Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Toy Teepee Packaging

In this assessment we were asked produce a driven concept idea for a childdrens/teenage toy. We have to develop the graphics, photography,artwork for the actual product and packaging.
Concept- Was to design your own Teepee
Contents included-
  • Calico Teepee
  • Bamboo Frame
  • Fibrecolour Felt Pen
 The measurement of the Tee pee packaging 600x450 mm in a triangular form. Graphics designed for the packaging were based on an Indian theme Colour choice was also united with this theme.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Logo design for Jill Missaghi

Here are a few logo variation for a client who is opening a new business called Tense no More.

Friday, October 14, 2011

edge exhibition for 2011

Well its that time again, where we gather our creative work together from the year and put it on display. Only this time it will be the last for Diploma students at The Riverina TAFE Institute . The event will be filled with amazing work by creative individuals. As a class we came together and brainstormed to give birth to the name "edge" I think that this portrays the Diploma, Cert IV and digital media students quite well. The next task was to create an identity for the exhibition I came up with a few ideas. We collaborated the ideas and put them to a vote. Elise was announced the proud parent. Although my ideas didnt quite make it to the delivery room (they came close) I was quite pleased with the end result.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


This is a job advertisement for a creative career that I would like to have for the next five years.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Inspiring Designer Portfolio's- What Portfolio will I choose?

 When researching, "The makings of a Designers portfolio's", I found a majority were all online and not so much in print. Having both available to offer your perspective employer seems to be a beneficial way to go. I found an awesome Designer named David Airy now based in Northern Ireland David has touched the United Kingdom as well as The United States. Airy gives a unique detail to his portfolio including the birth of the ideas to the finished product. Which I found very inspirational. you can find his Digital portfolio at- http://www.davidairey.com/portfolio/

has all you need to create a pretty smick looking portfolio...

  • What is the purpose of your print portfolio? (ie what kind of job are you hoping to apply for in the future?)
The purpose of a printed portfolio is to promote yourself to a potential employer. It displays your ability in design and what you can offer a design company.  
  • What portfolio elements would your prospective employer be most interested in?
Depending on the job you are applying for. A portfolio should be adaptable, I think its important to display the following:
  • Logo design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Posters
  • Editorial Design
  • Illustrations
Discussion: Pros and cons of different portfolio styles
I think keeping things simple is very important when it comes to putting together a portfolio. Owning my own business i understand the monotony of going through the process of resumes and portfolio's for when you hire a new employee.   It best to be eye-catching not to busy. So your portfolio stands out and makes an impression.
Promote Yourself
Discussion: What are other ways you can promote yourself as a designer?

Friday, August 19, 2011


Here are 2 posters I designed for the Agda Poster Annual this year.
Theme: Inspired by Music.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Riverina Community College

Here are my ideas for The Riverina Community College Logo.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Team Work 8 Page Booklet

With this task we were ask to design a cook book with a twist. We had to invent recipes and take the photography. As a team we decided to base the cook book on alcohol. Each recipe was to contain some sort of alcohol to complement the dish. When doing our research we noticed alot of cook books had large images this was a layout we wanted to avoid. Chris had came up a brilliant idea for a layout and then it was full steam ahead with ideas pouring out from all of us. Lea suggested the road kill for the front cover and we decided to carry the theme through the back cover as well we were to create this with photography to tie in with the images inside the booklet. From then on the group decided the recipes.

My input-
  • black background with white type to imitate a chalk board
  • Motif outlines of the alcohol used in the recipes
  • Recipe created Oyster Vodk
This task was very enjoyable and the finished product is definitely an eye opener!

Team Work was the name of the game!!

We were asked to create an 8 page coloured booklet on Wagga Wagga Tourism. The spec,s for this booklet, as follows:
  • Colour Images at 300dpi
  • Information
  • A4
A team meeting was held to allocate jobs, so we could make a start.
The outcome, as follows:
  • Project planner, Jules
  • Style Guide, Nicole
  • Type Guide, Ani
  • Front/back/ Title, Chris
  • About, Mitchell
  • Attractions, Ani
  • Entertainment, Elise
  • Accommodation, Pip
  • Food/ Wine, Jules
  • Layout, Mitchell
As a project manager I took care of the overveiw of the layout aswell as other team members and the printing process. The set up of the ID document was placed as a Print Booklet. We tried it with crop marks but found this to disagree with the printing process as it pushed the docuement over the page setup. It was agreed to print the document 4 pages and to adhesive consecutive pages together. Further research into the laser printer will become beneficial for future assignments.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Portfolio Content & Website Revision

We were asked to visit seek.com.au and find 3 jobs that you would like to hold in the next ten years.

Our client one of Australian's larger retail groups of Young Ladies Fashion, is seeking a Print Designer who is keen to join a fast paced, energetic and dynamic team. This iconic company is highly successful, it has over 100 stores and many more to come.

  • What are the mandatory portfolio requirements of the job?
  • Portfolio was requested to be in a PDF format and resume in a word doc format.
  • What skills/experience does the job require?
  • Diploma or Degree in Graphic Design or Fashion Design,
  • 2 plus years exp. in fashion industry,
  • adobe Creative Suite,
  • the ability to adapt global trends in fashion, art, music and theatre.. into feminine yet on trend looks.
  • What portfolio pieces do you have that would be appropriate for this position?
  • Design Samples of Flash as a rat clothing
  • Illustrative Labels, logo's swing tags
  • Experience in the fashion industry
  • fashion posters created in photoshop and illustrator
  • Would a digital or print portfolio be best suited for this position? Both?
  • Print and Web would be beneficial for this position. The web would be an idea to communicate with the offshore factories.
  • List the job Title, Web URL,
  • http://www.seek.com.au/Job/graphic-artist-print-designer-youth-fashion/in/melbourne-melbourne/19999454

One of Melbourne’s fastest growing website design and development companies is looking for a Graphic Designer to join their creative team of professionals. Based in an excellent Richmond location, this successful and established business offers an exciting and diverse role to the successful candidate, and the bright prospect of career progression.

  • What are the mandatory portfolio requirements of the job?
  • Digital, Cover letter, Resume and sample of your work.
  • What skills/experience does the job require?
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role
  • A good knowledge of web based technology
  • A highly creative and innovative mind and skillset
  • Some examples of previous work (attach to application)
  • A passion for the industry, and a love of variety within your role
  • A friendly, open personality and good communication skills
  • What portfolio pieces do you have that would be appropriate for this position?
  • Logos,
  • Freelance work
  • web design pieces- Home Tavern Wagga
  • Would a digital or print portfolio be best suited for this position? Both?
  • List the job Title, Web URL,
  • Web Graphic Designer
  • http://www.seek.com.au/Job/graphic-designer-with-a-flair-for-logos-wanted-to-join-trendy-website-business/in/melbourne-cbd-inner-suburbs/20110057

Penguin Group (Australia) is seeking a Graphic & Online Designer to join the creative marketing team on a 12 month fixed term contract. This is a rare opportunity to be part of an energetic and imaginative environment at one of Australia’s most dynamic and innovative publishers.
  • What are the mandatory portfolio requirements of the job?
  • A maximum of 2mb sample of your portfolio.
  • What skills/experience does the job require?
  • commercial experience in a Mac
  • Indesign
  • Quark
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills interest in marketing design
  • Interest in marketing design
  • Highly organised, able to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • What portfolio pieces do you have that would be appropriate for this position?
  • Spreads that have been produced in InDesign.
  • Bookcovers that were produced in Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Freelance work
  • Would a digital or print portfolio be best suited for this position? Both?
  • It is requested to send a digital form of no more 2mb portfolio. If successful to reach an interview stage it would be required to have a print ready portfolio.
  • List the job Title, Web URL,
  • Graphic & Online Designer
  • http://www.seek.com.au/Job/graphic-online-designer/in/melbourne-melbourne/20138476

Monday, June 27, 2011


This assessment involved designing 9 book covers in different visual styles and using different styles of Typography.The styles included aggressive, passive, modern, retro, classic, monotone, futuristic, dynamic and grunge.

The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is a child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices — but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure.

aggressive-ready or likely to attack or confront.

Title: Pea Alexis Regular
Author: Minion Pro

Pea Alexis is a hand formed typeface. Its sharpness of the strokes gives this typeface an aggressive personality. The split in the word catcher was applied to achieve forceful effect. I felt that the Authors name was to have more of a uniformed effect. This was achieved with Minion Pro in uppercase being a serif typeface it's strong appearance with different stroke paths. It was important to choose the right image, which would unite with the typeface to achieve an aggressive effect.

passive-accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance.

Title: Jane Austen
Author: New Gothic MT reg

Jane Austen typeface is a script font with an organic character of it's own. Its flowing lines running into each letter gives the effect of being passive. The rule of thirds was applied to this cover with the Title and image. The image has soft undertones to create peacefulness to the overall cover. New Gothic MT reg was used for the Authors name. The softness of this San Serif united nicely with the Script typeface. The duck in the pond is an iconic feature of the storyline to The Catcher in the Rye.

modern-relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past.

Title: Comforta Light
Author: Comforta Light

Comforta light has an airy openness with each letter. The strokes are round and clean for a San Serif, which was perfect for the modern style cover. The image was applied dividing the title of the book to achieve a contemporary feel with I believe ties in well with the modern style.

retro-imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past : retro 60s fashions.

Title: Wonderful World Of Retro
Author: Agnes Serif

Retro captures colour and image in a harmonious way. The Wonderful World of Retro font is more a display typeface with its elaborate strokes give s this typeface it personality. It suited the retro style and came together well the image. The retro red hunters hat created hierarchy, which also is an iconic symbol in the novel.

classic-a work of art of recognized and established value.

Title: Bodoni XT reg
Author: Bodoni XT reg

Even knowing that Bodoni is classed as a modern typeface. I believe it has very similar characteristic to the Old style. The Serif typeface has a classic look, which adapted well to the style of the book. The variation between the thin and thick strokes gives this typeface a tonal quality. A gold leaf was applied to the font and border of the leather cover to achieve a classic feel.

monotone-of a single color.

Title: Myriad Pro
Author: Myriad Pro

Myriad has a warmth and readability that lead itself quite well to the Monotone style. Its clean open shapes, precise letter fit make an excellent choice to capture the style of the image.

futuristic-having or involving modern technology or design.

Title: Colorlines
Author: Bedas reg

Colorlines is a typeface designed by Antongride. Its unique tubular form gives a futuristic character that adapts to the cover quite well. The image was produced using a Photoshop tutorial. Together with Colorlines the unity of 2 styles creates a futuristic cover.

dynamic-producing motion.

Title: Myriad Pro
Author: Myriad Pro

Once again Myriad was chosen as the typeface as its strong strokes works well with the treatment that was applied to create a shattered effect. This gave the title movement that unites the style to the Title. It was important to keep the imagery simple so it didn't detract from the style of the typeface focal point.

grunge-grime; dirt.

Title: A Bite
Author: Abadi MT condensed light

A Bite has an awesome dirty/grungy feel to its letterform. The boldness of this San Serif is eye catching. A shadow of this typeface was applied to give the style rawness.

All images were sourced from Flickr.com