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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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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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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Copenhagen.

Copenhagen.

A brief visit to Copenhagen as part of a college project in my second year of a HND2 zine project turned out more than that. It was an inspirational trip full of various different design, but the main thing I brought back from the trip was a new found love for typography. Visiting two very […]

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