#1 – Names

Name a designer you admire

Ruth Ansel and Alexey Brodovitch

Name an artist you admire

Andy Warhol

Name a memory that inspired you

Justin Bieber sold out madison square garden in 22 minutes aged 16

Name a person from your present or past you respect

Parents

#2 – Multi-sensory list

A photograph

A place

London

A colour

White

A piece of music

A film or video clip

#3 – Trace a previous project

Take one of your finished projects and trace its inspirations and influences

#4 – The High 5

Identify five key influences. Think about, write and draw how these influences have had an affect on you personally & on your work

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STRENGTHS

What are your talents, skills and abilities?

Sport, graphic design, photography, communication and networking

What resources are available to you?

Money, laptop, contacts, models and creative designers and professionals

Who can you approach for advice, support and guidance?

Lecturers, friends, families, business associates, professionals within the industries

What do other people see as your strengths?

Confidence, ambitious, passionate, perfectionist, versatile

What specialist knowledge do you have access to?

Internet, contacts such as professionals within the industry plus other partnering industries such as photography.

WEAKNESSES

What talents, knowledge and skills are you lacking?

Crafting skills, knowledge about wood work, measurements and terminology of materials.

What do other people see as your weaknesses?

Worry too much, anxious about my work being perfect, too focused.

What resources (money, time, support, expertise) are you lacking?

Do you have certain personality traits that prevent you from reaching your goals? How will these be overcome?

Too obsessed with being perfect and stubbornness. Can be overcome by listening too people and keeping an open mind.

OPPORTUNITIES

What opportunities are available to you?

What important goals could you pursue?

How can you capitalise on your strengths?

What opportunities would become available if you overcame your weaknesses?

THREATS

What risks are you currently facing?

What obstacles are impeding your progress?

What external factors are affecting you negatively?

What threats do your weaknesses expose you to?

Overall in conclusion I am extremely happy with the outcome of my magazine and what I have achieved. I didn’t get off to a good start as I may have interpreted the brief slightly wrong. However after finishing all other assignments I put 100% focus on to this magazine.

What I learnt

I learnt a number of things whilst doing this assignment. How to make a make a magazine, how to interpret a re-design brief, the steps to go through when re-designing and technical skills in InDesign.

Doing this assignment has made me more aware of the research which should be carried out and this will definitely help me in the future when working on projects with clients, agencies etc.

What I struggled with

At first I struggled with the brief as I may have interpreted it differently for some reason. At the start I didn’t know which magazine to redesign, I could easily have chosen a completely bad designed magazine however I wanted a challenge to redesign something which wasn’t too easy.

I done a lot of research on the NYLON magazine before choosing it for my assignment. The main thing is that I learnt a lot from this assignment 🙂

If I had a chance to do this again I would probably change the font size on some of the pages such as the contents page as I think it may be a bit too big.

These are my final 3 front covers which I have designed. The first one is the cover which I have decided to use for my final magazine print.

As I stated before I didn’t want too much text on the front as I think it ruins the look, especially when i’m going for a posh, clean look.

Model Sophia Christodoulou is featured on all 3 covers as she is in the main feature. All magazine main features are related to the image on the front cover.
Front cover finalised
Front cover finalised2 Front cover finalised3

 

Below is a contents page I found when doing research. I really like the way this spread is layed out and really bring the image alive. The content and the image are both fitted in areas where the both work well.

83a2591f4fcf5a0ea4410dc2adc7e806Below is a spread of my contents page which I designed for my re-designed magazine. I have used a very big close up image of a fashion model and working the content around the models’ face.

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