You may have noticed that I have been very quiet since my final major project hand in! Well firstly I was enjoying a bit of time off from doing work after an exhausting few months and secondly, I have been busy helping create our stand for new designers.
From July 5th-8th our year group will be showcasing our work we completed for our final year of Design for Industry. I think about 42 of us will be down there representing Northumbria University. Over the past 3 weeks as a year we have been prepping the stand which has been designed by a team of us, built and painted by others (I am part of this team) and then had the graphics produced by another team.
So a quick update on what has happened so far. We built up the speed frame in the first week, this is a just a metal frame that hammers together –
This is going to be adjusted to match our sizings as we are changing the design slightly for our stand.
(we also got slightly distracted when one of the boxes got emptied and had a toboggan ride down the corridor!)
The white frame was created for Reveal which is our degree show within Northumbria University. We had an opening night for this last Thursday where a few companies came in to look at our work. It is open to the public now until 1st June so anyone interesting in seeing our years work just head over to the Design School at Northumbria University.
Whilst this has also been going on the design stand team came up with how we are going to present our work. Within the metal frames we are having MDF placed as deep boxes. Within these boxes there will be smaller boxes for models to sit in and A3, A4 and A5 boards with images and text explaining each concept. So far we have worked out how many tiles we need for the flooring by laying out these in the studio to the same measurements as the New Designers stand and we have started to paint and put up the MDF wood.
The graphics team have been hard at work too, they were the ones to create the layout for our Reveal show and they have been working on the New Designers layout and magazine too. To brand our year they came up with the name and logo of 55 degrees as there as 55 students in our year (receiving degrees, get it?)
I have also prepped my boards to show at New Designers. I get one A3 board and an A4 board then room for a model so my game is going to come with me, I may possibly bring my collectibles if I have room. I have tried not to put too much information on them but enough to get the idea. I also have an A5 board with a description of my project which will be next to all this,
Stay tuned as there is plenty more to come! I will keep a bit more updated now the work is becoming less hectic. Anyone looking to come to New Designers in London, there is code off for 25% – NDFINALCHANCE (I think it ends quite soon though!).