Hi, I'm Calum. I'm a 3rd year Graphic Design student at the University of Salford.
Had an interesting talk from Andy from shape about self employment. The talk was an eye opener as to how little I actually knew about it, considering it may be an option for me in the future. He talked about the amount of enthusiasm he put in to get to where he is today. I learned a lot about how to communicate better, through networking and various other means like making sure your information is accessible. One are that remains grey in Graphic Design is how much to charge, nobody really has an answer so I guess the best way is to start cheap and move on up from there. I’d definitely love to take on freelance clients in the future and get some real experience.
After last weeks seminar it became apparent that I needed to take the next step with my dream project. I needed to find a way to utilise the posters I have been making and I think the best way to go is interactivity. I have also been trying to make folding stories that can change depending on how they are arranged. So, combing these ideas to I want to create a magnet set, that can be fully interchangeable and above all fun to mess around with.
I want to create 18+ parts to the story, along with ways of connecting them together (and, whilst, with etc). The users can then rearrange them into any order they see fit, sort of like when a dream just randomly decides to take some weird turn. Finally I will brand my set and design some nice packaging.
…I better stop talking about it a get moving!@2 years ago