Monday, 27 September 2010

Self Evaluation

What roles did you take on in the group?

I took on various different roles in the group such as printing the tote bags for our final product, helping to conduct a good presentation by explaining the reasoning behind solving our problem and i produced a lot of designs for the outcome of our work.

How well do you think you performed in the roles?

I think we all had specific roles that suited our individual ways of working so altogether i think we performed really well. 

How well do you think you worked as a group?

I think we worked well as a group especially relating to bouncing ideas of one another. We found it hard at times to come to a conclusion to solve our initial problem but eventually managed to link all our thoughts together.

What were the positives of working in a group?

-Lots of Ideas and Input
-Good feedback from one another
-It was much easy to discuss and plan our project rather than when working individually.

 What were the negatives of working in a group?

There were a few minor disagreements but nothing too major and the only other problem was finding a style that we were all good at working in.

What would you do differently next time?

Next time i would like to try to narrow down our final ideas so there's just one final outcome rather than having lots of small outcomes. I would also like to try and solve a different problem because the subject of being homesick was such a hard theme to get my head around. 

Where could you have improved your resolution?

We could have improved our final resolution by adding specific products to the specific designs of bag rather than having all the products in one bag. For example the bag with the cake on the front of it could have cooking goods inside and the bag with a beer bottle on the front could have beer mats inside. 

What were the strengths of your presentation?

The structure of our presentation worked well, explaining our processes step by step. It was very factual and showed our project from start to finish not just focusing on the final outcome. 

Sunday, 26 September 2010

10 Things i want to achieve by the end of the year

Below are 10 things i would like to achieve by the end of the first year;

- Have a wider knowledge on how to use Photoshop and Illustrator.
- Get really good at screen printing.
- Manage my time effectively so i get all my work complete before deadlines.
- Learn how to take professional pictures.
- Know how to use my Macbook inside out.
- Earn my 120 credits
- Start up my own clothing company
- Learn about the history of graphics
- Build up skills in web design and building websites
- Learn how to manage work for clients and build up a good base of contacts.