PRO CON 3 EVALUATION
I feel that pro con 3 has gone really well this year, For my site I am happy with both the overall design and the coding however I feel both need improvement, However I shall get my site live as soon as possible and then work on a new one in the meantime, this will allow me to keep my presence on the internet once it is up instead of having to take it up and down all the time. Being able to code the site has has been a great experience and has led me to receive 3 other sites to code over summer.
My blog I feel has gone kind of well, ive tried to blog weekly and daily however because the majority of briefs are live I cant post any of this work up which has meant the last section of my blog has been left empty. ( tash said its okay to just hand a pdf in when I can )
Because of these live briefs I have gained valuable experience designing for industry and other clients, layout, and print. I feel that these were the most important part for me this year as they allowed me to gain some confidence in both myself and my work and allowed me to get out there and network etc. As a result the briefs are coming in steadily and I feel that after university I will be okay for work for a while.
Parody t-shirt designs using the muppets – Brief went well, received positive feedback and it opened my eyes up to computer illustration. First experience of presenting to industry.
Papercut peter pan book scenes – again positive feedback, was something that ive always wanted to try, I feel I could experiment with these in future and possibly make the full series
App and range of dog treats and leads – Positive feedback from everyone including vivid at the roses competition. Feel as though it didn’t look to finalized, could have been pushed well further. May develop during summer.
Cyrptozoological alphabet for back of ceral boxes – again I feel this could be improved now my illustration has got better, going to leave it for now may re do in the future
I passed. Nuff said.
Pro con 3
Overall I feel the design of my site works, its nice and simple however I feel my portfolio images need work on so I will redesign at some point.
Gregory the greenfield giant – Im working on the illustrations for a childrens book wrote by Chris Horrocks (glue media) ill post up whenever I can but due to it not being published yet it wont be for a while
Other work – all still live briefs and in development. These will be posted on blog whenever I have approval from the clients.
Gregory the greenfield giant – book series which im illustrating, will post up whenever I can. Expected to be on going for a year or two at least.
Just clean – exterior renovation branding including logo, brand guidelines, stationary, Leaflets and website. This is still in the process so again I will post up whenever I can
NWS – unestablished paving company which I am in the process of creating logo, branding, stationary, leaflets and website.
Social media footprint
Tumblr - http://jaketynan.tumblr.com
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/@jayke_1992
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jake.tynan.7
Costa del salford site - http://costadelsalford.co.uk/jake-tynan/
After adding clients earlier in the year on both my personal twitter and facebook I feel these are much more important than just design ones, as they allow people to see a little part of who I am (although I admit I did need to tidy them up first to make me look a little more professional ). I have had great success with twitter and since Chris at Gluemedia started to mention me I have been added by several designers and companies, I hope to continue this networking throughout the summer and facebook, twitter etc allow you to do this on a daily basis.
- Empoyability day – talked at media city included presenter Penny Haslam talking about how she got to where she did, gave us a really decent insight. Told us to have something unique about us eg. Comedy.
- Designing for web with Andy Golpys
- Java script lessons with Jason mayo
- Book binding classes with Hannah Gibson
- GFSmith paper talk with Jane Crowther – really opened up my eyes to the range of paper available, although I did tend to choose nice paper anyway I now have a lot more knowledge.
Placements – Currently working on illustrating a childrens book for chris horrocks, although this isn’t a design firm or a daily placement it has given me a lot of confidence at presenting to industry and official people, Hopefully going to be continuing this for a while including apps etc which should allow me to get experience with an App design agency.