Well, I have finished my university studies and now I’ll begin the search to find a job as a Junior Designer. I was aware that I would feel free after completing my studies but wasn’t prepared for how scared I would be whilst trying to find a career in design.
I have heard that it is easy to get yourself down when being unsuccessful with job applications and there is so much competition in the design industry for graduates. Considering this though, I won’t give up, I will continue to search and apply for as long as it takes.
Posted by Samantha Munro on June 15, 2012
For one of my final university modules, I designed my own manifesto poster which contained a list of short phrases about how to have confidence in your own work as a junior designer. I was initially unsure of how the approach the poster design, but after taking inspiration from many existing designs, I felt that my manifesto would stand out and be eye catching if it were created using a western poster style. This style of poster grabs the attention of a passer-by and for a designer is the perfect style to show off the knowledge you have learnt.
As I was using a western style, I wanted to include all of the key elements that are contained within this type of design; I was able to use a variety of appropriate fonts aswell as a bold but welcoming colour palette. I also incorporated small icons including stars and pointing fingers which I had previously seen on these poster designs.
Junior Manifesto – Samantha Munro
The final poster is eye catching and reflects what my key focuses are as a designer. As it is a personal piece I want it to show my own abilities as a designer aswell as being visually appealing to an audience to look at and engage with.
I welcome your comments.
Posted by Samantha Munro on May 15, 2012
Posted by Samantha Munro on April 23, 2012
Influencer Posters on the Behance Network.
Subsequent to watching a documentary about influencers, I created two A3 posters based on two of my own influencers in the media today, Gok Wan and Pink. I traced images of the celebrities in Adobe Illustrator and added a quote from each which represented why they influenced me. Initially I intended these posters to be created in Illustrator alone but felt that I could bring across more personality by screen printing the designs.
Posted by Samantha Munro on April 12, 2012
As my undergraduate exhibition is drawing closer, we have all been designing promotional posters to make people aware of the event. This is the poster that I have put forward. Our exhibition is named ‘Launch’ which is why the word dominates the design and I have used the words – plan, design, launch – to indicate how we have prepared ourselves for the design industry.
Posted by Samantha Munro on April 4, 2012
Black and White logos · Blog · Toast Design.
Some really interesting branding solutions by Sydney-based Graphic Design studio ‘Toast’. They have found the perfect fonts for each logo they’ve designed, often adding in quirky elements to connect the logo to the business category it belongs to.
Posted by Samantha Munro on March 31, 2012
The Custard Factory Theatre Birmingham will be the venue for a screening of one minute shorts by visual communication students on Thursday March 22nd. The programme contains an eclectic mix of interpretations, some taking a sideways look at object language and the experience of living in the material culture of everyday life.
Different ideas and approaches include; Daniel Partons Docile Objects where the lens reconsiders the domestic functionality of everyday life, Raymond Chans Portland Vase Project where the camera is window on a 400 year heritage of glassmaking; Lathe Story recorded in her grandfathers workshop reveals to Lorraine Bennett a language of confident direction in the transfer of his object skills; Alice Whyley’s Recollection uses the champagne cork as trigger for a narrative on tragedy and loss, whilst Rebecca Hards employs audio and animated typography in Sentimental Value to convey how the photograph connects and reconnects us with family history.
‘Object Story’ screening starts at 7.00 pm on Thursday March 22nd in the Custard Factory Theatre Gibb Street Digbeth Birmingham B9 4AA
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Posted by Samantha Munro on March 22, 2012
Creative Review – Object Abuse at KK Outlet.
Designer Book Ends from KK Outlet
Amazingly simple designs. These would look great on your bookshelf.
Posted by Samantha Munro on March 20, 2012
30+ Modern Thank You Cards | Design Milk.
Receiving one of these ‘Thank You’ cards would definitely encourage me to design and send them out myself. Beautiful sentiments.
Posted by Samantha Munro on March 1, 2012
Posted by Samantha Munro on March 1, 2012