Friday, 25 May 2012

Another cool blog you might not have seen before...

Quite illustration biased but lots of lovely typography too!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

some nice stuff on this blog if you've not checked it out before

If you haven't already entered your work do so now - the deadline has been extended to Friday 15th June
Entries for Coley Porter Bell’s annual award ‘Shine’ are now open. Every year, we search for
the ‘shiniest’ young design talent in the UK. The winner of the award receives a cash prize of
£3,000 and a 3 month placement in our design studio, to be taken once you’ve graduated.
In order to enter, you need to be a 2nd year student graduating in 2013. Please email/send
in one piece of design work that you feel best shows off your talent. Photocopies are
accepted. All entries should be sent to:
Coley Porter Bell
121-141 Westbourne Terrace
London W2 6JR

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to our design studio to present their portfolio. They will then be given a creative brief to complete as part of the final selection process.

Deadline for sending in your firrst entry is now 15th June 2012.

Please contact Sarah Rutherford,
Head of Marketing with any enquiries

Are you a rising star?
The Shine Awards 2012

Monday, 14 May 2012

FdA 2 Teaching Planned Teaching Schedule for next few weeks:

May 14th: Vanessa
May 15th : Hannah (tutorial slots have been arranged)
May 16th: Vanessa (PP Presentations)

May 21st: Vanessa - please all be in for 1:1 tutorials
May 22nd: Karen - tutorial slots to be booked (request a slot or I'll allocate you one)
May 23rd: John Reynolds (last chance to book a photography slot with him - list on the board!)

May 28th: Vanessa - please all be in for 1:1 tutorials
May 29th: Myles (for all your screen printing needs!)
May 30th: Peter Quinell - tutorial slots to be booked (request a slot or I'll allocate you one)

After this it will be all about the board painting, show hanging and general last minute FMP-ing!

Calling all second years!

Hannah will be with you tomorrow (Tuesday 15th May) supporting you with your written work for your FMP and Professional Practice. You have tutorial slots with her which are as follows:

10am - Charlotte
10.30 - Chris
11am - Camille
12 noon - Sam
12.30 - Jo Orchard

2pm - Vince
2.30pm - Sara Howard
3pm - Joseph
3.30 pm - Emma Taft

Anyone not on this list but who needs to see her is very welcome to see her whenever she is free during the day.

See you on Wednesday at 10am for your Professional Practice presentations

Important Note for the First Years:

Good News! Your essay deadline with Gary Neil has been extended until Thursday May 24th.

This means that the web design module presentation deadline will be extended to Thursday 31st May.

ALSO - NO NEED TO COME IN THIS WEDNESDAY 16th MAY  - PRIVATE STUDY TIME as the 2nd years will be presenting to me all day.

On Thursday 17th - Hannah will be with you all day again. Please be here at 10am and make the most her help with your written work -  both for Professional Practice and Gary's essay.

I'll see you on Friday 18th, be ready for the interim Professional Practice presentations. I'll also be giving you the last task for your web design modules that day.

Thursday, 3 May 2012


Just so everyone is clear, the deadlines are as follows for each Year Group:

FdA 1

Professional Practice

Interim Presentation: Friday 18th May
Final Presentation:  Friday 1st June at 10am
Final Hand in Deadline: Friday 1st June at 10 am

Web Design

Presentations and Hand in: Thursday 24th May at 10am

FdA 2

Professional Practice

Presentation: Wednesday 16th May (All work complete with the exception of some ongoing work experience as long as there is evidence it has started and a journal of work completed so far).

FINAL DEADLINE: Hand in on Tuesday 29th May at 12 noon. (ALL work to be complete)

Presentation Project (FMP)

Final Proposal and interim presentation: Monday 21st May

FINAL DEADLINE: Wednesday 13th June. 12 noon.
ALL work completed and hung ready for your show. You may not add to, or change it after this point.

FMP Mid-point Presentations

On Monday 14th May you can book one to one tutorials with me to discuss your work.

On Monday 21st May you will be presenting your work in progress for your FMP to the rest of the group. I'll split these into morning and afternoon sessions between you which I'll post on the noticeboard. You must attend the whole of your session as it's important you critique, and receive critique, from others on your work.

At this point I'd expect to see your work almost completed and at the refining stage. Please bring sketchbooks for discussion too.

Note to 2nd Years re Professional Practice:

If you've not done so already, please check your emails. I've sent the Professional Practice stuff to you:
- Live Briefs for those you who need them for Work Experience
- Health & Safety documents to you all

Email me if anything isn't clear


Calling all 2nd years!

 Check out this link and be prepared to submit your work by 25th May - a great way to get your name out there!