Well, it’s been a very long time since I wrote a blog post, around three months in fact, so I thought it was time to change that. I have some good news to announce which is the launch of my portfolio website, alexgreenhead.com! There’s also a brand new land speed record illustration that I have […]Read more "News!"
As the graphic design course has now finished for the year, it was time to create the end of year show, and I thought I would highlight the work I showed there, as well as document some of the pieces of work that really caught my eye. The blog post I wrote for last year’s show […]Read more "K College Graphic Design End of Year Show 2014"
For this blog post, I will be evaluating and reflecting on my Final Major Project, the BBC Stargazing book. I will take an overall look at what did and didn’t go well, thinking on a wider scale how this links into personal development and where I will be heading in the future, as this brings […]Read more "FMP: Evaluation & Reflection"
Here is the finished design for my Final Major Project! STARGAZING by Alex Greenhead | Make Your Own Book N.B: For some unusual reason, there is a technical glitch with page 34, where none of the headings, sub-headings or star names show up. As of the publishing of this post, the reason is unknown and […]Read more "FMP: Final Design — BBC Stargazing book"
For this blog post, I will be detailing the process behind finishing the book and sending it off to print. Proof-Reading With the amount of information in this book, it was always going to require a rather amazing level of effort to make sure any mistakes were picked up on along the way. To this, […]Read more "FMP: Proof-Reading, Final Touches & Sending off to print"
For this blog post I want to revisit the constellation illustrations. I had been thinking about if there were any ways I could improve them as I was still not very pleased with the look on the page, but I came up with the solution in an unexpected way. File size Thinking about how the […]Read more "FMP: Alterations to constellations"
For this blog post, I will be discussing the work I have been doing for the star charts that form the final two spreads of the book. Since I dropped the third chapter from the book, making the books into two parts, this lessens the amount of work that needs doing, but given the deadline […]Read more "FMP: Development work on the star charts"
For this blog post I want to discuss the process for designing the covers for the book. From a previous blog post where I conducted the third test print of this project, it is possible to see here how I got to this stage, and where I progressed it from there. First Attempt The first design […]Read more "FMP: Designing the covers for the book"
For this blog post, I will be discussing the third (and probably final) test print of the project, an important stage in the project as this will be where I check features I have had problems with in previous test prints are fixed and that improvements are made where needed. Issues with printing As seen […]Read more "FMP: Test Print 3 & Development"
For this blog post, I will be looking at some of the changes I have made to the design, and also to the structure of the book since my last blog post, where I was very concerned about the timeframe of the project slipping away. Removing the book’s third chapter Losing two pages, saving time, replaced […]Read more "FMP: Design Development"