By the New Year I aim to have found more Freelance Graphic Design work and/or have established a small website with clients beginning to flow. A post will follow this in 2014.
I have met this target, dealing with a new client and getting my personal design website up and running!
Very pleased with my progress, short term goals are a great way to quickly build confidence and find a clear direction.
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." - Albert Einstein
Everyone of us has control of our future, when we give 120% you can achieve almost anything! Universities places are readily available to those with the required grades, the first class graduation, top internships and work experiences are all there for the taking if we give 120%.
My future is exciting, the first year at University is coming to an end, the summer holds so much potential for freelance work and time to revise for the second year of Graphic Design. The past six months has brought many new things into my life, lets see what the next six months holds for me.
I have received feedback on my essay for Simon’s ‘Design in Context’ Module. Essays have never been my strongpoint, writing extensive pieces of work can sometimes dampen my focus, resulting in confusing the question I am following.
Feedback from Simon was disappointing, I could have done much better if I took more time to research and plan my essay, using a wide range of sources to support my points.
Simon commented on who my work is too generalised, like most of the year group I have drifted away from what the essay question is asking from me. I must explain the text, go into more detail about a point and argue further on my opinion of the extract we were given.
After receiving this feedback, I’ve felt it will be best to completely restart my essay. More time will be taken to plan my essay, with adequate amounts of research from a wide range of materials supporting my argument.
Upon completing the research and planning stages, I should be ready to answer the questions most effectively. This way, the essay writing itself should be much easier and focused.
'a regular and intelligible form or sequence discernible in the way in which something happens or is done.'
University has brought a sustainable order into my life, order which could be considered a pattern. Patterns flow through by weekly actions, attending a set timetable, keeping up my fitness at the gym, following up with module work and even posting a weekly word onto this blog.
Moving away from patterns in my life, I can comment on patterns in certain pieces of work. The website project has taught me HTML/ CSS and how important patterns and form is to maintaining a working, balanced webpage. CSS style sheets form the style (pattern) throughout the webpage I am working on.
The past week has been very busy. Refinements to my book cover project have been made and further feedback has been received for further final refinements ready for submission. Unsung Music Festivals project has also taken up most my time, learning how to use HTML and CSS coding to produce a webpage for my music festival has taken a lot of my time and focus to gain a good understanding for an effective webpage.
Research has a crucial impact on the work I produce, in any scenario. Whether I use research for Freelance work or University work. The implementation of effective research before and during working helps me to achieve a clear aim in where I want to take my work with a strong support of references and ideas.
Good research helps me meet the brief of the given project most effectively, I am able to revert to my previous research to understand and build my work further.