Bournemouth University

Pros Cons
Large seaside town Expensive
Very nice campus Course doesn’t quite match up to falmouth
Nice typesetting studio Not so much equipment in the studios
Good connections Can’t join normal societies properly since the arts university is seperate
Amazing library and drawing studio

Personal Progression lists

List of personal aspirations, options and lifestyles

  • I want to become a graphic designer or some other form of art related profession that involves designing to solve a problem.
  • I would like to live somewhere more rural, somewhere I could easily go on long walks somewhere nice, preferably with mountains. (eg. Cumbria)
  • Would love to have a desk with decent lightning, not facing a brick wall like mine.
  • Definitely don’t want to stay in Exeter and don’t want to live somewhere like Plymouth.

List of personal attributes

  • Observant
  • Deep thinker
  • Creative
  • Independent
  • Focused
  • Hard worker

Strengths and weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses

Job Research

Middleweight/Senior Graphic Designer for Fluro

Fluro are a Buckinghamshire based, full service creative agency. We are on the hunt for a hungry and talented Graphic Designer to work across a diverse range of projects for both print and web.

You should live, breathe, eat and sleep design, be full to the brim with creativity and be looking for a real challenge. You will be very strong on concept and brand development, have excellent typographic skills and have a good understanding of the web. You will know the “Creative Suite” inside out and ideally be able to conceptualise on paper. An understanding of html would also be an advantage. You will have a proven track record and at least 3 years agency experience.

As a vital part of a small team, you will need to be a confident self-starter and happy to handle briefs from concept right through to delivery. You will have to regularly deal with clients and have an excellent manner. For the right applicant this is a fantastic opportunity to be an integral part of a busy, growing agency, making a real name for itself with some brilliant clients.

Designer – Integrated Agency – £40-50K

A brilliant integrated agency is looking for a talented conceptual designer to join the team.

They are looking for a talented designer who has mainly print experience but who can work on all media. Combining commercial knowledge and insight with beautifully considered design work  Coveringall touch-points from day-to-day art direction on press advertising, identity through to printed brochures, digital and internal communications.

You will be happy to present your work, you will have amazon attention to detail and be happy tp come up with concepts. Agency experience is a must.

You will be enthusiastic,  passionate about creative and have the ability to inspire more junior designers.

Graphic Artist/Illustrator for Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive is a leading developer and publisher of AAA games for Mac and Linux, including recent hit titles such asAlien: Isolation and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and classics such as the Tomb Raider and Batman: Arkham series.

We are expanding our portfolio to include iOS games and are looking to hire a graphic artist/illustrator to create artwork for our mobile games and to work on our marketing materials.

You will work as part of our dedicated design team and will be responsible for adapting artwork from desktop games for use in mobile versions. This involves amending images in a variety of ways, including resizing and redrawing images at higher resolutions either using Photoshop batch processes or by amending images individually, and designing new UI elements.

You will also work on our marketing materials, creating a range of assets for a variety of games. You will adapt existing artwork for use on new websites, applications and banners, sometimes working with typography in several languages.

We are looking for someone who enjoys using their full range of skills to create great marketing and game imagery.

This is a full-time, permanent role based in our offices in southwest London.

What skills and experience should you have?

  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with digital illustration
  • Excellent typography skills
  • A strong portfolio of digital illustration and graphic design work

What else would help?

  • An active interest in video games
  • Professional experience in graphic design
  • Experience creating artwork for mobile games

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary of £21 – 24k p.a., dependent on skills and experience
  • Flexitime
  • Relaxed small company atmosphere
  • Regular company dinners and outings

University research

Graphic Design BA(Hons) – Falmouth University

  • 104 – 120 UCAS points

BA Graphic Design  – University of Edinburgh

  • Level 3 Extended diploma Merit

Illustration BA(Hons) – Falmouth University

  • 104 – 120 UCAS points

Creative Advertising BA(Hons) – Falmouth University

  • 104 – 120 UCAS points

Illustration and Animation BA(Hons) – UCA Canterbury

  • 112 UCAS points

Portfolio plan

List of works to potentially put in my portfolio:

  • Exeter college Aquatica ornamentals poster

I will place both the original and some remakes I have done.

Original (made in march 2015)

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Remakes (made in October 2016)

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  • Short Story title

This and the tale of time drawings were both just short drawings I did for fun when I became obsessed with learning the two songs.

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  • Tale of Time title

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  • Realism Drawings

I will place all my realistic drawings in order so as to show progression, below is an example of one of the more recent ones.

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  • Michael’s Dream animation

I will place images of the characters and the scene backgrounds into my physical portfolio the actual video will be on the digital portfolio.

  • Okido project drawing

I will place this close to my animation pictures since they are really similar.

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