Three Design Briefs:
I eliminated the third option, which was Mr. Stenning’s project because I think it would be challenging to communicate with the teacher since I never took his class before. I think I have more confidence working with students or people around the same age group as me because there are more similarities or common interests that we share which might make conversations smoother and I get to know more about their design preferences. I personally know the clients of design brief 1 and 2, so I think in comparison, I have a better knowledge of their opinion on the designs that they want, which is why I eliminated the third option.
Comments on Design Brief 1:
‘That’s so cool! Are there existing designs? I know it won’t be done in time, but do you think that it could be ready for next year?’
‘You seem to have a good idea of what you need to do. I wonder if you’re just gonna design one cover or multiples?’
‘I like the idea, but where are the logos gonna be put on and how will it help?’
‘The idea for designing an album cover is very cool and I’ve never thought about it.’
People asked where the logo would be used, I think the logo will be used as album covers or their personal avatars or on the projects that they publish online.
I did not consider the amount of art that I have to do, I think it depends on the client, usually, when I make album covers that are outside of school projects, my client requires one artwork that they can put on their album and their song covers.
I know the HipHop Festival is coming soon, but I have an opportunity to talk to other rappers on the projects that they have outside of school. I personally know Austin and did some album covers for him, so I think it will be easy to find my client for design brief 1 and we can do a cover that does not have to be related to HipHop Festival.
Comments on Design Brief 2:
‘Great idea and you have a targeted audience!’
‘Realistic and impactful!’
‘The idea of designing the clothes is really interesting, what type of design will you be doing for the clothes?’
I know that Anime Club is going to make a project to present during Spring Fair and clothe design is one of their top votes, so I think it would be impactful to contribute to designing some clothes for the club for the upcoming Spring Fair and could be a chance for me to cooperate with other club members to design clothing.
People think that designing a clothe for Anime Club is a good idea, I think it might be challenging since Anime Club is not being very productive, so it will be hard to start off a project if none of the club members are interested.
Anime Club is in need of a project to present during the Spring Fair, I agree that the project is realistic and impactful, but my main concern is still the productivity of the club, current club members are not very active and the club has not made any progress in terms of preparing for Spring Fair.
I decided that I would choose design brief 1, album cover/avatars for ISB rappers because I can work one on one with the rappers so that they can better communicate their ideas to me and I can give them feedback/prototypes based on their instructions.