Since my last post I’ve completed my Methodology section for my dissertation which means I’ve now done 1000 of the 5000 words I need to write. (Getting there!!). Alongside this, I also slimmed down my interviews to the 8 most relevant ones to my research and transcribed them to allow me to begin analysis.

I also had a bit of feedback on my current logo design, I was told to think more so about the hierarchy of the layout of each element, from that feedback I’ve now adjusted the logo as shown below. It’s still got a long way to go and I also want to experiment with a few ideas that I’ve had but at the minute I’m fairly sure I’m going to settle with something along these lines.

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So I began writing up notes on design theory, such as colour theory, audience theory and such. The primary reason for this research was to help me further develop my branding design. I used ideas of complimentary colours and iconic logos to help develop a new logo. Alongside this research I did, I also carried out a questionnaire around Covent Garden and Shoreditch. I chose these areas of London as this is where many similar events are ran so I figured that my target audience would reside around there. I recorded the questionnaire to save time on writing things up and to get more qualitative information, I am currently in the process of transcribing it, following which I will further develop and change my logo.

In the new week or so I am planning on having a meeting with the guy in charge of the branding of the restaurant I work for, to get feedback on my current ideas and mock ups and to again help me develop them.

In terms of the writing side of the dissertation, I have drew up my contents, written my intro and today I plan on starting to write out my methodology.

Below I’ll attach how the logo has developed since you last saw it. – Unfortunately I had sketched out all of my ideas prior to creating them but I (foolishly) left my bag on the train to London with my sketchpad in, along with some important notes and a beard comb..

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In the latest mock up I decided that I wanted an icon in the logo, something recognisable that also matches the brand. As Munch are a street food events company, I wanted an icon that not only related to the street & location (London bus), but also resembled to the idea of food, hence why I made a tomato bus! The smoke from the tyres is also the same shape as the bite that is removed from the ‘h’. I chose the colours using the triad colour wheel. Below is an example of how it could be used laid out differently.

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Finally, below I wanted to mock up some potential uniform for the company. I took the original ‘Tomato Bus’ logo and edited it around to create a noodle bowl with chopsticks. I simply flipped the bus and made it more bowl looking and less bus looking. I also used the tyre smoke as steam coming off the bowl. The text logo is then used below.

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I thought I better upload a photo of the original mock-ups I’ve created! As it is all part of the design process I suppose even though it looks a bit like someone’s given a 5 year old a pencil!

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Since I haven’t posted in forever I thought I’d update you on a lot of things:

After completing my placement I had a relatively unproductive summer… (whoops). However I did get the Opportunity to do some typography work for DrawDeck, one of my friends companies which allows all kinds of designers/artists to upload their work and allow for people to purchase prints of it. The work I did for that can be found here.

Since that, focus has now had shift back toward Uni, what with my dissertation and final project due this year. So to follow suit with what I’d learnt from my placement, I decided to base both of final year pieces of work around branding. I decided I wanted my dissertation to look into how and why target audience affects how a company brands itself. I am doing a creative dissertation meaning I do 5000 written words, and a production piece to count for the other 5000. My creative piece is going to be a rebrand of the London based street food company, Munch. This will involve things such as creating a logo (with a font I am going to create myself), an advertisement campaign, truck/vehicle print designs, banners etc. I have already created a couple of prototype logos (see below), where I have taken the original idea of their logo, which I already quite liked, and adapt it slightly. These are by no means near finished just a couple of ideas from today.

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My dissertation work will in turn carry over into my final project. For my final project I intend to take this branding that I had created, and publish it into a ‘Brand Bible’. I want to turn these into both digital copies but also one professionally printed copy.

So it’s been a while since I’ve updated this but for once that’s actually because I’ve been being too productive!

I’ve just finished my 4 week work placement at tandi creative media in Bournemouth. I worked as a graphic designer, helping out and working on live client projects.

It’s been a great experience and I’ve learnt so much, I came out with a lot of work on my portfolio so please go and have a look!

Space Invaders Flow Chart

So for our most recent assessment we were given the code to a simple space invaders game. It ran using a HTML5 canvas and javascript. We had to changed the code to edit the game. I’m not that great with code so I only changed simple things such as the sprite sheet, amount of levels, added forward & back direction etc.

Alongside this we also had to produce a flow chart explaining the gameplay process. You’re right in thinking that that is as vague and difficult as it sounds. As I’m starting my placement on Monday I had to rush the flowchart, I used the basis of my creative CV and managed to create a very confusing, probably incorrect flowchart, however I still kind of like how it looks so I thought I’d share.

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Just an idea I threw together to practice for my placement. I used a combination of Photoshop and Indesign. I’m not 100% pleased with the finished product and I probably will add some more at some point but I should probably get on with my assignment…