18 days and counting…

So it was the RSA Vaults last week and I exhausted myself to get together a self promotional package… business cards, website, portfolio yada yada. However, in the end I did it & I was so happy with the outcome! All work can be seen here via Behance.

The RSA evening is a portfolio show and tell held in London, where Falmouth University invite professionals from all over London to give advice on our portfolios. I received so much helpful advice, the evening was a real success and I’m so thankful to all the professionals who took the time out to speak to me!

I have 18 days until my final ever university deadline, and the workload and pressure is high. So high… my eyeballs are already sunken and my face is starting to sag. But I have a mountain of coffee, salted caramel chocolate and dominos on speed dial to help me get through these next couple of weeks.

I have an exciting new freelance project coming up and with the advice from the London professionals, its time to start developing my illustration skills and getting my little Etsy shop up and running. Having an Etsy shop is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, but haven’t had the time or confidence to go for it… until now!

These next few months are going to see some v.big changes, hopefully for the better. Wish me luck and I’ll keep you updated

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Student Mentor

Updating my portfolio in preparation for London – the big RSA event (…scary!) I came across this treasure. Last summer I was asked to refresh the Student Mentors identity, the student mentors are the first point of contact for students arriving at Falmouth University. These new students are usually given piles of leaflets and told a ridiculous amount of information, so I wanted the Student Mentors to stand out with simple design and vibrant eye catching colours.

More of this project can be seen on my Behance Page.

Feedback and appreciations are welcomed (and loved!)

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Opportunity Knocks

The Guardian released a brief to Falmouth University, asking students to design the cover of the clearing supplement. This cover should be positive giving students hope. With wanting to strengthen my illustration portfolio, I took this opportunity to play and do some illustrations to see what I came about.

I decided to focus on positive idioms. The idiom I chose being… When one door closes another one opens… I illustrated many open ornate doors with only one door closed, to symbolise how there are many more opportunities available and therefore the student shouldn’t get disheartened and should just look inside for support!
Find the project in more depth on my Behance Page.
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Travelling back to Manchester this month, I saw a fantastic campaign by Manchester CCG. I briefly noticed the billboards whilst eagerly arriving in Manchester after a 13 hour journey and they’ve stuck in my head ever since, after scouring the internet in search… I’ve finally found them again!

The campaign aims to get people to visit their local pharmacy with the hashtag campaign #thinkpharmacyfirst, rather than visiting a&e for common problems. The campaign is bold, simple and rememberable… all qualities I admire in design. This is a brilliant idea that I believe will really help to tackle the problem, well done guys!