BA (Hons.) GRAPHIC DESIGN – END OF MODULE SELF-EVALUATION
Module Code – OUGD205 Module image
Level 02 Semester 0
1. What skills have you developed through this module and how effectively do you think you have applied them?
I have learnt how to work to fast deadlines for example in the first lesson when we were given a bit of text which we had to make an image for and an image which we had to extend. i thought this was a good way of working as it gets you thinking quicker and helps you to work under pressure. this is a realistic way of getting prepared for industry. the work i produced for this was at a very basic level, as i found it very had to work at this pace, however i will be practicing this style of working in my own time, this will help me find a more personal style of illustration. and give me a chance to explore ore mediums.
2. What approaches to generating work and solutions to problems have you developed and how have they helped?
i have developed the way i use inks when producing illustrations. this was mainly used in the eye charts, i enjoyed working with inks as it gave me a chance to be more expressive and it was good to produce interesting compositions and tone when layering different thickness of ink.
3. What strengths can you identify in your work and how have/will you capitalise on these?
i found that the strengths in my work were the 3d object and the box which i created for the the day in the life project. i Will be including 3d craft more in my work in future projects, however it is time consuming, but i have found that if you spend more time by putting alot of craft into mock ups it looks a lot better when it comes to photographing your work, which over all saves time because you don't have to spend much time tweaking the content of images in photo shop.
4. What weaknesses can you identify in your work and how could you exploit these more fully?
i found that the weakness in my work were the quick briefs which we were given at the start of the project, i will be doing more of these in my own time, however i will be setting limitations such as colour, mediums i can use and scale for example, i will be collecting quotes, lyrics and story's which i will be able to create interesting images for. this will also give me a chance to research into editorial illustration and book illustration so that i am informing my design decisions.
5. Identify five things that you will do different next time and what do you expect to gain from doing these?
i will spend more time on my blog, rather than posting randomely and in bulk i will even out my posting by posting twice a week. this will help me to see my progression in a more organised and structured way. this will also help me inform my design in a better way.
i will practice photographing my work better, for example different ways i can photograph such as useing a tripod, this will help my images to be more focused. this will help the presentation of my work to look better.
i will do more primarry research in my topic areas and do more research into target audiences, this will help my work to be more informed therfore will make designing a lot easier.
i will work on my presentation skills when it comes to crits etc. this is one of my major weaknesses which i have to spent alot of time perfecting. i need to work on being more formal and speaking of my ideas to other in a way so that they see what iam trying to get across.
6.How would you grade yourself on the following areas:
(please indicate using an ‘x’)
5= excellent, 4 = very good, 3 = good, 2 = average, 1 = poor
Quantity of work produced 4
Quality of work produced 4
Contribution to the group 4