So, the first name change has come about! Luckily before I designed the company banner. This took a lot longer then the logo, and was designed by incorporating a lot of different Photoshop effects. I was aiming for a ‘shatter’ effect, something that seemed very out of this world and ‘party’ orientated. By sticking with the theme of purple & black I was able to give it a kind of space/cosmos feel, which amongst young people is very popular at the moment.
Just a quick video test today to see how the logo and effects looked.
A friend of mine is starting an events company and is asking me to produce a logo. ‘Gorilla and purple’ was the brief in a nutshell, he gave me as much creative freedom as I wished, as long as it could be easily replicated, resized etc. Not only did he ask me to create a logo, but he also wants me to design all of the work that comes his way, which at the moment could be quite a lot (All of A-list and HG promotions). Here is the final design for the logo, crafted using Adobe Illustrator and finished using Adobe Photoshop.
So the name is Nano, based on nanotechnology. The idea is that a guy called patient ‘268’ is opting into this paid experiment where a company called nanotech will test their new formula ‘VAMSSU’ to see the results. We have began to write a script, and also plan the filming structure, but more excitingly we have finally decided on a logo. In a group task we where all asked to design one, then take and improve upon them to finalise on a complete logo. After hours of work we decided on using Daniel’s improved logo after we tested many different colours, and design idea’s such as incorporating the chemical bonds into the logo.
and our final outcome
So a new project has been assigned! I’m in a group of six boys, and we idea’s flying out already! I think because we all have similar interests, the idea is all floating towards the same area, a video game. After about 20 minutes of talking we all know we want to head in that general direction, however we may do something a bit different and maybe do something more of a prologue instead? Who knows at the moment, it’s very early days but the general outlook currently looks very positive!
I woke up this morning and remembered I’de forgot to mention the logo *facepalm*. The logo in all honestly was a tough one for me. ‘What can object can I use that will best summarise myself’ are the thoughts that went through my head. This proved to be quite difficult, so seeing as though I have time to make improvements, I decided to go in the opposite direction and make something that would go with the colour scheme better. I used an apple, yup’ simple I know, but right now that would probably summarise my website perfectly, Kind of boring yet still sweet and nice to look at (I hope)
So after more work then what I expected, Lightbox finally works and the imagery all flows nicely on multiple sized screens! The work in my portfolio mostly consists of college work seeing as I’ve not actually been able to get much graphic work done yet in my groups, mainly because I’ve been involved in other area’s when putting the projects together. I’ve also added in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram links. It’s not much, and it was pretty easy putting it in place, but I’m a frequent user of all three applications and it seems relevant as a young media design. All I need to do now is fix a few bugs and make sure everything is working fine for the hand in date!
So the website has finally begun! I’ve decided on a light green / grey theme as the primary colours not just because I’m particularly fond of both, but because I feel like they are quite welcoming and complementary. The colouring I feel is important to get right, nothing is worse then having colour schemes that are a total mismatch. I’m also beginning to play around with Lightbox, however I’m having slight issues with the sizing of the thumbnails and images when using it on my iphone, this will be fixed soon though. As this is a new area I’m covering some of the problems I face might seem slightly amateur, this doesn’t bother me though as It does feel like I’m making good progress on a personal level.
Fast, engaging, enlightening, enjoyable.
I really cant believe how fast this first semester has gone. I literally remember this time last year I had (on this day) been accepted into Bournemouth University, and now here I am blogging about my first experiences.
I’ve found the ability to engage some what, up and down so far. At times I’ve felt compelled by the questions and difficulties that this course throws at you, compelled because I feel it is worth my time to tackle these hurdles. Though in other instances I often sat down and thought ”What the hell is going”, in one ear and out the other they say. Towards the end of this semester I’ve often thought that we’re not in the classroom enough, trying to learn something new requires consistency.
One thing university has helped me with doing is furthering my mind with expansion. Looking at designs and concepts from a different angle seems strange to begin with but, once you turn round that corner you begin to realise ideas and knowledge that u’de never seen before. Enlightening is the word.
I’ve had fun. Fortunately I’ve had the luck to not only get on with the people in my halls, but also the people from my course throughout the classes. This helped me settle into university life more then what I could of imagined, and as a result it makes me want to work hard to gain the best results I can from this course.
Right now I’m pushing my capabilities.
Right now I am watching tutorials, coding and on code academy and reading enough articles on website design that I could publish my own magazine on the ins and out of Digital media design(No, seriously).
Alas, I still have no physical work to show for my website yet, but it is getting close. I want to be confident when I start and in order to be confident I need to know what direction I want to take so I’m taking precautions before running into this with my eyes closed. Everything is positive though, I’m starting to feel a lot more confident with the software I’m using and sticking to a pace that I can keep up with. Baring in mind I’m also planning a big essay so dividing my time between this, that and the usual christmas activities is proving to be taking away from more time from coding that i’de like it to be, however I will say this.
The more I begin to understand Dreamweaver, the more I enjoy the building process.