Author Archives: Jen

OWT Zine #6 – Differences

This month I’ve been lucky enough to have my work featured in OWT Creative‘s zine: Differences. The zine features a selection of work on the same theme, by creatives in the North West.

Music & Image

For the final project of my degree I’ve been working on various outcomes based on finding the connection between sound and image, so as a way of documenting my progress and making something that could (hopefully) stand on it’s own as a mini-project, I decided…

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Future Everything Handmade: Digital | DIY | Craft

Aside from being lucky enough to be a part of the event myself, this Future Everything event showcased an array of different examples of digital DIY innovation. From 3D printers, to giant digital etch-a-sketches, to audrino workshops. It was really interesting to see what people…

Pentagram

I was lucky enough to be one of the students on our course given the opportunity to visit their Pentagram in London and be given portfolio feedback.

Spin

Founded by Patricia Finegan and Tony Brook in 1992, spin is a multi disciplinary design studio based in London. I was lucky enough to be one of the students on our course given the opportunity to visit their studio and be given portfolio feedback.

Future Everything – The Data Dimension Launch

Due to my Synaesthetic project’s involvement with Future Everything, I have got an artist’s pass – which gives me the same access to the festival, music events and conference that a delegate pass would do. I decided to head to the opening of ‘The Data…

Aneesh Kapoor – Flashback

This exhibition, currently being held at Manchester Art Gallery presents a selection of early and more recent works by British artist Aneesh Kapoor. Admitedly, I didn’t know who he was by name – but after doing a bit of background research for this write-up he’s…

Synaesthetic – Art Direction Experiment

I’m very pleased to announce that firstly after submitting my music mapping work to the Future Everything festival (who I had decided to make idents for as one of my project outcomes), my work has been selected to appear at their Handmade: Digital | DIY…

Music Mapping

Currently I’m producing a body of work based on music art direction for my final university 3rd year project. I’m focusing on trying to find the absolute connection between music and image.

Abram Games, by Naomi Games

Daughter of the influencial graphic designer Abram Games, Naomi Games came to give us a talk about his life and work.

North West Film Archive Workshop 2

I’ve been participating in a three week workshop with Sam Meech in which we’re editing existing footage from the North West Film archive. Today consisted in Sam showing us some features of editing software and how to Datamosh.

Russell W Hancock – Graphic Design & The Dotted Line

Russell came to talk to us foremost about starting a freelance career – encouaging us all by providing us with invaluable templates for invoices, quotes and terms & conditions, that we could take and use as we wish.

The Universal Sigh

This afternoon I went to get a copy of Radiohead’s publication for The King of Limbs ‘The Universal Sigh’ from these nice gentlemen (more photos after the jump).

Northern Digitals Event

Ben Holden (Cahoona), Adam Todd + Brendan Dawes (Magnetic North), Trevor Johnson, NoChintz, Chris Gaffey and Mark Jermyn (One69a) all talked about the things that inspire them. These were all ‘quick fire’ talks taking no longer than 10 minutes each. This all happened at the Deaf…

Manchester Design Symposium

This week I was lucky enough to win a ticket to the Manchester Design Symposium . The speakers were Si Scott, John L Walters (editor of Eye magazine), Bruno Maag, Jonathan Barnbrook and Tom Dorresteijn of Studio Dumbar. Questioning and discussing ‘the value of design’.

North West Film Archive Workshop 1

Today I was invited to attend a moving image workshop with some second year students with Sam Meech for the North West Film Archive. We spent the session viewing the work the 2nd year students had done to get into the workshop, viewing the footage…

DR-ME

It’s great to see where people who were in our position a year ago have gone in a short amount of time. Dr. Me talked to us about how they have stayed true to their values and aspirations throughout their year and how they have…

‘Smirnoffography’ – with Johnny Hardstaff

This was the second of two workshops run by Johnny Hardstaff, focusing on idea generation. We had 26 and a half hours to create an advertising idea that would help the world to experience the joys of intoxication. This was amazing because it’s a brief…

Ian Anderson’s Colour Workshop

Working in collaboration with Dom Kelly, Millie Cordingley, Chris Mahoney and Abby Hambleton. I was lucky to be asked along to participate in a workshop with Ian Anderson of The Designers’ Republic, we were set a two day breif based on the premise that: In…