Non teaching week. Preparation for Assessment.

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Full PDF Presentation

I’ve just noticed some white gaps above the red boxes on some slides!

So happy to have finished this presentation and actually happy with how it looks to! Now I have to get what I want to say sorted.


**Update** I had to edit my presentation further more as I received some feedback. My presentation now has a light grey box/frame around the images as the red distracted the attention away from the work. Also the layout was more continuos and more organised through out the presentation.

I’ve written up my notes about what I wish to speak about, at the moment I’m hitting around 4mins 30 secs which is good, incase I mess up I have some extra time to correct myself.


Non teaching week. Preparation for Assessment.

Today i’ve been making the changes that were recommended to me by my group. I’ve been going post it note crazy and I have no literally ran out out them all. I decided to do this to my sketchbooks as another girl in my tutor group did this, its a great idea, so that when tutors are looking through my work while i’m not there they can quickly jump to any section they need to. Plus in one of my sketchbooks I have 4 projects, so I hope this will stop the confusion about what project is what. *Note to self; in future do all work in separate sketchbooks, it will make life a lot easier in the future.

Also my website that I had to create for web typography are now live but will only be online for two weeks due to me using a friends server space!

 I’ve also been creating my template for my PDF that will make the presentation a little bit more interesting but nothing that will take away the focus from the work. Above is some shots from the mock presentation I did on Thursday. From these I’ve managed to come up with a identity (I guess) for my slides. I’ve kept it simple and used the colour red as that is the colour of the uni’s branding. Also I heard a weird thing that if you go for a job interview you should wear red as its a confident colour and will help you make a good impression, so hopefully this goes the same for my slides.

Now that a lot of the hard work is done. I just need to rephotograph my sketchbooks and rescan some pages too. Add them into the Indesign file, then practice my presentation. I have an extremely exciting weekend ahead.

Non teaching week. Preparation for Assessment. 

It’s that time of year again that puts the fear of god in me. ASSESSMENT.

However this year I was much more prepared. Usually I leave editing my work after crits up until the last minute and then end up rushing the presentation of my work as I end up spending to much time on making the work better. So I made a conscious effort that after each crit I end the work and make the changes recommended while the work and the thoughts are still fresh in my mind. This has helped a great deal as this week all I have had to concentrate on is actually finishing and printing my work. However thats not been an easy task in itself.

I went to ABC printing in Farringdon to get my work printed. I went there in the last term of first year to get work printed and they were fantastic, they are open until midnight and the quality of their prints are really good. Only down side is that there is a limitation on their paper choices, therefor on one of the booklets that I really wanted printed on coloured card I had to print myself (it didn’t come out to badly considering its an inkjet!)

I chose to mount my work on mounting board. I chose card that was far to thick for my needs, therefor this made my evening of preparation a living hell! The card unbelievably thick and I literally couldn’t cut through the card. I ended up getting fluffy edges and wonky lines. A due to getting frustrated cutting my last piece of work this is what happened.

Snapped in half. Very annoying. However I was actually happy with my final pieces and I think they actually don’t look to bad, however this whole experience was far to traumatic for me.

I have also had to make a PDF presentation to show. Today I did a mock presentation but I only created a rough version of my PDF. I’m aware it looked awful but i’m happy that I had something to show as then I at lest got feedback and now know what to improve.


– Web typography; The pages must be live/viewable online!

– Plan what I want to say, use flash cards and key words.

– Design the whole PDF. Create a template that runs through the work. Use grids for consistency.

– Explanation of research needs to be reduced, only speak about what the research aided me to do.

– Good use of opinion, Have an opinion about all projects.

– Reduce image sizes, make sure all work isn’t pixlated, create better scans.

– Original final pieces & New final pieces. Give them a slide each so it doesn’t look like design development.

– Label all sketchbooks so examiner can flick to pages quickly.

– Make use of thumbnails in project. The presentation is time for me to talk about the work not for them to read everything that is on screen.