LGBT Live Brief
After looking back on the designs I had made, I felt that they were too literal in terms of representing music and the ideas and concepts were too basic, anyone given the brief could have come up with a similar idea given a few minutes. So to improve my work I went back and developed my ideas, and attempted to make the design less literal and more successful.
I then had to present my working process and design to a member of the LGBT badge company. I felt that the presentation went well and the feedback given was constructive
In the end I decided to use the design where a composers stick leads on to the LGBT text as I was given advice and I felt that it was important to take on board what the feedback from an LGBT representative himself had to say.
Monkey Badges Set
After completing the monkey’s badge set as an exercise, I was given a live brief to produce a badge for LGBT History Month 2014. After this, I read up on the brief and did some research to gain some background knowledge and inspiration for my work.
LGBT stands for Lesbian Gay Bi Trans, and every year a history month is held to celebrate and embrace it. Furthermore, each year there is a key person who is celebrated too and for this brief Benjamin Britten is being celebrated.
Benjamin Britten was a classical music composer who would have been celebrating his centenary year had he been alive.
I began creating rough sketches based around music to base my designs, I then developed them and was able to produce initial ideas for the design.
Animated GIF workshop
In class, we were set a project to produce a set of three badges which are part of a group to be packaged and sold. Whilst brainstorming possible ideas, the three wise monkey’s popped into my head and I felt that this would be a great theme for my badges as I was asked to produce three which is the exact amount of monkeys.
Using Photoshop I took a drawn picture of the monkeys and adapted them to suit my liking’s. From there, I had to scale the design down to the appropriate size for the badge and once printed I went on to use the badge make to complete the making of the monkey badges.
I then went on using InDesign to compose a label for the badges titles: Three wise monkey’s.
Continuing on with my spell Obesity, in the animated GIF workshop I was taught how to create my own GIF. I brainstormed possible ideas and then went on to use Photoshop to create my GIFs.
Whilst creating my GIFs, I was able to incorporate previous techniques I had learned to use on Photoshop such as the liquify tool. I enjoyed producing the GIFs as it was a new experience and I think it works with my spell to illustrate obesity and with little explanation gets the point across.