Mounting prints

This week I learnt how to professionally mount and layout my prints and how to create portfolio pages. I mounted my prints by cutting them down to similar sizes and taping the top edge of the paper, this meant all my prints could still be looked at individually. I was proud to have my print…

Nicole Abbott Paul Smith Award 2016

My university is lucky to receive the support of Paul Smith through him offering an award to one student each year. The award was started due to the unfortunate passing of Paul Smith’s PA, Nicole Abbott. Nicole studied at the Institute and Paul wanted to honour her by offering an award with the prize of…

London trip!!!

Today we visited London to see the Liberty exhibition at the fashion and textiles museum, the v&a and we popped into the Barbican for a tiny textile exhibition. We started off at the Barbican, a large arts venue which I hadn’t visited before and therefore was a good opportunity to experience something new. The exhibition…

Producing a print collection

I haven’t designed a print collection before so I definitely had a challenge ahead of me this week. I had to create 6 main designs and 3 companion prints for each so in total 24 prints, this seemed a lot and I was worried when I started however I could create really simple designs for…

Creative Coop guest lecturer

Marc de’ath was a guest lecturer today who was one of three founders of the Creative Co-op, a company who work on projects to help the community, charities and different businesses with their branding. The aim of the lecture was to talk about the importance of social media and online presence in this day and…

Designing print on photoshop

This week I have learnt to design print on photoshop using motifs and backgrounds I drew. I scanned my a4 pages into the Mac computer and I then opened the images in Photoshop and selected the areas I wanted to use in my designs. I created textures which I used as background for some of…