Thursday, 26 January 2012

To think about...

A thought provoking video that I was shown on Tuesday.
On a design point, I like the composition as it's been kept simple so that you can focus on his words.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Happy Birthday Miriam!

Made for You by Me! 2012
Well I just love birthdays! They are so much fun. Even though you only get older, you add more chapters toy your life story.
Here's a card I made for my wonderful sister-in-law who's birthday was last weekend. She said she liked it so I'm happy that it was well received :)

"How to be a Graphic Designer without loosing your soul"

This was my fantastic Secret Santa present from my work experience placement. I'm in the process of reading it - started over Christmas period - and already being encouraged and learning lots from it. It's written in normal speak! (I'm a simple person so I need straight forward no-nonsense language to understand).
It's basically told me that I'm a normal designer and I'm going through the normal situations and emotions that many others have also done across the globe. It's now explaining about actually getting into the career and what "they" are looking for. Very useful.
It's also graphically well presented - even though it's mainly just text! - which would normally put me off. But it's actually not too back because of the layout and language it's easier to digest and take in.
I will give you a proper review once I have a fair judgement of the whole book.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Over Christmas we went to the in-laws. What a lovely time we had! Thanks Miriam! :)
I did take the camera however the weather wasn't that great and when I finally did take the camera out to the beach, it was so windy I didn't want to risk scratching the lens (might sound stupid but I didn't want to risk getting sand in a camera that wasn't mine).
So instead I randomly started to collect a few barnacle shells. I tried to go for the most colourful - they were darker/brighter when they were wet.
I think it's one of the funniest words I know! Barnacle.
Excuse the towel. I thought they'd stand out more on a darker background than the pale wood of the table.

Christmas Chocolate!

Well it's not exactly "Christmas Chocolate" but it is special chocolate and it was a Christmas present from my boss at Cherrygorgeous. I just couldn't eat them before I at least photographed them all together. They are very adventurous (and award winning) flavours. The brand is Lauden Chocolate. I've seen them around and admired the delicately designed and printed patterns that identify each flavour. I wish you could have smelt what I could when I finally opened the box! Wow!
It's been a while since I did any photography. However over the past few weeks at my placement I've been photographing products all over the place. So I figured now was a good time to do a little bit at home. Although I have no professional lighting back home, I just try to use the natural light from the kitchen window. I think it looks nicer than the yellow kitchen light.
I think it'll take me a while to eat all of these ha!

Thursday, 5 January 2012


Just a quick hello! And to say I'll be back soon after the Christmas period. This whole New Year thing is just about levelling back out. Will post again soon :) Hope you are having a great New Year! X