My Design Process

As I near completion of my fourth class at University, one of the fundamental factors in all classes, is the design process. The design process refers to the steps you take to reach a final design. The way you approach this can vary between every person. My process involves; mind mapping/rough notes, research, inspiration, sketching,…

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My journey in digital art

As the year is winding down, I often feel it’s a time for reflection and consideration of time that has passed. I am currently studying Digital Design at university and thought it would be a good opportunity to share my journey creating digital art. From my early work in 2008 to my most recent in…

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Typography Practice

For the past 8+ weeks I have been studying typography. I have been learning valuable lessons on many ways to; express meaning, communicate clearly, organise information and how design has evolved (and continues to evolve). What I have found particularly fundamental to developing my knowledge has been both in exploring ways that words communicate to us, through…

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Artprompt.xyz

I created a new website called Artprompt.xyz which is a very simple art prompt site, to hopefully inspire anyone who may be in a creative slump. I decided to make Artprompt.xyz because sometimes I don’t know what I want to design and I just want to be able to have a simple prompt. I had…

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ScanNCut

I recently brought a ScanNCut cutting machine, which allows you to scan and cut shapes and patterns with great precision and awesomeness. I have always fancied the idea of being able to cut out my own designs, to create stationery and stickers. I could do this by hand, but I have found my ability to be…

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Website Design Practice

I decided to spend some time today practicing website design and made some simple HTML/CSS layouts. For a long time I have felt overwhelmed with the idea of trying to create a website design. It felt like so much had changed, with ‘responsive design’ and having to make layouts work in all kinds of browsers. I…

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I wrote a book

I am so thrilled to announce that I have completed my first children’s book. The book is called Tom and Geraldene and tells the story of a little boy (Tom) and his toy giraffe that becomes real (Geraldene). Tom wants everyone in his family to meet Geraldene, but not everyone can see her. I have based this…

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Room Renovation: Complete

I am so pleased that my room renovation is finally complete. The final step was decorating and I had a lot of fun doing this. There is still a few items that I want to add to, such as the owl lamps I like, storage boxes for the top of my wardrobe and cloud shelves.…

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Random creative things I want to do (at some point)

I love creative things. This is a list of random creative & crafty projects that I want to do (at some point). Write/Illustrate my owl children’s book (I have this about 80% complete) Design/Illustrate a mood journal to use to track moods (an actual paper journal) Have my own designs printed onto stationery (notebooks, stickers,…

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Bye Bye 2014!

A new year is almost here and that brings 2014 to a close. This year was a strange one. I lost two animals (Tigger & Flapper), started free hosting again, created two new blogs (Cute Magic & Why Blue) and tried not to push myself mentally. In 2015 I would like to: Make a plan…

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