Baby steps

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Here’s a continuation of all the nostalgia building up inside me from the previous post. All of the past work you’re about to witness is from the first year of uni…except the one above. It’s a work in progress shot from a second year project, a pretty simple one that was about turning an existing ad into a global issue ad – changing a visual piece from one context to another. In my case I used a Christian Louboutin ad to express poverty and inequality. Now onto the first year stuff…

 

 

When I heard that one of our first briefs was to do a quick flip book on one object transforming to another, my heart kinda sank. I like looking at flip books but making them? Not so much. The process is extremely tedious and time consuming only because I was the only person who hand drew every single frame whereas everyone else did theirs digitally. Why? Because I misread the brief. For whatever reason, in my mind I thought it had to be hand drawn. In my 3 years at uni, this was the only project I asked an extension for.

 

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Life drawing was my second class on my very first day of uni. We made a journal in the end that included a handful of our weekly drawings.

 

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The fashion drawings and the repeat pattern slideshow design both came from the same class. It was the very first class I had in uni and of course it had to be on those deadly 8.30am Monday starts. On the plus side I met my first uni friend who I still hang out with today and the class itself taught me how to use Adobe Illustrator in depth. It has now become a program I can’t ever live without! We learned how to make repeat patterns and vectors on illustrator which isn’t seen on the fashion illustrations but on the final product I made vector clothes for each figure.

 

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First introduction to the world of infographics, this is my take on a personal infographic about me. I am DEFINITELY not a master at Photoshop by the way…I was way too cocky back then.

 

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This post ends on a good note with my first packaging project for a set of playing cards based on the American Mafia subculture. A small project but still proud of it given that it was my first ever HD WOO!

It’s no ordinary bag

 

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Like with every other brand, Chanel just gets bolder and bolder by the years thanks to the super unique and talented Karl Lagerfeld. Karl is the perfect example of someone who “thinks outside the box” and sets trends for the fashion world to follow. First it was the lego bag and then came another unusual design. My friend told me about his crazy Chanel hula hoop beach bag which came out last year. It’s probably old news to everyone but it’s new news to me! Check this out, the mini ones cost $2,000 so can you image how much these bigger ones cost? That’s right, a hula hoop. You still gotta love Karl no matter what, he’s such an inspiration!!

 

 

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Designer paper shoes

These torn paper shoe collages by Nancy Standlee are funky and creative aren’t they? Collaging might look pretty simple but from experience it takes up so much of your time. It’s almost like a chaotic jigsaw puzzle; you have to use your own imagination to manually adjust the cutouts according to how you want it to look on the surface of the page. I came across Nancy’s works in search of some collaging inspiration for my packaging and editorial classes. That’s right, Uni just started and it’s officially the last semester of my Bachelor’s degree and I still haven’t come to terms with that yet (I think I’m enjoying uni too much). This week we had to make moodboards as a tool to give us a sense of inspiration and direction with our upcoming magazine and packaging projects. I haven’t done any collaging work since 1st year so I was a little slow to begin with. Mine definitely didn’t turn out as complex as Nancy’s…

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This was one of my moodboards. A completely different one compared to my other chaotic ones but with lesser content. Now I understand why moodboards should be in the form of a really messy collage – inspiration is limitless.

A right-brainer by day and occasional blogger by night, you've landed on a place where I live and breathe all things art, design, culture and fashion. You'll find me documenting my life in the creative field, endless travels with friends and family and a bit of food.

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