Well my final ‘keen bean’ sweet bags were a last minute and very unprepared decision. The idea of being a keen bean was one of my first ideas which nicely seemed to slot in at the end. As I want to get feedback so I can adapt my concept and send them away to industry, iv started working on them. My first step was to buy some cone bags for me to put my jelly beans in to. These cone bags are the typical kind of packaging for jelly beans at the moment and I think they will look great with my tag on it to say I’m a keen bean. The image is not great, it’s just to document my idea.
Sad to say but with all this time off till third year, I’m not going to just stop now. I don’t want my brain to go to “mush” over summer when I feel I have made a lot of progress recently within my work.
So here are my plans:
- Get my feedback from my self promotional piece and ACT UPON IT. Whilst I’m off university, I really want to get my work up to scratch and ready to send out to companies to get a placement. I think it’s vital that I do this as I think my self proportional piece works well and it could gain me some work experience which is invaluable! I am a “keen bean.”
- I really enjoyed the web module that I did earlier this year. I want to get my website up and running. I have a friend who owns a Website company and has offered me some server space, so I just need to buy my domain and also get it finished to a high standard. With the help of the universities demonstrator Jules, I hope to get this done in the next month or so.
- Keep blogging. My blog seems to go a bit dry over summer but I want to keep blogging. I got my highest grade ever on my blog and its something I enjoy doing so I want to keep at it.
When I was first given my brief, I wasn’t quite sure what to think or expect. I was quite an exciting project but I actually realised I have enjoyed it more than any other project. I also feel that this is the most effort I have put in to any project and I think it shows in my work so I am thoroughly impressed with my final pieces.
I think that overall we did very well, especially managing to get to speak to so many different people from the industry by just giving them a doughnut.
By doing this task, I have found it incredibly useful as it was possibly one of the biggest learning curves I have taken upon to be able to get a placement and possibly get my career off the ground.
If I was to do this task again then I would certainly go around more companies as time was not particularly on our side but we managed to get plenty of responses in the time scale we had set.
Overall, I have a much better understanding of what it would be like to work for the typical Graphic Design companies and I have learnt crucial things from the designers at the top of their game.
Our final industry report.
My personal Twitter page.
I use Twitter a lot. But I decided to keep my personal page separate from my professional account as I like to tweet about non related design things. I started to follow lots of agencies in the North West and then I began to tweet them one question a time to see if they would reply. More often than not, they didn’t reply but it was still an experience.
I am still going to keep up with this page as I am slowly gaining followers so I can drip feed any more questions and also my work which may help me get noticed to gain a placement.
Letter Head, Cover Letter and CV.
I am pleased with the outcomes of these. I wanted them to be plain and simple.
Not too sure on the layout but I am too close to the deadline to start playing around again.