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The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Technology

11 May

So for Ideas and Development, we had to design something technological that will come into the market place in five years time.

I focused on mobile phones, and designed what I guess most people would think of as a kiddy phone, but me personally I’d go and buy it due to its quirky-ness. Inspired by a robot USB hub I have, it’s basically a small robot, or Minibot as I called it, which has voice recognition therefore being password protected and will only work to your voice, so if its stolen, there wouldn’t be any problem of anyone accessing it. But if something happens to your voice (i.e. you’re ill or you can’t talk properly), you can type passwords or general words in using its keyboard by pushing the slot that’s at the bottom. It also has a touch screen which is also 3D compatible and can be sized up to the desired size you want it. And it can connect to other Minibots by its in-built USB cable, where it can exchange contact information, pictures, music etc. It also has cool LED lights, which makes it seem more fun :3

Assignment Summary

29 Apr

For my next assignments, so far it’s been mainly for Illustration. Ideas & Development involved us in producing anything we want (from a drawing to a photo, sculpture or film), as to what we think communication technology will be like in five years time. For myself, I did a small illustration of a mini robot (minibot as I called it), which could do phone calls, internet etc on a small screen on its body which can become 3D and using your fingers, size it up to how big/small you want the screen. It’s quite cute in my personal opinion, and was influenced from this robot usb hub I’ve got. I’ll post it up at some point as right now I feel a bit lazy to scan it in.

I haven’t heard any new assignments for Packaging & Branding, which I’m ok with but also slightly worried… Don’t know if any emails have been sent or that my tutor is waiting until all these Monday bank holidays are over with to get us really into them.

Anyways, for Illustration, there are two more assignments. One I’m having a mental block on and the other I’m really looking forward to starting. Ok, so first one involves us producing an image that can be used for a banner for our university’s student accommodation building in Brentford. I have no idea what to do right now. It’s making me quite annoyed as I always have an idea for something straight away!

Second one, is called Visualising and we have a choice of three things: Exploded drawing, graphic novel or an animated promo. When I saw the brief, my mind set itself straight to graphic novel, which is possibly an obvious choice for me. The restriction for it, however, is that it is based on a classic literature from your childhood that has impacted you, or write your own. Luckily when I asked, I was allowed to do a play so my choice is the best thing ever: An Inspector Calls by J.B.Priestley. When I studied this book back in GCSE (which was about 5 years ago) I was so overwhelmed by it and the storyline. It really captured me and since then I could never ever get that book out of my mind. I finally have the book, and the 1954 film (with Alastair Sim) and going to enjoy watching and reading it again and again ^_^

Finished Pieces – Campaign & Character Design

21 Apr

I have finally done my plush toy, Chu the Fox, for Character Design and the T-shirt for the Campaign assignment.

Here they are:



I’m so glad they’re done. Now onto the new assignments! >:D

Work Progression

14 Apr

The past two weeks I think have been taking its toll on me. Been doing my uni work everyday from morning til night. I’m so tired right now but am so happy that I haven’t actually got that much work to do. I just can’t quite express it with this state of mind I’m in…

So I’ve finished my Packaging and Branding assignment as you know from my post last week. I’ve finished doing the campaign recycling leaflets for Ideas & Development (just need to do my T-shirt transfer) and just finish up on stitching the head and velcro the tail of my fox toy for the character design assignment for Illustration.

For my Ideas & Development, our brief was to choose a campaign from three options and publicise it more. I chose to do recycling and what items people can recycle as nowadays we all get quite confused with the news shoved upon telling us what to recycle and bins to use etc. So I came up with the idea of doing leaflets in shapes of certain objects and on the back information of the company, what they do and what you can recycle (which is situated in different categories).

I had to come up with my own logo and company name, and eventually came up with Box the Fox, which was thought of by playing around with my surname. This is the logo and the leaflets:


The information on the back of the leaflets reads:

Box the Fox is a recycling company helping you to know what items in your house can be recycled.

Collect all 15 categorised leaflets to know which items can be recycled in your nearest recycling centre.

Each leaflet had different information from its category, ranging from paper products, clothes and miscellaneous items. I’ll post up the T-shirt when I get the chance to do it which is either today or tomorrow.

For Illustration, our new assignment was character design and to then make it into something 3D. This I was quite looking forward to as character design is what I would like to do as a career. At first, I sketched a few characters as I wanted to explore a few drawing styles, as shown below.


I know, they’re all females, but I’m better at drawing females than males. I did do a design sheet for it, but it wasn’t as good. Anyways, I then wanted to develop the three females on the far right side and make them ‘chibi’ style, which is a smaller version of your character (as shown above).

After doing this, however, I felt that I wanted to do something besides a manga/anime style plush toy as it is something I always do, and therefore take a step back from it and do something else. But I didn’t know where to start. It wasn’t until I was doing my logo for the campaign assignment from Ideas & Development that I felt that the fox would look quite cute as a toy. I developed it so it didn’t relate to that assignment, making it have a chewed ear and the white bit of its tail to be ‘stitched on’ as its background story would be that it was chasing it’s tail then bit the tip off, therefore having to get it stitched back on and giving its name Chu (as is the word ‘chew’).

This is the scaled sketch of what I perceived it to look (although the actual version looks a bit different):

I’ll post the plush toy when it’s finished. As I mentioned earlier, I just need to stitch the head and velcro the tail as it will be adjustable so you can position it in any direction (left, right, up, down).

For now, I’m going to do my drawing for this competition that holds yearly by a university. I’ll post it and talk of it more when it’s done.

A Play with Words

31 Mar

Basically interpreting words into pictures. Enjoy.





I have more in my book, but these were my favourite ^_^