I designed stuff!
My lovely friend Kirsten, who is a great photographer, she is also obsessed with food, check out her blog here. She asked me to design her business cards. This was a great opportunity for me to take on some simple freelance work to gain more experience and to do something I enjoy in my spare time.
She asked me for something simple using minty greens and blues, but was open to how it would look. Her one ask was to use her favourite font American Typewriter. (I also agree is a very nice font to look at!)
So as you can see, I used blues and greens to contrast with the white text to stand out. I played around with the different densities American Typewriter had for variety. My favourite is American Typewriter Light, but soon discovered bold that I used to make Kirsten’s name stand out than other information.
Also, a very small detail I wanted to do, with the green line running underneath the text. I didn’t want the text to sit exactly on top of the green, so I played about with the type and the green to find the right relationship I liked between them both.
I like the end result and thankfully so does Kirsten. There were lots of ideas brought back and forth between us both which was good fun!
New Designers 2011
The seven of us are working on our exhibition space right now for New Designers.
We are creating an app to go along with our exhibition and decided that, with the New Designers space looking quite like a maze, and not the best piece of information design to look at, it made sense for me to create a map for the exhibition.
We wanted a simple map that showed the user in a simple yet nicely designed way how to get to our space. (we were also kind and added in Product Design in as well)
The map will be displayed in the app on information about New Designers.
I’m quite pleased with the map. It’s nice to look at, (always a plus) and managed to churn it out in a couple days. Something visual to add to my portfolio that is more along the lines of what I want to do.