When I started research for this project, one of the first things that I did was to take photographs and document all the different types of public lighting that I could find. I then got hit by the photography bug and it became a hobby of mine. I started a photography blog to share my work http://lucysinspirationalstuff.wordpress.com/. I also set up an online shop selling my photographs on products for example bags and cushions http://www.redbubble.com/people/lucy2104. I also joined The Royal Photographic Society http://www.rps.org/member/profile/lucy-wright
I got feedback about my website from design professionals over the summer and the commented that I should put a photography section on this website and create another website that shows both my design and photography work http://www.lucywrightdesigns.com/. I included my contact information and a contact form on my new website in the hope of getting some creative work. I received an email via my website from Getty Images. It took a while to realise that it was actually a genuine email but Getty Images want to feature my work in one of their collections. This is a huge honour from a worldwide renown company and not something that I could have expected to achieve when I first began to take photographs of street lighting.
I entered some of my designs to the Noise festival website a few months ago. I have just received an email saying that all the work has been judged and ribbons have been offered. I signed in and checked my portfolio on there and my kinetically powered bus stop design has been awarded an excellent ribbon and will feature on the showcase.http://noisefestival.com/user/lucy2104/work/kinetically-powered-bus-stop .Its great to have been noticed, especially as there was over 5000 entries.
I have been putting my final display together for my MA Design course. There was some serious painting of walls and plinths, so I could always get a job as a decorator if this doesn’t pan out. I have included some before and after photographs for dramatic effect. The only thing that concerns me about the display is that that because the posters have been rolled they do look a little bumpy on the wall. I am hoping that these will drop out over time or if not I will look at rehanging them.
I received my poster back from the printers. The quality of the print is excellent and the lustre finish works well with its simplistic design. I have everything ready to use in my display now in the Victoria Building on campus. Just need to set it up!
All the unnecessary detail has been stripped away from this poster design to try and design a simple yet classic poster.
I received my banners back from the printers today. The are so big and not the easiest thing to photograph but I thought that I would give it a shot. The quality is amazing, they had run out of matt paper so the printed them on lustre paper for the same price. The lustre paper makes them look much more professional.