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SEMESTER OVERVIEW

TYPE OF BRIEF

SUCCESS

PERSONALITY

Through the course of this semester I’ve learnt a lot about

My strengths, I feel, lie in the initial ideas of a project. I struggled

Environmental sustainability is something that I’ve been

myself and what I enjoy and respond well to when it comes to

a lot in following these ideas through last semester but in

interested in for a while, increasingly with the ongoing

projects. Having a lot of projects on the go at the same time has

the semester I’ve really tried to concentrate as much on the

research for my dissertation. It’s something that I’m hoping

definitely been the highlight of this semester, I find my mind can

visual language as I do the idea which (I hope) shows through.

I’ll be educated about more as I get into the design world

wonder a bit if I’m doing the same thing for too long so having

The Peace One Day project was probably where this is most

and something I’ll be looking for in jobs. I’m pretty loud and

different projects to shift my attention onto has meant I’ve been

apparent and I was proud of my final outcome. That project being

opinionated about things which is something that I try to

more productive. In the same light, I much prefer short briefs as

a short one definitely aided me in my success with it.

incorporate into my work as I usually work harder on something

I never bore of them so when it comes to finishing them off I’m

I also feel like my editorial work is a strength of mine. I really

that I actually care about. I’m not 100% sure about what

still excited about the project, I find projects over 3 weeks really

like the idea of changing what people think a book has to be

direction I want to go in next, I like a lot of different parts of

difficult as I lose interest and that affects the final outcome.

which I think is shown most in my dissertation project. That,

design and I’m hoping that the more places I have experience

again, was a relatively short project.

at the more sure I’ll be of where I want to go. At the moment I’ve mainly got my eye on advertising and studios that have a variation of media in their portfolios.

INTEGRAL ELEMENTS

PROBLEM

Brain storms right at the beginning of a project help me more

A lot of the problems I’ve had with my work have been when I

than anything else. I like to write everything down and generate

start to lose interest with the projects. Sometimes I get really

lots of different ideas. I usually then try and leave the project

frustrated when I can’t figure something out with the project.

for a bit and do something else and come back to my ideas

I have found it a lot easier to spend time with another project

with a fresh head. I tend to pick a few of the strongest ones

for a while then come back to it. Also my lack of software

and develop them forward, depending on how long I’ve given

knowledge sometimes catches up on me. It’s really handy that

myself for the project. I want to develop this by continuing to

I’m surrounded everyday with people who can help me when

take on projects that are primarily ideas based as that’s the part

I’m having issues but soon I won’t be so lucky so I need to start

of a project that I get the most joy out of. As far as the visual

taking some time out to learn more about the creative package,

language goes sometimes it comes naturally and almost designs primary photoshop. itself (like the D&AD project I did) or sometimes I have to dig around and get inspiration via. research. I now need to start taking more time to visually research things and try and pick apart what I’ve found and what makes things successful and what makes things unsuccessful.


ISTD

WAT E R M A R K

A DESIGNERS GUIDE...

D&AD

ROSES

E M M A S I N V I TAT I O N S

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. TA M S I N S I N V I TAT I O N S

D I S S E R TAT I O N

M&S PICNIC

POSTERHEROES


O N E D AY

The brief asked to display one day in time by any means necessary. Instead of picking a day I chose to question what is a day. This infographics poster displays the same day in different cultured calendars through out the world.

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SAV E L A N G UAG E This was a Roses student awards brief to revive the English language to everybody who’s neglecting it.


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D&AD A advertising campaign for Peace Day that encouraged the general public to make a little change on the 21st September. Produced in English, Spanish and French to show the versatility of the concept.


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P E A C E O N E D AY

E : SA R A H SAC CO U N T @ H OT M A I L . CO . U K The pack for change is ordered via the website that the initial advertisements leads to which includes stickers so the W : W W W. S A R A H G I L L . C O . U K campaign can be brought into daily life and postcards to make those tough apologies and forgiveness a little easier.


E M M A S I N V I TAT I O N S 100 screen printed invitations for a family members retro sweets themed wedding.


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TA M S I N I N V I TAT I O N S Day & Night Invitations for a bird themed wedding with perforated RSVP slip.


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D I S S E R TAT I O N Editorial spreads of my dissertation which discussed environmental sustainability in design. The final piece was over printed on old pieces of work to not waste paper.


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WAT E R M A R K A supplement designed for the Words by the Water festival in Keswick, Cumbria. Done as a collaborative piece with Mica Connelly & Gary Nicholson.


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M&S PICNIC A picnic packaging project for M&S for the queens jubilee this summer. Done in collaboration with Mica Connelly.


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I PA D D E S I G N An Ipad app created as a tool to help designers become more environmentally sustainable in their professional life.


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POSTERHEROES A poster brief to raise awareness about consumption. Food waste is a pet peeve of mine so it seemed fitting.


WASTE NOT, WANT NOT.

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT.

WASTE NOT, WANT NOT.

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Sarah Gill semester 2