2011

Point Design: Back-to-School Logo

During my 3-week placement at The Point, a graphic design company, I got the opportunity to work alongside with the others. One of my first tasks was creating various imagery/logo for the upcoming back-to-school leaflet alongside with some POS. Created in Illustrator, it was fun creating and using back-t0-school elements :)

3 options for logo saying Back to School for less... top marks for valuePOS applications

Dress Unsleeve-d

You get pretty good deals at 2nd hand stores. Got a beautiful grey dress off the rack at a 2nd hand store at a good price and thought it would look better without sleeves. It was an opportunity for me to get some sewing done, an attempt to rip the sleeves apart (well unpicked really. lol) and make it look different.

Pleased with how it looked and a better option to wear in the summer! :)

Farewell Cards

In my church called NCLC (Newcastle Christian Life Centre), we meet regularly on alternate Wednesday for Connect Groups and I found friends whom you can treat as family :) People to stand by you and laugh together. And this is a time where many graduate and it's time for them to return back to their homeland. We are sad to have to say goodbye but we believe they will continually be such a JOY to many others back home. We wanted to let them know how much we appreciate them. So, after much thinking I decided we could make a farewell checklist for each one of them, printed  and personalized them. You may call it postcards or CD covers, or a simply a card or checklist. Together with it, we attached with a CD with images since last Sept of all the events/ activities we did together :)

 Having to say farewell to SEVEN people is hard

6 inches

Personalizing by telling them why we truly appreciate them First farewell to Venessa

Scones

Scones were my fav breakfast in uni - but figured I could try baking them instead of paying 90p each. During summer, I found a recipe online and tweaked it to my liking. These are really moist scones and I love them. Looks like I won't be buying anymore scones in the meantime. :)

Ingredients

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
1/8 tsp salt
5 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup dried currants/ raisins
1/2 cup milk
1/8 tsp vanilla essence

For glazing: 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp milk

Preparation Method:

1. Preheat oven at 200 C/ 400 F. 2. Beat in butter and sugar. 3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. 3. Stir in milk till the texture is right (not too sticky ) 4. Stir in sultanas. 5. Pat scone dough onto greased baking sheet 6. Glaze each with egg +  1 tbsp milk. 7. Bake till slightly brown.

Ju: A lefties book

This simple A6 book was customized for a friend who is left-handed. Lefties often find it a struggle writing with gel pens (smudging pages as they write) as well as on perfect-bound notebooks. Turn the book and make the back as the cover, it makes it easier to write. This is for lefties :) After seeing what I did few months back for Jac, my friend requested something similar, but with it being for lefties and to be wrap in bright green fabric with name boldly embossed with wood letter blocks.