Tuesday 29 April 2014

Let's Talk ASN

When I'm accepting a design brief from someone it is important that I understand exactly what the client is looking for. One of my favourite questions to ask is what other brands/ websites do you like? Even if they are unrelated to what the client is branding it still gives me a visual clue about their tastes and their idea of good design.

My other favourite question is what do you not like? When I asked this client both these questions unusually the response included a number of things to avoid due to their prevalence in the sector. I realised these were the icons I would have turned to first and ideas that I have in fact used for other clients in previous work.

But I love a challenge and both the client and I are very pleased with the outcome.

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Tuesday 22 April 2014

Water photography

As well as being really busy with client work lately I've also had the opportunity to take a 5 week photography course at Art 4 You Scotland. The tutor was the fine art photographer, Dave Hunt. His explanations of how the camera works were really good and even although I have some experience of taking photographs especially close ups I learned a lot. We spoke a lot about how to capture a subject that is moving, a concept with which I was struggling.

The beautiful weather over the Easter weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to go walking along the river with my camera and have a play with what I've learned. I was quite pleased with the results.