-Interior-Design-

Studying Interior Design at The Manchester Metropolitan University.

Blog includes my personal interests and my studio linked work.

Above images of my passport

My very own Brazilian passport that I printed out this morning. I think after a project, it’s nice to keep something like this  as a reminder of the experience within the project.

Reflection

For this project, it has been such a great opportunity to collaborate with Graphic Design students. Together we used different skill and came up with a strong concept that involved both Interior and Graphics. Graphics focused on the designs for the passports, stamps and flyers while the Interiors developed the Design ideas for the themed phone booths as well as the models and visuals of our spaces.

The main thing I have learnt from this project is the techniques from graphics students in terms of text, font, logo and layout. I have also realised the value of logos and fonts how they influence work and can make your idea more believable. I also have new ideas for graphics styles for future presentations. I intend to use the techniques learnt in my future design projects.  I also have learnt more of Adobe Illustrator, which I certainly would be using in the future.

The areas I was mostly involved with were the developing the concept and designing the themed phone booth Design along with this I also helped the Graphics students with promotion flyers as well the passport design because those were the key aspects of our concept and it was important to take them to as much as depth as possible. I enjoyed doing all of those things. I think the Brazilian passport idea and the Brazilian phone booths were the strongest part of this unit because it would have given the audience a nationality for the day/ exhibition and given them something to take away. Also the fact that we had a complete passport design finished and printed which we was really pleased with, and at the end having my own version of the passport sort of sold the concept to me and made me believe even more that our concept could have worked if it was realised to its scale in reality.

If we were given extra time we could have improved on the visuals because I thought that they were a little rushed. I think the visuals for our spaces could have been more professional as we had four interiors in our group. Even though for this project, I only improved the visuals of another member in my group, in general, visuals are something I intend to focus more on in the future. In addition, we could have developed a film or sound for one of themed phone booths to go inside the booth space and this we would have developed the inside on the phone booth experience visually.

Working with Graphics taught me to value and understand their way of working. Also looking back at last year, collaborating with Creative Multimedia and this year with Graphics has really taught me to understand the different disciplines and  trained me to work within a team with different people with different backgrounds, I think this is an important factor for future collaborations.

Overall, I have really enjoyed working in this project; it was certainly a great to finish off the year with. I achieved so much from this Unit whilst enjoying it at the same time. 

Week 3 - 15th May

Exhibition at the National Football Museum

Projects I liked

 I thought the exhibition was amazing. I liked how every groups banner was in a row, it made it look like a proper exhibition showed off the amount of work we all put in to this project. This gave good opportunity to see the other groups work as we had been so busy with ours we did not really knew what others were doing.

There were many projects that I liked at the exhibition but a few that really caught my eye straight away were the ‘Curing The Fruit Hat Syndrome’ exhibition and the ‘Take Your Seat’ exhibition. I thought both of them were very original, quite clever and well researched. I really liked the visuals for the tunnel installation for the ‘Take Your Seat’ exhibition, it was well detailed and related to it’s scheme well. With the ‘curing the fruit hat syndrome’, the concept was really strong, it related to the building its self and the advertisement was really well considered.

Exhibition  at National Football Museum

Our banner , phone booth models and passports with the tickets

Our banner looks great :)

I am definitely getting a passport printed out for myself.

Week 3 - 14th May
We tried different layouts but this was the one we thought showed our concept and looked good graphically. You can see it has been improved since the last one. We included our stamps which were actually the final touches we thought made a big difference on the banner. We also include the visual I worked on the day before just to give it more a professional feel. I think our consistent theme graphically was with the Brazilian tile patterns which is on the corners of the banner, on the logo, passports and the tickets/flyer. The pattern brought our work together really well. Thinal banner now looks  good and not too cluttered.
Our print out of our banner
once we printed the banner out we had to cut it to a certain size for the area of space given at the exhibition. It was quite difficult cutting it because it was quite long for one person to handle so the Graphics held the sheet onto the guillotine while I cut through the sheet which I was quite scared in doing because I didn’t want to cut through our banner. But I was so glad, it all turned out well :)

Week 3 - 14th May

We tried different layouts but this was the one we thought showed our concept and looked good graphically. You can see it has been improved since the last one. We included our stamps which were actually the final touches we thought made a big difference on the banner. We also include the visual I worked on the day before just to give it more a professional feel. I think our consistent theme graphically was with the Brazilian tile patterns which is on the corners of the banner, on the logo, passports and the tickets/flyer. The pattern brought our work together really well. Thinal banner now looks  good and not too cluttered.

Our print out of our banner

once we printed the banner out we had to cut it to a certain size for the area of space given at the exhibition. It was quite difficult cutting it because it was quite long for one person to handle so the Graphics held the sheet onto the guillotine while I cut through the sheet which I was quite scared in doing because I didn’t want to cut through our banner. But I was so glad, it all turned out well :)

Week 3 - 14th May
Final Banner for the Exhibition tomorrow 

Week 3 - 14th May

Final Banner for the Exhibition tomorrow 

Week 3 - 14th May
This is our rough banner that we quickly put together for our mini tutorial with Emily. During the tutorial we was told to make a few changes. We were told to have very few images of the passports as we were going to include the physical passports at the exhibition along with the two models (phone booths). Emily and our group agreed on the fact that the concept logo was clashing with the boarder on the right side. We were also advised to make the passport office visuals as our money shot image because that is the main aspect of our concept. She also advised that we include some of the stamps on our banner  because as part of our concept  people are going to get them from each of phone booths.

Week 3 - 14th May

This is our rough banner that we quickly put together for our mini tutorial with Emily. During the tutorial we was told to make a few changes. We were told to have very few images of the passports as we were going to include the physical passports at the exhibition along with the two models (phone booths). Emily and our group agreed on the fact that the concept logo was clashing with the boarder on the right side. We were also advised to make the passport office visuals as our money shot image because that is the main aspect of our concept. She also advised that we include some of the stamps on our banner  because as part of our concept  people are going to get them from each of phone booths.

Week 3 - 13th May

In the morning I did some editing on the visuals (last two images) and made them a little bit better than before for our banner.

Later in the afternoon, me and Gabriela just prepared our phone booth design (last 6 drawings ) as small icon/images just in case we include some of them in our banner.