We are pleased to announce here that Brenda who has just completed the Pet Portraits Diploma course has been awarded a Distinction and is on our honours list on our website. Brenda created some beautiful pieces of artwork throughout the course and has improved her skills as an artists in all areas. Her final portrait is below and we would like to wish Brenda the best of luck with her artwork and future commissions.
The following post is written by one of our students Rachel Dawes who is currently studying with Vanessa Weaver on the Graphic Design in Art Diploma. We hope that you find Rachel’s post inspiring and interesting read! Congratulations to Rachel on creating superb artwork for Redlands.
As an advertising design graduate, my speciality is in the psychology behind brands, rather than the artistic side. I took part in the Art for Graphic Design course in an attempt to both learn and develop some artistic skills, and to explore typographic design. I was just beginning the branding part of the course when the brief for Redlands landed on my desk in work.
The brief was fairly straightforward – to create a brand identity for a local estate and letting agents. The client wanted an identity that made the company look well established and knowledgeable, but without looking dated. With this in mind, I began by investigating the target audience to find out what qualities they were looking for in an estate and letting agents. Many people said that they were looking for businesses that seemed “educated and established but not dated and most importantly, friendly”. I then looked at fonts styles to see if there was anything that could bring together the client’s needs with that of the customer’s.
Thanks to the typography section in the course material, I knew that different fonts could create different emotions, so after some research into fonts and competitor’s logos, I chose to use a historical looking sans serif font as it evokes feelings of tradition and heritage, and paired it with a motif in a deep red colour. I then came up with the tagline of “bringing you home” as it added a personal touch to the business – suggesting that they were selling more than just a house. By using a handwritten font, it added a personal touch and makes the company appear more approachable.
The logo design was so popular with the client, they asked me to create matching stationery and For Sale signs, which are now in use in the area!
Rachel Dawes – Art in graphic Design Diploma
We have received an email from the Donatienne Nasser, who is looking for a student to work with her. If any of our students are interested, please contact Lisa direct. As always the college is not affiliated with this offer, student participate at their own risk. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have a great working experience with it!
I am working on a new product idea based around children birthdays and need some illustration work for my first prototype. The target for the prototype are 5-7 year old boys and the theme is pirates. If you are inspired, then please let me know. There are about 10 illustrations to be done (some quite basic, some more elaborate like a pirate map). If your drawings end up being used, you might be hired on a freelance basis for future product developments.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the complete brief.
We have received an email from the Jawbone, who are looking for a student to work with them. If any of our students are interested, please contact Lisa direct. As always the college is not affiliated with this offer, student participate at their own risk. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have a great working experience with it!
Jawbone are looking for an Arabic graphic designer who can speak fluent Arabic and English and has an understanding of Arabic culture. We are after someone who is willing to do freelance work (whenever we need them really) and they will not have to come to the office at all.
We specialise in technology so anyone with an interest in that or who has worked in that sector before is a plus but not essential. We would like someone ASAP.
Here is our website : www.jawbone.com
Anyone who is interested, please email your CV to email@example.com or telephone 07795128844.
Please note our old student area is closing
We have been using our ‘new’ student area for over two years very successfully. We are therefore going to close the old area at the end of February. This should not be a problem as we offer two years tuition with the courses, so students on the old area are outside this time. Students who have signed up to extend their courses have been moved to the new area and will not experience any problems.
If you are a student on the old area who wishes to extend your tuition please contact Alison firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to old student area – http://login.london-artcollege.co.uk/login_student.asp
Caroline Sexton has emailed us to ask if any of our studnets would be interested in a commission opportunity for a private commission. She is looking for 3 colour illustrations (x2 A5, approx x1 A4) directly onto a pre-prepared private greeting card – required by February. For more details and to discuss a quote please contact email@example.com . As always the college is not affiliated with this offer, students participate at their own risk. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have a great working experience with it!
We have received an email from the Patphucclothing, regarding designs wanted for clothing. If any of our students are interested, please contact the Patphucclothing direct. As always the college is not affiliated with this offer, student participate at their own risk. We wish them the best of luck and hope they have a great working experience with it!
How would you like to be a part of the growth story of a fledgling clothing brand?
Patphucclothing (phat phuc loosely translated means happy Budda)
We are looking for original, innovative ideas/designs which we can print onto our clothing range under our brand name.
Here’s the thing, if we select your design to print, not only will you receive recognition for the design, we will pay a royalty for each garment sold with your design on.
Please feel free to checkout our website which is in the making, or email me for further details.
We thought that this piece of recent artwork from one of our Coloured Pencil students would be a great way to start the new year off on our blog. Amelia has created a beautiful drawing here and we hope that 2014 is not only a superb one for Amelia, but for all of our students passed and present too! Happy New Year!