I came to the realisation that as a designer I am full of confidence during the design phase but when it comes to the presentation of my work there is something missing. I have set out to pin point exactly what is missing in my presentation skills repertoire and then document the learning of these new skills.
I will begin with hand drawing and end at photo realistic rendering and exhibition display, along the way producing how to guides as a personal reminder and as a kind of cheat sheet for you lovely people.
At the end of this process I hope to have a newly gained set of skills and a high quality, professional presentation style that I can rely on.
This new blog alongside my current blog documenting my design research process (as an MA Interior Design student at UCLAN) will represent who I am as a designer; my skills, aesthetic and portfolio.
SketchUp Walk Through Of Design
You found me!
Having grown up in Altrincham, a small town outside Manchester with not that much going on, I was fairly convinced that very few interesting and exciting people had ever set foot in the place. I have got to say, I have been proven entirely wrong!
My MA project is about the regeneration of Altrincham’s high street and so I am looking at Altrincham’s history to inform my design. I want to allow the streets users to discover stories from the past about the place.
I intend to post my favourite snippets from the past and come up with ways of weaving these past identities into my design.
As a Mancunian myself it would be impossible to dislike Joy Division! I can’t believe they came to Altrincham and played in the Old Market Tavern. A pub that still exists and still holds band nights to this day.
It’s official, technology rules the world! So it’s time for me to jump on the trend and get involved with my very own blog.
I started studying at UCLAN in September 2010 and to record my progress created a reflective diary. A journal of research and analysis, documenting how my ideas have developed, changed and become design concepts. From this semester on it is here that such thoughts and research will be documented.
The diary was the perfect opportunity for me to display my love of handcrafted objects. Self bound, the materiality of each page reflected the content. Although this approach was time consuming, I will miss it!