Week 6 and 7 Time Plans

Week 6 (Monday 8th– Friday 12th)

  • MONDAY
    I plan to realise my designs and choose one to go with for all my proposed creations (labels and food packaging). For this I will need a computer with illustrator on it.
  • TUESDAY
    I plan to print development and annotate in sketchbook, meaning I will need a printer and a sketchbook.
  • WEDNESDAY
    I plan to put my chosen designs across 4 different flavoured smoothies.
  • THURSDAY
    Continue Wednesdays task as well as beginning to create food packaging with the same designs.
  • FRIDAY/WEEKEND
    Catch up on sketchbook, and think about other media designs and ideas.

This week went as planned in terms of what I wanted to complete, however everything was delayed slightly due to the struggle to reach a final design which I liked. However, once I reached this, I managed to complete what I suggested in the same week. However I have still not documented my developments into my sketchbook so unfortunately that is going to have to be a job for the following Monday morning.

Week 7 (Monday 15th– Friday 19th)

  • MONDAY
    Print out developments and document in sketch book, as well as tweak and refine designs ready for completion. I also plan to finish my food packaging all together as well as beginning to create designs for my other media.
  • TUESDAY
    I wish to spend Tuesday catching up on my blog as well as my sketchbook.
  • WEDNESDAY
    Complete all digital designs as well as other media and print ready for hand in.
  • THURSDAY
    HAND IN AT 9AM- must submit completed sketchbook and printed designs.
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Week 4 and 5 Time Plans

Week 4 (Monday  24th April-Friday 28th)

  • MONDAY
    I plan to finally do my mood boards for potential brand direction. For this I will need a computer with internet access, as well as photoshop and a printer.
  • TUESDAY
    I plan to develop some of my existing logo designs to each brand direction from each mood board which I create. For this I will need the same as the above.
  • WEDNESDAY
    Continue with the above.
  • THURSDAY
    Continue with the above and developing my logos further.
  • FRIDAY/WEEKEND
    At this point I was to begin preparing for creating my actual label designs. Thinking about how my packaging will work digitally. For this I will need a pen and my sketchbook.

I was 100% on schedule this week and managed to complete all that was planned this week.

 

Week 5 (Monday 1st May-Friday 5th)

  • MONDAY
    Begin creating some bottle label designs on the computer using photoshop.
  • TUESDAY
    Development of designs on the computer.
  • WEDNESDAY
    Continue with development.
  • THURSDAY
    Continue with development.
  • FRIDAY/WEEKEND
    Begin to realise designs to enter the realisation and refinement stage on Monday.

This week went as planned with development however something I had not planned for was the transition from photoshop to illustrator. Illustrator enabled me to create much neater designs therefore it was a much better software to use. Also unfortunately I was not able to reach the realisation stage over the weekend which was something that was worrying me as this could potentially set me off schedule. Also, I had to create some simplistic illustrations of fruit to use as part of my designs which wasn’t something which I planned however It was part of my development. Something which I did not plan nor have I done, is documenting my development into my sketchbook so this is something I will have to do next week.

Week 3 and Easter Time Plan

Week 3 (Monday 3rd April-Friday 7th)

  • MONDAY
    Begin idea exploration by focussing on font and typography for potential loo designs for my brand name. I will need a computer, printer, fine liner and glue.
  • TUESDAY
    Continue with above and respond to findings. Possibly carry out a questionnaire for brand name ideas. For this I will need the above list.
  • WEDNESDAY
    Explore colour schemes and brand themes by creating some mood boards for potential brand directions. For this I will need a computer with internet access, photoshop and a printer.
  • THURSDAY
    Continue above.
  • FRIDAY/WEEKEND
    Continue with logo name exploration as well as week 3 blog entry.

This week wasn’t quite as planned however I did still make progress. Monday was completed however this led to some ideas which weren’t quite planned. The typography I considered inspired me to look into bold mark making with the use of black and white paint and a large brush creating brush stroke effects. Although this wasn’t planned, It gave me huge inspiration for what my brand identity could potentially look like. I was not able to complete either a questionnaire or my mood boards however on reflection, I feel that those plans were a bit premature and they are something which I think I will consider at a later date. However I did manage to begin logo and name exploration.

Easter Holidays

  • WEEK 1
    I wish to spend the first week of the holidays catching up on my sketchbook and ensuring that there are no gaps.
  • WEEK 2
    I want to spend the second week of the holidays looking at logo and brand names and drafting up some thumbnail designs.

I managed to complete all of the above meaning that I could come back to college after the holidays feeling up to date.

 

Week 1 and 2 Research Time Plan

Week 1 (Monday 20th March-Friday 25th)

  • MONDAY
    I will spend all day Monday walking around Newcastle gathering both primary and secondary research from shops and book stores. I will be using my phone camera to take photographs as well as a printer and a computer and money to print out my images. I will also be using the money to buy some packaging such as a smoothie or a snack.
  • TUESDAY
    I will start collating my findings into my sketchbook. For this I will need a new sketchbook, glue and a fine liner.
  • WEDNESDAY
    I will now annotate and begin responding visually to my research. I will need some pencils, a fine liner and my sketchbook.
  • THURSDAY
    Continue with annotation and responding.
  • FRIDAY/WEEKEND

I plan to finish my annotation on my findings to date as well as collect further research as I plan to visit ‘The Corner’ in Jesmond. I will also complete week 1 blog entry. For this I will need some money, camera and a computer.

During this week I managed to complete all that I planned. I even did a little more as over the weekend I also visited ‘ The Naked Deli’ and took lots of photographs. ‘The Corner’ was also a little disappointing as none of the products sold had their own branded packaging, however I still carried out some research and took inspiration from the logo design.

 

Week 2 (Monday 2th March-Friday 31st)

  • MONDAY
    I plan to document the weekends research into my sketchbook including annotation. For this I will need to print my work and I will need some glue and some pens.
  • TUESDAY
    I will spend Tuesday finishing Mondays work.
  • WEDNESDAY
    I wish to spend Wednesday looking at juice bar brands and potentially going out into Newcastle. I will need some money and my camera again for this task.
  • THURSDAY
    I will spend all morning preparing my sketchbook for the critique which is at 1pm.
  • FRIDAY/WEEKEND
    I plan to spend the weekend carrying out secondary research utilising Pinterest and thedieline.com. i will also do my week 2 blog entry. I will need a computer with internet access and a printer.

I also managed to complete these tasks this week and I am also finding keeping a time plan useful as it is really proving to keep me on track. It is also making me relax a little as I feel very in control with what is happening. I was fully ready and prepared for the critique which I planned and it was very useful for me to gather other people’s opinions and feedback.