At Tate Morden, I found a series of images about cells and the universe. The shape and texture of each pattern are very beautiful. This may be related to my personal project, which I am going to do in shuttle of space.
I have seen many graphic designers’ works, like David Carson, Young Chen Nieh and Stefan Sagmeister. I am interested in David Carson especially because I like his typography, and he widely used the combination of different typefaces and photography to give people a strong visual impact.
In level 3, I have a certain understanding of how to complete a project. First, I hope that my professional level is getting better and better. Then I want to make my ideas, content conveyed more active, and the form of outcom can be diversified.
In level 3, I think the most interesting thing I have learned is screen printing. I have used screen printing in two projects. It can match different colors and materials. The whole process was fun. Two other things are the improvement of self-learning ability and time management.
Graphic design is everywhere in the life, this majors cover a wide range of subjects, such as packaging, posters, typography, advertisements and so on. And I think graphic design is what use a visual way to convey a project information.
The most successful of my works is… As for the second project, for the magazine design of a restaurant, I observed the decoration style and dish characteristics of the restaurant, which determined the design elements of the magazine. For example, the design concept of some shapes in the magazine comes from the wood Chinese style carvings in this restaurant. If it can be improved, I think magazine binding or deal with photoes can be more professional.
My third project was a bit difficult I think, I didn’t know what to do for a while, I was confused at that time. Because I have many points to develop, I like them very much, and want to combine them, but I do not know how to start, how to visualize. So I will focus more on one idea in the future.
I think I have a basic concept of graphic design, so I want to further improve my professional and technical skills through undergraduate courses definitely.
I have a good foundation for painting, I am willing to record what I see in a painting way. Then I will further study from different perspectives,such as the meaning of an object in different countries. And I am good at using software, like Photoshop, Illustrator.
The last book I read was about Julian opie. It is mainly famous for its unique characters and portrait paintings. I was impressed by his minimalist set of characters in 2018, called Walking in Melbourne. Also, He was good at drawing human body outlines with thick black lines.