I have finally thought of an idea for my whisky brief! Its about time, I was starting to worry. Watch this space….
Overall I am happy with my website design and think I have succeeded it creating a good website. I really struggled last year when first using dreamweaver but this year with the help of good teaching and helpful booklets I have learnt a lot more, and dare I say sort of enjoyed it. Shocking ! I found when things go well you get a good feeling of achievement. I have learnt new skill including how to use jQuery and how it can benefit my websites. I tried to incorporate my design skills into the website instead of only concentrating on the technical side and I think this will be useful when designing my portfolio website.
After a lot of hard work and a little help I managed to get my gallery lightbox working. I wasn’t going to include one but in the end I thought I would give it ago.
I have completed my website, they only thing now is to maybe add a lightbox on my gallery page. I have know idea how to do this though. The boards are also done but might need tweaking if I add the lightbox.
Today we visited the school and the kids we will be mentoring, next week though the kids will be coming to Salford. Each mentor was given a group of 4/5 and we got to know them and see how they are getting on with the brief. My group of girls weren’t really interested in graphics (they like dance) so I think it will be a challenge trying to get them to come up with ideas, hopefully I will be able to help them understand how the design process works. I am looking forward to next week when the brief starts and we are in the studios.
A few weeks ago an illustrator called Gemma Correll came in to talk to us. She was described as a “self promotion machine” and I can see why. Correll has created blogs, shops, websites and attended a variety of events to get her work out there. She has sold her illustrations all over the world.
You can see she works hard to get her work noticed and I found it very inspirational. Correll also gave a tip that you should never work for free and that you should always get credit for the work you do.
Here are a few of her illustrations…