For this brief I want to do something that I still haven't done or tried. I actually want to challenge myself and do as much as I can with a little time as I have left on the first year. I think only now when we covered quite a lot of analytical understanding of graphic design and had inductions in many printing and other facilities, only now I start having the feeling that I can do whatever I want to.
1. BRAIN BOOST FOOD (packaging and branding)
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that a good intake of vitamin E might help to prevent poor memory. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E along with leafy green vegetables, seeds, eggs, brown rice and wholegrains.
2. DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
I looked at 'Serial Cut' work again and thought that it would be interesting to try out 3 dimensional designs. Fred did say push it as far as you can. And I really liked when we did the 4 dimentional letter form in design principles.
I was also thinking to challenge myself and do something with video montage because I haven't tried it yet on this course but I used to like filming.
I did few stop-motions during my foundation year and I loved it so it would be enjoyable tho I would need to think about the time that I have to finish off this brief.
5. Image bassed
9. Lage scaled
6. AN IDENTITY (PRODUCT)
I could do something similar to the '100 things' brief and create the whole identity of a product or I could leave this brief as the one I want to re-visit.
7. CARDS OR A MAIL SHOT (PACK)
I could also create a series of cards or mail shot pack for up-comming students of Graphic Design and prepare them for the emotional and psychological journey that they are going to go trough in the first year. Maybe try to give them tips and heads-up for what might happen and how to deal with it.
8. A MAGAZINE, NEWS PAPER OR A SPREAD
I could create a published piece that would guide the first years trough the year or inform them or motivate them to work hard and learn as much as possible.
A type face that would be dedicated and would explain the first year of graphic design student in LCA. Every letter could have a meaning or symbol behind it.
It would be a great solution because than people can actually wear them (interactive) , it would be interactive tho I would need to figure out what information most suits the badges, I would intend to do 44 of them maybe incorporating everyone from my course to share their experience and create a badge of each person in my course.
11. AN INSTRUCTION
I could create an instructional 'how to' booklet or a book and guide the first years trough the troubles they might be facing and the solutions that might help them 'survive' the first year.
12. NOTE PAD, NOTEBOOK OR A CALENDAR
Students like to write stuff down, the only problem I usually have - it gets messy so I could do a notebook or a planer that would make stuff easier for the first years and think of a system that would help organise the notes.
13. ENERGY DRINK (JUCE)
A branding and packaging to keep the first years going, because you do need to do a lot and we really need the energy, I know that energy drinks is not the best solution, but it does help keep You going. And it would be quite exiting to create a whole funny campaign about energy drinks, only shows how intense the course is.
14. A MUSIC PACKAGING (THAT WOULD HELP U RELAX)
Find a list of music that helps Your brain and relaxes You after a long day in college or even throughout the day.
The best wake up and do some work motivation comes in the morning. It's really important in what mood and preparation You come into the college. Usually at least 70% of people drink tea, coffee or any other liquid in the morning before leaving the home. And there has to be a reason why people choose their cups carefully. The cup is more personal if it has a message and an idea, it represents the personality and encourages and motivates us in the morning if there is a really motivational quote or phrase that keeps us moving.
I got into the college by completing the set task before the interview and I did my project on T-shirts and I was quite amazed to find out that T-shirt is a really personal thing, it usually talks the thoughts of the person who's wearing it. I could use the semiotics and interpretation that I used in the set task and take it further.
I want to deliver a piece that would actually challenge me and show the skills that I gained throughout this first year. I know I learned a lot in all the principles, lectures and sessions that we had and this is an opportunity to show it. I also want to have fun and be myself, I learned that that really pays off. I think the biggest mistake that I did while completing other tasks I forgot how important it is to be yourself. I think I was trying to fit into the briefs and stooped being wrong and just tried to be right which is impossible. So for this brief I want to take it as further as possible and be happy with the final result no matter what it is, just because I enjoyed the process and achieved as much as I possibly could in the time given.