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hi! my name is kirsty gilliburn and i am a student at manchester school of art studying Design and Art Direction. Sometimes my mind runs off on a tangent and i imagine myself sat in a Vogue office wearing head to toe chanel, the new anna wintour. A girl can dream.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

i'm feeling BLUE...

My Ian Anderson project was one of the most stressful project's i have ever done! what seemed simple was quickly becoming an extremely taxing project. as a group we were thinking of everything possible that we could do to get them to pick blue to represent the signage. we were thinking about what blue already represents about feelings, calm, the sea, the sky, different shades, eyes, primary colors, hyperlinks, power, integrity, denim and stability, among many other properties of blue.
But we were bogged down with the actual idea of the presentation and the design of it. should we make a book, a slideshow or a poster. by the time we were 24 hours down we still had nothing and were in major panic mode!! we had lost 2 members of our group to unforeseen circumstances and were now a group of 3 doing a group for 5's work. in the end we kept the presentation simple and literally thought about it in terms of a business presentation rather than an actual piece of design. We thought about what the company would want to use the actual color for and why blue would be perfect and literally kept it as simple as that:
cost of production
benefits etc...

we made a simple pie chart and and put basic sentences together, using the typeface used on motor-way signs to get our point across. i was worried that our presentation wasn't going to be enough, that it was too simple and that everyone else's complex and fancy presentations were going to crush ours into the ground. More importantly i was worried that i was going to be brandished as a failure. scary.

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