Thursday, 29 December 2011

26 stories of Christmas (Grand Finale)

On boxing day this year 26 Stories of Christmas published its Grand Finale. I am so thankful that I was able to take part in this project. My paper illustration accompanied the story titled 'Flickering Away'. To read the story click on the first image. I was also featured on the LCC website, feeling pretty cool.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

That Christmassy feeling


It finally started today whilst making my Christmas cards. 


Countdown: 15 days

Thursday, 8 December 2011

German Design

I was lucky enough to have a long weekend in Germany, every time I go I always find some German Graphic Design to admire.

New Statesman

I finished my second internship at New Statesman last week. The 4 weeks went really first, and it's crazy to think how much I learned and did in such a short time. I really feel like I've experienced a role in an editorial design team. Really thankful for the opportunity.

A Big thank you to the New Statesman Arts Desk.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Internship at New Statesman (2)

I'm about to finish my third week at New Statesman magazine. I am absolutely loving it. I'm getting really valuable editorial and infographic experience. Okay I'm not getting paid, but the experience that I am getting in return is amazing. They give me a lot of responsibility and real things to work on which go into print every week. More than that, they give me credit for it in printed form. (Hoorah!)

The photos above is some work that I have done and have been published in the last two weeks. It was so exciting to see my name in print, I let out a squeak of excitement the first time I saw it!

If you are looking for a design internship, apply to New Statesman. You will have the chance to work with a great team and under guidance, produce work which goes out in print and on the web.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Visual Editions and the V&A

This Friday, I'm one of the 'Reader Outlouders' at the V&A. I'm not so great at public speaking, but I'm trying to get better at it.

So here it goes.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

John Lewis Christmas Advert

John Lewis has done it again, and have successfully tugged at those heart strings!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Design Intern: Kristine Omandap

This week was the first week my name will be appeared in the New Statesman supplement.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown: 6 weeks tomorrow

26 stories of Christmas

I'm lucky enough to be taking part in 26 stories of christmas.


Internship at New Statesman

So my first week at the New Statesman is over. I am loving it. Everyone is so friendly, and easy to get one with. Definetley a great place to work. So far I've done some infographics, picture research and now I'm designing a cover of next weeks supplement.

The picture about is the super cool entrance. I wanted to take a better view where you can see the whole corridor, but the secretary that could see me didn't seem too pleased.. 

I'm lovin' it.

11.11.11 Once in a Century

Yesterday was my 23rd Birthday.  


Thursday, 3 November 2011

Eye Magazine

After a long day at work yesterday, I came home to my delivery of eye magazine. I tweeted about it, and to my surprise, Eye Magazine 'favourited' and then re-tweeted my original tweet!

Still beaming about it all day, I then receive an email asking if they could use my photo in a blog post. Obviously I said yes as long as I get a credit. See the blog post here.

Feeling pretty cool right now.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Hyperactive Typography from A to Z

Whilst browsing the mediocre 'design' section in a small waterstones, I came across this little beauty.

It's clearly for hardcore typographers, but the fun, child-like style illustration is really appealing. Thanks to the beautiful illustrations I didn't immediately put the book down because I didn't know all the answers, I carried on flicking through looking at the different exercises. 

I don't know all the answers, but the fun nature of this book sure makes me want to learn more about typography so I can fill in the whole book.

This book is certainly going on my list!

Friday, 28 October 2011

The World at Seven Billion

One way of making yourself feel teeny tiny.

Image Credits:

Working at The Financial Times (Week 3)

I've just finished my third week working as an intern at the Financial Times on How to Spend it Magazine. I'm really enjoying it, and am learning new things on Photoshop and InDesign every day. Here is some of the online work. I get to photoshop pictures and design the layout for the website. I have done something for the 'Fine times' November issue, but because it hasn't been published yet, I cant show you.

I'm a little sad that its nearly over, but at the same excited that (hopefully) this will be the first of many internships over the next few months.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Cobweb Hotel

This is my earliest memory of animation. It's still my favourite cartoon. 

Good old fashion chivalry.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Working at The Financial Times

So my first week working as an intern at the Financial Times is almost up. I'm really enjoying it! My time there is split between design work and website work. Both which I'm really enjoying! Some of the Photoshop work is very challenging for the web images but there's nothing more I love than a challenge. It's a chance to learn something new!

I decided to crash a tutorial and visit some friends (Polly) and felt like all the things I was doing at FT was at warp speed compared to what they were doing at uni. It felt strange though. Thinking I could be doing that if i weren't interning at other places. I think that right now a change of pace is what I need.

The pictures above show the fantastic building which overlooks the thames. I love walking into this building. It makes me feel really grown up and a little bit cool (ha). I also have a pass which allows me to enter the building, It doesn't say 'The Financial Times' or has my face on it which was a shame. I'd certainly forfit my £5 deposit if it had only to keep it as something cool.

Thats also a picture of my desk at for this week. Its a mac connected to a dell screen? which is a little strange to me but I'm getting used to it. They also have these amazing chairs which I am in love with but cost almost £1000!!?

I also got an email today inviting me for an interview for early next week. Yay! 

Wish me luck!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Internship at the Financial Times

Monday is the first day of my Internship working on 'How to Spend it' at the Financial Times.
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Back to the Start

Stop-Motion Animation by Johnny Kelly
Music: "The Scientist" by Willie Nelson
Commissioned by Chipotle
See how it was made here

I really love this short film. It really hits home about how things have changed to meet the high demands of the 21st century. The craftsmanship is so polished, it almost looks like CGI. My favourite bits are the pigs, I really like the shape of them. 

The main point of this film is that although leading up to the 21st century, advances have been discovered and put into place and this has has a good effect and bettered our way of life. Some things however have not. 

Super fast and super quick will never mean super tasty.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Being Elmo

Every child's best friend.
I really want to watch this.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Noma Bar at Outline Editions

As a part of London Design Festival, Noma Bar produced a one man show in soho's Outline Editions. Noma Bars graphic prints are instantly eyecatching and recognisible. They often have that "second look" effect in which you see something different in his 'cut out' imagery.

Within the show was a dog shaped 'cut out' machine which allowed you to create your very own Noma Bar artwork. The price however -not so much. I know that he is a artist who is extremely popular, but a price of £65 to me (a student) is equal to one weeks shopping. I really like his work, and have fallen in love with the piece name 'erotic writing' but have no intention in parting with £65. I think that Pick Me Up 2011 had the right idea in commissioning artist to create affordable prints which were at the cost of £20.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

London Art Book Fair



On Saturday I went to the London Art Book Fair in east London. It was held in Whitechapel Gallery which seemed to be never ending (in a good way). They definetley laid the fair out in a good way which enabled you to happily amble around. I went to scout potential companies for internships, so I was able to collect alot of business cards and websites.

Interestingly, although it was a Art Book fair, there were also a few stalls of Artist Books. So rather then being about creativity, the physical item itself was creative.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Wish You Were Here



Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sweet Meat

Although I am a huge meat eater, I have a huge problem with it being raw. It's the slimy consistency that sends shivers down my spine.

These pictures however make it all look simply delightful.

Sweet Meat by German Photographer, Jasmin Schuller
Image Credits: German photographer, Jasmin Schuller