Nadia’s blog

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.

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.

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.

Credo Rationale
13 September, 2008, 10:39 am
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I’ll post part 2 of my process journal soon, but I just thought I’d rationalise what I’m doing with the project first.

Book: A detailed account (visual and written essay) of my design process and thinking. Cogs theme, abstract photography, quotes and written passages.

DVD: A succinct and moving summary of my design process and thinking, with a more light-hearted tone. Continues the cogs and abstract photography themes, continues with quotes, but only has limited amounts of copy.

CD: Evidence of my design process and thinking in PDF folio format.

Outer box: Plain outside with circular die cut showing the title of the book through it. Inside shows a cogs pattern.

Inner box (CD/DVD casing): Holds book facing outwards, CDs facing each other. Perhaps with cogs pattern.

16 August, 2008, 3:54 pm
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I was looking for some design quotes and stumbled across Bruce Mau’s ‘Incomplete Manifesto’.

I found it an interesting set of rules and beliefs that hint at his personality. I thought it would be useful in the completion of the Credo project as it seems to me to be almost exactly what we are doing, just expressed a little differently.

I also found his website, particularly the images section to be interesting and inspiring.

I have updated my About page, and intend to use it as the place to express who I am, particularly with reference to this Credo project.