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BA Graphic Design Exhibition

Last night I went to the private viewing of Glasgow Clyde College: Cardonald Campus’s BA Graphic Design exhibition. It was great to see both my classmates and my own work up on display. Samples of our books were available for a closer look at the real thing, and it was great to see the progress made over the last year. Here’s an image of my boards on display. Some samples of our work can be seen on the graphics website here.


Today has consisted of printing projects to put in my portfolio. The hardest part for me is deciding which way to display each project — photographs or spreads? All the same size for consistency or differing for variety? For now my portfolio is an A2 folder, but I have researched ways other designers have displayed their work and there seems to be a variety of different techniques. Some create and bind physical books, whilst others make boxes and postcards to send to employers. In future I will look further into these techniques and think of a more creative way to display my work and attract attention.


A few months ago I took a 10 week Photography class. I have always been interested in photography so jumped at the chance to learn some techniques. I bought a Canon EOS 1200D and developed skills in composition and shutter speeds. I still require a lot of practise but really enjoyed the process and found this may be a field I would like to pursue in the future. I always started off terribly but once I warmed up my photos gradually got better until I was completely in the swing of it and even began to get more adventurous with angles. One of the hardest things for me was getting in close to objects. We are so used to taking photographs from far away but when you stand close to the subject instead of zooming in, the benefits really show. The only frustration is taking hundreds of images to only have a select handful you actually like. One piece of advice I will definitely take on board is to never judge an image from the tiny display screen on the camera. Photos can look great at the time but should only be judged once blown up on screen as this is where good images…