Thursday, December 22, 2011

art vs design

Interesting concept and very true!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Designing Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like christmas...
With presents and wrapping, ribbons and tags,
champaign and cards about to spring forth...

I have been designing my own christmas tags to go with my christmas colour scheme
of red, white and silver. (I will post my tags up very soon!)

I found some fantastic christmas cards online for inspiration...

paper coterie (my favourite)

Are you designing your own christmas cards and gift tags?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

design process made visual

Most clients and non-designers generally don't understand what it takes to create effective design.
The sketches, headaches, long nights and coffee all go unseen and unknown.
The design process always varied from client to client and job to job, but the basic design process is always the same.

I found this fantastic project on behance which aims to show the design process in a visual way, which it great for visual thinkers like me!

Do you think this represents your design process too?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Starting your own business

Now that I am nearing the end of my university career, it is very hard not to worry about whats next. 
With the GFC going on and job's very sparse, working on my own design and photography business becomes ever more appealing. The only problem I have been having is figuring out how to go about building and establishing my business properly. I know how to take a good photo and I certainly know a good design when I see one but the legalities of it all are rather mysterious and I was never taught this aspect of the game at UNI.

I found this little info-graphic about how to establish a small business here!

Have you started your own business, be it freelance or otherwise, how did you go about setting yourself up?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Busy Busy Bee!

I have been a very busy bee these past few weeks, I am in the last few weeks of uni for ever! which has been very hectic and I just photographed my first ever wedding! 

Fist things first, I completed my first ever graphic design portfolio!
let me tell you, much harder then anticipated indeed. I know I will replace it with an updated version before the job hunt begins so Im not to concerned by the work not being the highest standard.
here is a link to my portfolio 

Now for the photography, what a day!
It never occurred to me how hard wedding photography really is!
I will do a post soon just on wedding photography and what I learnt from the big day, but for now here are a few photos I am particularly happy with.

More photos coming soon...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011