Module Launch 25/01/2021


This post includes all of my notes and thoughts on my Contextual Studies lectures. The topics discussed are consumerism, gender discussion, global discourse, psychoanalysis, designing for the anthropocene and the hyper-connected world.

Consumerism

The definition of capitalism is “an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry…


LinkedIn Learning with John McWade

John McWade’s LinkedIn Learning workshop was helpful in getting an understanding of the basics of a magazine, knowing it’s purpose. Magazines are type and images positioned on a grid. They create an experience for the reader and take them on a journey.

Examples shown at the beginning of the workshop…


Yesterday I had a feedback session with Martin. I went into the session happy with the work that I had produced, for the last few days I’ve been happy that my editorial is near enough done. …


Prior to this editorial project I have been guilty of paying no attention to what my body copy looks like. Following a lecture on typography we were told about 8 simple rules that I have taken into account while planning my layout.

1. Flush left, rag right
Western culture reads left…


Limbo Magazine was founded during the coronavirus pandemic by Nick Chapin (publisher), Francesca Gavin (writer) and David Lane (of Lane & Associates). Created during the first national lockdown, the magazine aimed to support artists and creatives who faced unemployment.

The name “Limbo” reflects the times we were/are in as the…


On Track 4 included a series of talks from different designers. Sweta Pathak’s talk was informative on the creative process within the industry and what occurs in a brand agency.

Each project begins with a creative brief, these are vital as without it you’ll be lost. They are often very…

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