Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Well, first bout of appointment making done today in anticipation of visiting London soon and I've got to say I'm feeling more positive about the whole freelance thing.
Getting stuck in talking to people and thinking more seriously about approaching prospective clients really is so much more exciting than reading a book about it! Makes me think I've really got to make the most of my organizational skills to make this work and also about how I can get stuck in..

On slightly different note I was looking for things to do and see while we're there and since I've been working on the onedotzero brief for the D&AD awards this year I'm looking forward to seeing this exhibition at the V&A while I'm there.

In the words of the site;

"decode: digital design sensations showcases the latest developments in digital and interactive design, from small, screen-based, graphics to large-scale interactive installations. the exhibition features both existing works and new commissions by established international artists and designers such as daniel brown, golan levin,
daniel rozin and troika. "

Although it will be a bit late to apply what I learn there to my effort I'm still looking forward to finding out what it has to offer.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Johnny Hardstaff

My tutor put me on to this guys work a while ago and since I have been looking into film and merging different disciplines together he popped back into my mind, I looked at his site again today.

I have been paying special attention to the 'History of gaming' and 'Future of Gaming' videos, and they have been filling my head with fresh ideas and giving me perspective on my own. Containing all sorts of conspiracy theory ideas involving Sony's playstation 2 console ; 'Future of Gaming' cleverly encapsulates a feel of modern society's entertainment obsessed nature.

Its nice that you can see some pages from his sketchbooks on the site (evidenced above) although it would be nice if they were at a resolution good enough to be able to read his notes. You can see from the pages that there is a very strong relationship from his sketch work to the final product.

His site shows that he combines all sorts of media from 3d visuals and vector work to carefully modelled prototype like constructions and everything in-between.