The brief was to publish my Critical Paper as a printed book.
My critical Paper was entitled Psychology led Design – Investigating the Potential for Graphic (Communication) Design to Positively Facilitate a Better Learning Experience for Young Boys Through the Foundation Phase in Wales.
My research question was – By using some the finding of child psychologists and ideas from radical thinkers who have helped to shape the early years Foundation Phase we have in our Primary schools today, can I as a designer significantly improve the learning experiences of the rising number of young boys struggling to learn?
The finished book is 48 pages plus cover and was printed by Blurb. I took photographs of children in the Y1 class I help out in, centering on their hands doing things. I then digitally manipulated the images to create bright and colourful colours with which to base my colour palette.
The brief was to choose from one of this year’s top five films, and create my own unique cover for Little White Lies magazine. I screen-printed my image of the main character, Smiley, this allowed me to produce multiple colour ways. The background image is taken from an imprint of a piece of soundproofing, featured a lot in the film. My approach was to create the feel of a cold war poster produced around the time the film was set.
To Inspire the nation with a set of Royal Mail Special Stamps
World with a Future
The brief was to design a set of stamps as a means of encouraging consumers to make positive environmental changes and educate future generations with regard to energy conservation, low-impact transport, zero-carbon housing, and reducing water over-consumption.
This set of stamps is aimed at families with young children. Families, including my own, consume large amounts of food, generate a lot of waste, grow out of and wash a lot of clothes. Not to mention all the ferrying the kids around! I wanted my stamps to appeal to children because they are the future. I have made them bright and colourful with a simple direct style which conveys the message clearly but in a child friendly way without alienating the adults!
In my second set of stamps I have tried to convey the message that the everyday objects that people throw away are beautiful, have a value, should be re-used and then recycled.