Currently I am working at the first project of the 2nd year of Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University - the Stance Project.
The project brief is the following:
• Identify, evaluate and analyse appropriate research methods in line with the requirements of the brief
• Select and utilise research findings to initiate a range of responses to the brief
• Demonstrate your awareness of audience and context in your responses to briefs
• Investigate and experiment with a range of media, materials, technologies and techniques to craft and produce effective outcomes
• Employ effective verbal and visual communication skills to present ideas and outcomes when working in collaboration with others
• Identify and define project requirements, work collaboratively, manage time, projects and resources effectively to realise outcomes Aims of the project
• To build upon your research skills
• To give you the opportunity to challenge convention
• To allow you to explore a variety of media
• To expand your critical and personal thinking
• To give you further experience of working in a group situation
We live in an emerging age of new technology where news is relayed and reported in the blink of an eye. Rolling 24 hour news channels show us every angle of every crisis, every controversy and every conflict. Television studios are packed with experts and opinion makers telling us what to believe and how to think. Celebrity magazines tear open people's lives to give us a one sided view and to tell us who we should take to our hearts and who we should hate. Freedom of speech combined with possibly the greatest modern development – the internet – provides a platform for anyone with an opinion to convert others to their cause. Civil rights, race and equality, the freedom of the press, animal rights, religious tolerance – all topics of heated debate that are spun, reshaped and retweeted on a minute by minute basis.