Ramblings of a Graphic Designer

This is where I come to share my thoughts on various different things. (Not all design related)

Dissertation

Dissertation

Don’t want to give to much away as it is something that I am working on… But these advertisements from America during the sixties are so cool. The use of type and image work really well and I still think to this day would still stand well in print ads. Image credit: Doyle Dane Bernbach. […]

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Topform. Topday

Topform. Topday

My first ever event at the Graphic Design Festival Scotland took place in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, and it was hugely inspirational. Listening to people from the industry and giving an insight into the work they have done/ are doing, gives me excitement for what the future will hold for me. Pentagram, Studio Dumbar,¬†Wolff […]

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Final Exhibition

Final Exhibition

As the days draw closer to starting my final year of college I am going to do a quick review on how my first year of the BA honours course went. Overall the year was very inspiring and again like my other three years at college furthered my ambition of being a Graphic Designer. The […]

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Abstract – The Art of Design

Abstract – The Art of Design

Stumbled across this series on Netflix and found one specifically aimed at Graphic Design (S1 ep 6) It was hosted by Paula Scher and featured some of her work from Pentagram. I found the programme very interesting and highly influential, Paula Scher’s work was inspiring. Her work for the public theatre was creative masterclass with […]

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Craft Beer

Craft Beer

One of the best things about being a designer is sampling products. Especially the beer! But it’s not just the taste that draws me towards Craft Beer, but more so the packaging. It’s rise in the past few years have shown different levels of creativeness in the packaging, with different use of illustration, typography and […]

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Photography

Photography

A short introductory class in 1st year HNC for photography inspired me to expand on the skills I had learned, I even went and bought a canon DSLR. As part of the course we had to take photos of plants and nature, and with it being winter it meant that the plants were dying and […]

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Wellpark Brewery

Wellpark Brewery

Staying in the east end of Glasgow I got really familiar with the Tennent’s brewery, passing it almost everyday going to either work or college. I had to make a blog post about the brewery as each day it reminds me why I am studying to be a Graphic Designer. The work that you see […]

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Adrian Frutiger

Adrian Frutiger

As part of my Graded Unit 2 in my HND one of the briefs was to create a prestigious publication surrounding the life and work of typographer Adrian Frutiger. I decided that this brief was exactly what I needed as it would give my an insight into someone who revolutionised typography in the modern era. […]

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Hand Lettering inspiration

Hand Lettering inspiration

One thing I have always wanted to learn is hand lettering and calligraphy. The style suits what I want to achieve when designing but no matter how many attempts I had, I could never get the proper control and flow of the style. When approaching a brand re launch I thought this would be a […]

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Alan Kitching – A Life in Letterpress

Alan Kitching – A Life in Letterpress

Upon looking for inspiration for a new project for a traditional Welsh preserve company, Welsh Lady. My research had drawn me towards traditional methods of Letterpress, I felt that this was relevant to the company and would work successively with the branding. When researching about Letterpress I stumbled across Alan Kitchings work and found it […]

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