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Credo is complete! And so is the semester (almost)!
11 November, 2008, 9:00 pm
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After 13 weeks, my credo project is finally finished, and so too is the semester (almost). Both have been an interesting journey of self-discovery and analysis of the design process/industry.

This project has made me consider myself as a designer, my future in the industry, and myself as a person and designer in symbiosis. These notions should be useful in the years to come, both in design and out of it. In many ways, this project has been a process of clarification.

This post feels like a goodbye, almost, and it is bittersweet! Whilst I am definitely looking forward to the completion of this course, at the same time, there are also some things I will surely miss… some I probably don’t realise just yet.

The pictures below show the finished outcome. I’m happy with it, and feel that it is representative of myself.

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Catch up session
28 October, 2008, 3:57 pm
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Since week 6, I’ve been plugging away at the Credo project, getting little bits and pieces done as I go. I’m happy to announce that it’s almost done. All it needs is a little trimming, folding and glueing and it’s ready to go. I’m really pleased with it, I see it as a reflection of myself. I think that although it is hard as a designer to do work that revolves around one’s self, it can be a really worthwhile thing to do, as it makes you focus on the way you design.



Thick laser printing b&w
8 October, 2008, 11:52 am
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Does anyone know where you can get black and white A3 prints done on stock of over 300GSM? If you do, please comment here, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks.



The future, or something like it
3 October, 2008, 9:28 pm
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A member of my family just proclaimed, “This is going to be the future, if it’s not already!” (quoting something I didn’t see or hear off the television, I believe). I think this conundrum is quite applicable to the idea that if something is new, then it already exists, and is not the future. This little phrase seems quite relevant to the ‘new technologies’ concept.



Process journal
2 October, 2008, 10:00 am
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Here is my full process journal for the credo project. Thank you to Sarah for hosting the PDF.



Illustration
1 October, 2008, 7:42 pm
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I was bored and frustrated with all my work, so I got to thinking about the future of this credo project, given that I might be out with folio in hand shortly after this course is completed. For a project, which at first, I must admit I was not at all fond of, I have grown to love it, and am contemplating making it a part of my eventual folio. As I was sitting on the train, ideas popped into my head, and I designed this (the actual execution, of course, was not completed on the train).

I don’t really see this as a part of the current project, but more an evolution (sorry about the pun). It’s a hint, perhaps of what might come next, or maybe it is simply a slightly more fruitful way of procrastinating. Only time will tell! Just thought I would share it.

That process journal I keep promising will be up shortly.