Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Module Evaluation

1.  What skills have you developed through this module and how effectively do you think you have applied them?

During this module I have developed my illustrator skills further, I have found many different shortcuts that I can now use and different effects using the programme. I have also got a lot better at doing multiple different briefs at the same time, I have just learnt that I need to prioritise. Time management is something I still need to work on although it has been improved throughout this module due to the amount of different module hand ins and briefs due at the same time.

2. What approaches to/methods of design production have you developed and how have they informed your design development process?

I have considered many different methods of production for this brief although due to lack of time I didn’t manage to get round to doing them, this is something that I would do differently next time. Although I think I have improved on my crafting skills, as the binding for my publications throughout OUGD505 have taken a lot of patience and fiddly folding. I have also learned through this module to focus on my design work and putting blogging second rather than worrying about what I need to blog and letting my designs hinder. This has informed my design greatly as I have been able to focus more n my design work and I really think it has improved the way that I work and the work itself.

3. What strengths can you identify in your work and how have/will you capitalise on these?

I have found more strength in my work during this module than I did in OUGD503, my ability to juggle multiple briefs to a better standard had improved for example and this is something that I want to improve even more. One of my strengths I have identified in my work are my illustrations, I have developed these this year through a few different modules, and is something I want to do more of, and maybe work it into screen printing which is another interest I have and want to do more of in future briefs. I have found that through this module I have informed myself on the subject matter more rather than just design work related to it, which helps my design, this is something I am going to capitalise on in the future.

4. What weaknesses can you identify in your work and how will you address these in the future?

The weaknesses I have in my work are definitely time management; although it has improved a lot it is still something that I need to work on. In the future I will make more lists of things that I need to do and make sure I actually get them done in the time I have set myself. I think that a weakness I have is that I don’t have a massive amount of confidence in my work, I think that this is something that I have started to get back in this module as I have been enjoying what I am doing, but in the future I need to have more confidence in my design and that it is appropriate for the target audience.

5. Identify five things that you will do differently next time and what do you expect to gain from doing these?

If I were to do this brief again I would have considered preparing screen so that I could screen print my posters, this also means that I could have printed on a larger scale. Next time I will consider what I’m doing and organise my time better so that I can get everything I want to get done, done.

I produced two different animal packs for this brief, this is because I didn’t aim very high, I think if I would have planned to get all of the packs done, I could have got them done, especially because I really enjoyed doing them.

Because I have had four module hand ins in he space of five weeks so I spent a lot of time on the first hand in then had less time for the rest of them. Juggling lots of different briefs is something I have got better at, but I need to prioritise the most important briefs from the rest, if I do this next time I would be able to get more from the design briefs and spend less time on the briefs.

Next time I will experiment with different production methods, so that I can see what would look best for my projects.

Although I have been focussing less on blogging and more on my design work, this is something that I think has helped my design, although I think that blogging the sessions as they happen is really important, as a few of the sessions I forgot to blog and had to back blog, which meant that I may have missed a few things. This is something I will be doing differently next year, as well as blogging the research as I am doing it.
6.How would you grade yourself on the following areas:
(please indicate using an ‘x’) 

5= excellent, 4 = very good, 3 = good, 2 = average, 1 = poor







Quantity of work produced


Quality of work produced


Contribution to the group


The evaluation of your work is an important part of the assessment criteria and represents a percentage of the overall grade. It is essential that you give yourself enough time to complete your written evaluation fully and with appropriate depth and level of self-reflection. If you have any questions relating to the self evaluation process speak to a member of staff as soon as possible.

Final Images of Exhibition

Final Things.
Packs and Products Available at Exhibition.

Exhibition Ephemera.

 Website Proposal.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014


For my publication I started to research into endangered animals as I believe that something need to be  done to help them, and it is something I am really interested in. I decided to create a publication based on investigating into who is helping these animals and what is being done, I also looked into what threats the animals suffer from, and I think making a piece of information graphics allows the information to come across more clearly and more interesting.

For the next brief  I decided that an exhibition would be most appropriate for my subject as I want to create awareness of these animals. I also want to raise money for them and show people how they can help change what is happened and stop any more animals becoming extinct. When thinking about the exhibition I have looked into where and when it could take place, the exhibition ephemera needed for it, the branding and identity of the charity itself, and what I can include for the exhibition to raise more money for the good cause, for example the animal packs. For this brief I have focused on the content of the exhibition including the posters the packs and things that would be on sale, but I have also branded the exhibition and the created promotional material for it, and a charity branding . This is covering Product and Packaging, Branding and Identity, and Information, and Promotion.

Final Design Boards

Design Boards for 505.



For my boards I think that I could have included more of the design aesthetic into the boards, although because I am working with a very serious issue on helping endangered animals, I don't think they need it. Keeping the design boards serious and straight forward relates to my design. I like my design boards and think that they are appropriate for my target audience and my subject matter. Although when I printed them out the images weren't very clear and the print quality wasn't fantastic because of the printer. If I were to do this again I would have given myself more time to do the design boards and get them printed in the print room, or externally so that they deliver my message more clearly.