Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Keeping up to date !

Still updating the new blog with work for my final year :) Have a look !

Monday, 3 January 2011

New blog for fourth year progress

Check it out to follow my progress.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Dundee Travel Station/Terminal

I will be updating my blog with my 4th year work. It is many to remind me of what I have done and still need to do :)

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Final year !

That is me well into my final year of Art College now and there is a lot of pressure to well, make sure you don't waste all the efforts made in the last 3 years. I am enjoying focusing on my main project, but the dissertation takes up a large part of my week. This was not suppose to happen :(
I have taken on the ambition project for my fourth year of renovating the Dundee train station in accordance with new Dundee Waterfront Development.

Watch this space for my progress . . . .

Monday, 16 August 2010

Classroom clearout !

Well that us ready to move into our new studio in uni :D Nice to have all cleared out of the years of garbage that has built up. Now we can start our final year off with a clear studio and clear head . . . hopefully :(

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Dissertation dilemmas

I am having some issues regarding my dissertation and finding the correct info I need . I am in the middle of writing a set of questionnaires that will target 3 different social groups. Art & design students, design professional and the general public. Is this enough groups or should I do more ? How people do I need to ask ? Would interviews be more informative ?

Once I know the direction of the questions I think it will help me form the basis of my text . . Or at least I hope it does !

Better get my head down and you might hear from me soon asking you some questions !

Freerange london

Well that's me on my way home from free range in London . Was a good experience to see other degree standard work and a gave me an opportunity to learn what is expected of me over the coming year ! Bricklane was amazing. The atmosphere on Bricklane is like no other. Students, artists, punks, market owners, designers etc all come together in this small street and it is fascinating to see . I am looking forward to future visits to London and eventually perhaps finding myself being part of this exciting culture !

The journey home from London is my first of many . . .

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Business card

These are the new business card for the brand " finding the gap " regarding design in the 21st century and where it should be heading in the future.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Intercontinental Hotel London

The Intercontinental Hotel in London is the live site we were given for this project. We were asked to come up with a 5* quality room with an interactive twist. My inspiration was minimal, white, industrial, and compact. Trying to include these into a 5* room can be difficult as they are not normally associated with high quality finishes. This was my challenge.

Plans and sections

Visuals of hotel room

Interactive story boards

Walkthrough of hotel room

International trip to Lugano Switzerland G.I.D.E

Accommodation in lugano. Very small, but comfortable.

View of the hills from lugano pier

Our exhibition was on the red cross which was founded by a Swiss. We wanted to show the link between switzerland by showing the flag on the ground, and the connection between the people in the red cross. This shown by then lifting mechanism that you use to get the final effect of the exhibit.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Design for Innovative communities

Project 2 - Year 3

For this project we were given a brief which was also given to 7 other design schools who are part of the educational group GIDE. The idea is to the brief and change it to fit in with something in your area. In our case Whinny Brae was a local street in Broughty Ferry, Dundee and we were given the brief to redesign the Brae.

As you can see from the image below, the hill is a major part of the problem as it is currently very difficult to get from A to B because of the incline. We began to research and develop ideas of what we would do and some of the work is below.

Whinny Brae at the moment

development paper structure

More development structures

Origami folding to create stairs

Applying the origami to a context

Final presentation board

Visual showing new street development and brae

Mid point of the hill showing Cor-Ten Steel peeling structure

The Brae at dusk, show the uplighting on the Cor-Ten Structure

Friday, 6 November 2009

Refurbish the Cantina project - Interior Design

Project boards updated . . . .

Year 3 - project 1

The brief was given to us for this project by the president of DUSA ( Dundee University Student Association ) and they were asking us to design a concept for a refurbishment of the canteen.

The initial influence I had was nature and I ran with that through my development until refining it to a mature conclusion. My design contains a mixture of concrete flooring, wooden benches, abstract windows and a undulating beam system. I wanted a simple layout and the key features of the design would show through creating a more exciting place to socialize.

The final presentation board for the new concept for the canteen , Picnic Area

View through the entrance to the Picnic Area

Perspective of the main eating area

Perspective of the small internet/coffee area

Perspective of servery area

View of the main eating area with pendant lights and wooden benches

View showing disjointed windows and undulating ceiling

Entrance from the back area

Visual of the outside area

A menu design, continuing on the branding idea

Photos of the final presentations of the project

The layout of my presentation shows the Picnic Area logo and the signature gold strip incorporated into the board. Also contains a model and materials board.