Tuesday, June 22, 2010

were from here (nick)

Next year if I am ready I would like to do the diploma course at Kingscliff Tafe Campus or I might move to Brisbane because there are more opportunities there, if i did i would study at Sunnybank Tafe Campus. That is if i go on to complete Cert 4 this year if not I will be doing cert 4 next year at either of these campuses. The Course I would like to do is 19211 Design Diploma course goes for 1470 hours. The course focuses on print and digital design which is were i want to focus my energy. The course also helps you improve and gain skills and knowledge and attitudes needed to develop and communicate graphic design solutions across the areas of print and digital design. Also to develop creative thinking , analytical and problem-solving skills to underpin development of successful visual design solutions. It is similar to this course at the moment you are given briefs and you must meet its criteria and demands. You can also choose electives. The course dabbles in the areas of publication, print media, packaging, marketing and advertising, digital graphics for mobile devices, web, televison and film. A marketable portfolio is needed to get in demonstating a high level of professional skill.

my top 10 design comanmants (nick)

1. don't discriminate against minorities eg. racist and sexist behavior is a big no no.


2. no promotion of child labour


3. Don't promote a bad image for the young public ie. cigaretes, alcohol, drugs, smut ect.


4. never discourage a green idea, always try and promote sustainable living and recycling ect.


5. Never ever promote anything even half sexual if the girl isnt over 18. don't set a bad example i think that hollywood and the media are making young girls look bad.


6. Don't promote that unhealthy is pretty, magazines promote an unhealthy image for young girls, skinny isnt hot its not healthy.


7. Never work for anything remotely do do with gossip magazines or the paparazzi , they are bad news and are scandalous


8. Never work for a company that i hate ie companies like mcdonalds that rip people off and basically encourage obesity by geting health ticks for their meals and having a mcdonalds on every corner and constantly advertising plus taking bussiness away from small companies that produce much better food.


9. Don't endorse animal tested products or products made from animals


10. Don't promote companies that use slave labour or unfair treatment to their workers.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Olympic Mascots

The 2000 Australian Olympic Mascots were by far my favorite icons. This is mostly due to their cultural significance and representation of Australian heritage. Olly, Syd and Millie also represent represent earth, air and water. "Olly", a kookaburra, epitomizes the Olympic spirit of generosity and universal generosity ; "Syd", a platypus, represents the environment and captures the vigor and energy of Australia and its people ; "Millie", an echidna, is a techno-whiz and information guru, with all the facts and figures at her fingertips.

Unlike the 2000 Australian mascots, the 2012 London mascots Wenlock and Madeville have no cultural significance. Wenlock and Madville do not have any form of representation for London, they do not suggest London rather some form of mythical and aliened creature that possible is there to 'take over' the Olympics. These mascots do not portray any form of Olympic spirit.


Ethical fashion- Noir

The Noir aesthetic is unusually minimal for an eco-fashion label. 50% of their Spring/Summer 07 collection is made from organically certified African cotton and in 2008 they will launch their cotton fabric brand Illuminati II which will supply sub-Saharan cotton to luxury brands. They’ve treated the cotton in many ways to create what they call ‘cotton couture’. The coated cotton gives the impression of rubber with a sexy fetishistic appeal, the starched honeycomb cotton creates interesting shapes, while the cotton silks have a luxurious feel. Apart from creating beautiful clothes Noir has created an ethical collection where a percentage of profits from the clothes go back to Africa to support the cotton workers. The Noir Foundation provides essential medicine and micro loans in a so-called Humane Business Model. "We want to be known as the first brand to turn corporate social responsibility sexy” says Peter Ingwersen the founder of NOIR.IlluminatiII. The label is a member of the U.N. Global Compact adhering to human rights, labour safety, environment and anticorruption politics. It is also affiliated with The International Labour Organization. :: NOIR. Illuminati II.

The Essentials

After having worked as a brand manager at Levi’s and Day, Birger et Mikkelsen, entrepreneur Peter Ingwersen created Danish high fashion label Noir. Modeled by the likes of Shalom Harlow, the brand stands out for its sophistication and sleek sexiness. This has made Noir one of the first eco labels to gain exposure in mainstream fashion magazines such as Vogue and W. Noir’s newly launched men’s and lingerie collections add to the growing luxury eco emporium.


While Noir’s organic cotton shirts are sold out every season, their leather and fur items (by-products that adhere to the standards of Kopenhagen Fur) are equally popular. Their pioneering work in creating organic cotton fabrics has led to the creation of the brand Illuminati II, whose purpose is to produce and sell the finest African cotton to leading luxury brands. A percentage of sales will support African cotton farmers through the Noir foundation.

Danish luxury label Noir has reinvented ethical fashion with sexy, chic, edgy designs and a business model built on social sustainability. Consumers can now look good and feel good at the same time, knowing that even as they indulge in the pursuit of fashion, they are also supporting sustainable business in the Third World.


Vancouver 2010 mascots(nick)

I really like these mascots i think there cute, appropriate and are really cool designs. There's Miga who is a young sea bear, Quatchi the young Sasquatch, and Sumi the animal spirit that lives in the mountains of Bristish Columbia. I think that the stories behing the mascots are really imaginative and indepth for example Miga the young sea bear comes from the tales of the Pacific Nortwest's first nations. They believed that orca whales transform into bears when they arive on land. The Kermode bear also know as spirit bear is a rare white and black bear that is unique to the central west coast of Bristish Columbia. They believed that the Raven turned the bear white to remind people of the ice age. Orcas were know as travellers and guardians of the sea by The West Coast First Nations.


Olympic mascott 2012 (nick)

I personally dont like the mascots for the 2012 olympic games in London, i think they are trying to be to futurist and are fairly basic boring design. Wenlock and Manderville are there names which i think is fair enough i like the idea that they came from two drops of molten steel that came from a foundery I think that is a good concept but i think they are pretty lame and aren't really friendly or excieting they remind me a little bit of those dolarmites that you used to have at school but the dolarmites were actually pretty cool. I think they need to make this design more excieting for children as i supose that would be there target audience I am not saying that I could do better but there design is really random and different and that isnt a bad thing but if you just seen them walking down the street i don't think it would spell out London 2012 olympic games to you.

Monday, June 14, 2010

dean-the afterlife

The Martin College Graphic Design program is focused on teaching the design skills which enable graduates to move into a job in the graphic design industry.
  • Students develop a portfolio in the Diploma to present at job interviews or to use for credit into a degree.
  • Learn to use the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop; Indesign; Illustrator; Dreamweaver; Flash; Acrobat.
  • Develop specialist skills in advertising and multimedia.
  • Become confident in using Macintosh computers: the industry standard for graphic designers.
  • Transfer to a degree with up to 1 year credit transfer.

Degree transfer
Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design offers the following credit transfer options:

  • 1 year credit transfer to Raffles College of Design and Commerce Bachelor of Design.
  • 1 semester credit transfer to Griffith University Bachelor of Communication

  • Campuses & Start Dates
    Brisbane, Sydney
    16 Aug / 20 Sep

Creative Advertising I
Digital Prepress Production
Design for Screens and Interactivity
Graphic Design III
Professional Practice II
Computer Graphics II
Make a Presentation
Enhance and Manipulate Digital Images
Creative Advertising II
Art Direction
Identify the Market
Website Design II
Multimedia Design

Entry Requirements

Entry to the Diploma of Graphic Design requires ONE of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV in Design OR other relevant qualification/s, OR;
  • Vocational experience in a range of work environments in design and presentation of a portfolio of work for assessment.