Thursday, 31 May 2012

New Goals

I have 4 months until I get back to uni.

These are my Goals:

1. Complete 2 personal projects
2. Update website
3. Complete Dissertation research
4. Start Dissertation

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Ich kaufte mir ein neues Fahrrad!

Ich liebe meine neue Radl.

Nice and Simple

Last night I went to a lovely Italian restaurant and found that their specials were hand written and then photocopied. I'm thinking they were possibly enlarged too. I've always loved what photocopying does to images and writing. The food was pretty yummy too!

Whit Monday in Munich

Seeing as I'm at work from 9-6 5 days a week, I don't get a chance to wonder around town. Saturdays are reserved for errands and Sundays for cleaning and resting. So I took the chance to do the tourist thing and did the 'walking tour of Munich' it was quite fun, and got to see how places link together. I began and ended my walk in a very Bavarian way. I also got to see my first Oompah band!

I've also spotted a new interesting exhibition I'd like to go an see. I saw this poster in the corner of my eye and took the escalators back down again just to see what it was about, and where the exhibition was being held. It's called Typography of Terror. Kudos to the designer. Apologies for the terrible picture.

Friday, 25 May 2012


I finished my report!

I sent it off this morning (Allowing 10 workings days) for it to reach Sarah in London.
I had to speak to the man at the post office in German, which was fun. I did ask him if he spoke English. His answer was "Nein".

Now to sleep.
And get some vitamin D.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Apologies for being non existent recently. I've been working pretty hard on my DPS report. After lots of to-ing and fro-ing I finally settled on a style and layout. Then came fitting the copy in and preparing all links for the document. After a long two weeks, I finally produced a maquette which also allowed me to practice me binding technique.

I'm pretty glad a did it this way as my binding on my maquette was rubbish. Safe to say I've made some notes how to produce a better quality one for my final. 

I'm planning to send it off on Friday morning allowing it 10 working days to get to Sarah at LCC. Lets hope the postman doesn't feel particularly lazy.. 

I hope I get to catch up on some sleep after I send it off, 2 weeks of late nights is beginning to catch up with me.

Fingers crossed it'll turn out how it looks in my head.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Diploma in Professional Studies Final Assessment

It's that time of year when assessments are due and DPS most definatley joins in. I am currently writing and designing my report about my time during DPS. 

Although time consuming so far its been quite fun thinking back to almost a year ago when things were so different. It gives me a moment to reflect on  experiences and consider my growth not only as a designer but also as a person.

Overall I want my report to reflect my experience and produce something that looks and feels professional but with my own touch. I've decided to bind it myself because not only is it cheaper but because I want it to reflect me as well as my experience.

It's due in 27 days. But I've given myself an earlier deadline to consider damage control if things go wrong, as well as the lazy postman time scale. Therefore I currently have 9 days before my printing deadline and 13days before I have to send it off to London.

Here goes nothing..