Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 10: Designer, Author, Maker – Case Studies Exploring Trends & Outputs of Influential Studios

Week 10 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture I found this week’s lecture decidedly thought-provoking. I would agree with Craig Oldham that having clarity about what you want to do, and how you define your role is really important. It’s definitely good to be open to working across, being influenced by or working… Continue reading Studio & Entrepreneurship – Week 10: Designer, Author, Maker – Case Studies Exploring Trends & Outputs of Influential Studios

History & Futures – Week 12: Promote & Test

Week 12 Lecture & Resources Thoughts on Resources & Lecture The two case study videos provided food for thought – the projects they reflect both seem to have been very successful in terms of design and effectiveness. Dumb Ways to Die, the awareness campaign for rail safety (see above) was a great example too, showing… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 12: Promote & Test

History & Futures – Week 4: Projecting a new perspective

Thoughts on Week 4 Lecture & Resources The Bomb Sight project, when described, sounds like an interesting historical census of the locations of the bombs that struck London during the 1940-1941 Blitz, but it’s when you see the data presented in a visual way that you really get a sense of the vast number –… Continue reading History & Futures – Week 4: Projecting a new perspective

Contemporary Practice – Week 10: Type & Page

Week 10 Lecture & Resources Typography I found the lecture on typography interesting, and in some ways it was also a trip down memory lane. As a child I spent time living in Antwerp, and was completely enthralled when I was lucky enough to visit the wonderful case room full of lead type at the… Continue reading Contemporary Practice – Week 10: Type & Page

Contemporary Practice – Week 1: Introduction

Workshop Challenge Who are you? My name is Cat McLaughlin. I was born in Scotland but I spent time living overseas in Europe growing up, which has shaped me and broadened my horizons. Being exposed to different cultures and learning new languages at a young age had a massive impact on how I view the… Continue reading Contemporary Practice – Week 1: Introduction