DOC & WEB+
I first initially chose to do the documenting group with Gary although I enjoyed the sessions and built up after effect skills I become uncertain whether to change over to web as this would be more valuable to me in terms of progressing to build my own site for future reference. After speaking to Tash she was ok for me to switch just as long as i could catch up. I made a great start on researching and finding inspiration for my own site and soon began designing it with help along the way from the lovely Jason and Gary from Shape. after a few tweaks here and there I began coding with the help from Jules, who was very patient with me in helping me to achieve the final outcome. I valued his time very much and the skills he had taught me also.
However after many sessions and trying to teach myself the ins and outs of coding I didn’t get to finish the coding side and have my site go live. Looking at the designs I had created for my website I began to feel uncertain that my design was good enough, so I went back to the drawing board and began sketching out further design ideas and layouts. After many attempts on mocking up the designs with trial and error I finally came to design that ticked all the boxes and which I was happy with.
Evaluation of Year
I feel I have settled well into the course at Salford as a newcomer, everyone has been so friendly, helpful and welcoming, it feels like I have been here for much longer and become part of a design time with them. Although there are certain elements within my work and using my time efficiently that still need to be pushed overall this year I know that I have had more fun with my work and delved into development overcoming problems and solutions along the way. This year I have spent more time utilising my sketchbook, being more creative and stepping away from the Mac , enabling a different approach and outcome to my final design pieces.
I aim to push myself even harder in the final stretch of NMP and give it my all in terms of work, quality and time.