I think I will just “flash” this post in like this week’s assignment was flashed on us. While we are doing a long Eley Kishimoto brief this term, we also worked on a short one this week. We only had 24 hours to make our designs. I made three designs in two color-ways, each for an iPhone X cover. It was surprisingly fun, and while it was intense and hard work, I personally think I work best under pressure; I feel like I’m more productive, not to mention that I think I produce better work that way.
This is the first, albeit small, project where I felt like I really understood what it’s like to be a designer and the process of designing. It’s a whole facet of production that I wasn’t interested in exploring before, but now am.
I was also really pleased with my designs. I am glad that they got the push that they needed in the final few hours. One thing I need to work on is working through dissatisfaction with my initial design, which I think I really did in this project. I’m almost sad it’s over despite the constant screen time, which is never a good thing for me no matter how much fun I find the project. However, it gave me a new perspective on my working style and I find that stimulating.
Here are my final 6 designs: