Monday, 31 May 2010

BA hons Illustrator!

I can't believe that's it! We've dismantled the degree show, and packing for New Designers starts now. I have a million deadlines running through my head at the moment, and am so nervous about resubmitting my penguin book. ARGH! It should be fine though, at least I placed! With my macbook, being out of action for the moment (will hopefully get fixed in a few days time) my posts may be few and far between. It is possibly the worst time for it to have crashed, well, next to degreeshow hand in! So here's a few more images of my degree show work. It already feels a life time ago, which is strange and scary. Hopefully my work will soon be appearing in book shops across the country!!!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


So I have had my first of (hopefully) many emails asking about my work! However the lady who emailed me works at ninewells and wants to display my handwashing books. But there is no money in it. I'm not sure if people will appreciate the books within the hospital and I meant the books to be about OCD, and compulsive washing... not a how to. I could adapt the books to that though. It is a bit of a problem. But I will take sometime to think about it, its kinda exciting!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Degree show week

The reality of my degree show is setting in, thankfully. Although with reality is an overwhelming tiredness which I am not enjoying. I have started to tweak my penguin submission but it is going to take longer than I thought it would. But this is simply because I have started fiddling with every little detail. I really would like it to place. But you don't know what the competition will be like. I don't even know how many people I'm up against. Just nice to finally place for something, however small the title.

In other news, people have started to steal things from our degreeshow. It's ridiculous. I don't know how to deal with it. We all put our work in the space with the understanding people would respect the art exhibition. I just hope we can control it. Stop it. Otherwise we will all lose artwork that we spent a very long time over. I suppose we live and learn!

Saturday, 22 May 2010


I had such an amazing night last night at the degree show, along with one too many glasses of wine! But it was celebratory so it's ok!!! I have so to do over the next few weeks. I have to redo/tweak my design for penguin and print send it down, see if I win or not! So exciting! I also have to get my website active. But after all the hard work to get my 2:1 honours degree, I am lacking motivation and energy! But penguin is such an amazing opportunity, that I will have to do my best to put 100% in. I have some not great photos of my degree show space, taken on my phone.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Penguin Books!

I found out yesterday that I got short listed for penguin books! This basically means after some chat with an art director I have to adjust my image, and resubmit it. If i'm successful I could possibly get my book cover published or an internship at Penguin. Either would absolutely amazing! And it is the kind of boost I needed. We find out our results at exactly 4.45pm today. I feel quite sick nervous with it all because we won't find out our break down (i.e. dissertation and studio work) until a few weeks. Let's hope penguin books is a good sign and for once my hard work will be rewarded! I know that in the future I won't need these grades, but for now it matters. So fingers crossed! I predict a lot of alcohol no matter what the result!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Degree show 2010!

I cannot believe that I have almost finished my final year at duncan of jordanstone! it has been a manic few weeks but things all came together so let's hope all my hard work was worth! Results are tuesday, and I'm dreading it. Despite being pleased with my work, and knowing a good portfolio is the thing that will get me work. For the moment the grades matter, least to me. So fingers crossed it goes ok!

Sunday, 2 May 2010