The Careers development centre

As part of the illustration connections module, our last blog focused on connecting with the careers development centre at the University of Derby. This particular blog was optional, but I decided to write my responses after the appointment. I got some very positive feedback regarding my cv and portfolio. Though there are elements that IContinue reading “The Careers development centre”

Final Pitch

So far the illustration connections course has been a very positive experience, especially working with other graphic designers and illustrators. But after weeks it has finally come to a close, where we did our group presentations. After presenting our final presentation, our group received feedback on what we could improve on and what was deemedContinue reading “Final Pitch”

Future discussions

Hello illustrators and graphic designers and welcome to another blog. Here is an update, we have recently discussed the different ideas concerning the Joseph Wright exhibition, and how we can apply different things including colour, design and layout. We have decided to go with the Orrery idea as the main feature. Where we will includeContinue reading “Future discussions”

Design Sprint – Team Strategy

Hello illustrators and graphic designers and welcome to another blog. This morning we discussed the different elements within a creative CV. What is a creative CV? A creative cv is designed to support and showcase your creative skills, and implement areas including work experience, volunteering, commissioning and live briefs. The objective of a creative CVContinue reading “Design Sprint – Team Strategy”

Design Connections event

Throughout the connections module, we were encouraged to go to a design connections event organised by Debbie Longridge. The design connections event invited a variety of different illustrators, graphic designers and other creative design industries to the talk. Keith Cox from Block digital, Helen Day is the curator of the ‘ wonderful world of ladyContinue reading “Design Connections event”

Speaker Karrie Fransman

“Everyone can draw comics and create worlds.” Karrie Fransman is an UK illustrator and artist, specialising in comic book creation, such as the gender swap fairy tales and death of the artist. Karrie Fransman’s work is incredibly interesting, as she discussed that she isn’t subjected to one form of storytelling, such as working for theContinue reading “Speaker Karrie Fransman”

Ian Cherry

Graphic design and band manager Ian Cherry, also known as Chezza gave an interesting online lecture at the University of Derby. Ian Cherry previously worked for branding and advertising at a variety of football clubs. He explained that working for these football clubs were the most significant thing throughout his career, especially since he alwaysContinue reading “Ian Cherry”

A very Personal Manifesto

Hello fellow illustrators and designers and welcome to another blog. The word manifesto has different meanings and associations depending on the people you ask. I come to think that a manifesto means a set of policies and aims from a group of people. Using this as a starting point, I will discuss the different manifestosContinue reading “A very Personal Manifesto”