As art students at NMIT the culmination of our 3 year degree is an exhibition showcasing our final years work, for me this was a portfolio of graphic design and illustration work.
In November last year, as a class we held the annual BAM exhibition in Nelson, NZ at NMIT. It was a wonderful celebration of our hard work before we stepped into the real world.
Wall Statement from the Exhibition:
As an illustrator and graphic designer whose cross-disciplinary approach is diverse yet cohesive, the portfolio construct is an ideal way to present my skills in a range of media. Digitally collected into a slideshow, the full collection of projects completed this year is displayed along with the branding I have developed for my own practice. This portfolio includes work commissioned by clients as well as personal projects. A selection of works have been profiled, liberated from the page so to speak, and installed into this exhibition context.
Brief: Create a logo and develop brand identity for an online knitting pattern business. Develop illustrations for knitting patterns from reference photos provided by client. Develop promotional material that fits with the current product (pdf patterns printed on home printer, black and white).
Brief: Design a label and develop a name for a local craft beer. The design must stand out amongst locally available craft beers. Create a mockup of the design presented on an actual bottle. Develop promotional material for the product. (Class set project)
Brief: To bring the disciplines of art and literature together, in a quirky and imaginative layout. Create an innovative way to move past ‘art speak’ and critical jargon so that gallery visitors connect with the feelings and personalities of the contributing artists of the exhibition. Create a design, that responds to the title of the exhibition. The design will be used to serve a promotional purpose as well as define the look and feel of the exhibition’s catalogue.
Oh, and I got a Distinction award from Impressions Gallery 🙂