the the death penalty and made a camping to abolish it, we did this via making an online presence and a poster campaign.
I decided that out of all of the competition that we had the choice to choose between that I would opt for doing an ISTD - Significance of Numbers. I decided to play with a theme that was close to my heart and personal in the hopes to make it more unique to me.
Criticality initially sent me into a head spin I had no idea where to go and what I wanted to do. I initially remembered some examples and I knewthat I liked the way the "alternative job descriptions" worked I liked the fact that they were so obviously fake and sarcastic yet they held their own and enlightened issues within the world of work.
We thought the hard part would be the writing of our dissertation, but we were yet to come across the ideation of how we wanted to design it! I decided to conform to stereotypes in the way that my dissertation theme explore, blue for boys, pink for girls.
Design For Real Life
The most important thing to showcase in this campaign is that not all disabilities are detectable at first glance, some are invisible. This campaign is educating everyone on invisible disabilities, even those that suffer with one themselves, as even they can forget and pass judgement sometimes.
During our time on the project we heard some horrific stories of people being physically and verbally abused for using accessible toilets due to the hidden nature of their disabilities being hidden.
They all had a right to use this space, as they had hidden disabilities.
While the people who try to ‘police’ disabled toilets sometimes
believe they are being allies by trying to make sure facilities are
not being abused, there is a huge misunderstanding that having
a disability must mean having a visible physical impairment
The team and I designed new toilet signage, requested by the
Pelican and Respond Healthcare team, that would be inclusive
of everyone, regardless of what disability they may have.
We also created a campaign called Let Us In — which has since
been changed to ‘Be The Change’ suggested by our client. It’s all about accessibility, acceptance and a community. It emphasised
the need for change surrounding education on disabilities.
We are excited to take you on a journey through time to experience the different ideals of beauty, an perceptions of beauty, you can experience how drastically and often that the trends change.
We will also bring you the reality of body image and how its affecting everyday health, not just in women, or a younger audience but everyone.
Our campaigns main goal is to address the forever growing mental health issues that have been associated with body image, we aim to do this by showing past examples of beauty and to emphasise that beauty if forever changing - perfection is every changing.