Gareth Strange is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator.
Strange Love is his web design site.
- Embrace the imperfections.
- Execution come with time.
- You could have the best design in the world but if you can’t sell the idea then it could be a complete disaster over all.
- Find the hidden meaning behind the designs. Noticing the strength, innocence, power and vunerability that the design could be portraying.
- You have to create your own assessments.
- Figure out what you should and must do. Whether you should do that design, so comtemplating it or whether it’s a must and designing it with certainty.
- “It’s not perfect it will continue to evolve. I will always keep learning.”
- Always ask the right question, when helping a client.
- A solid brief, building relationships, gainging insight, presenting your work, follow up and cover yourself.
- Read books- Design is a job and The elements of typographic style.
- Decide what you want to do- How do you want to be percieved.
- See everything as an oppurtunity.
- Take on freelance projects.
- There’s no such thing as a bad project.
- Make your own mark and share it.
- Consider your social presecence.
- Be positive/ Confident/ Cheeky.
- Get talking to designers and don’t be afraid of what they’ll say.
- To not be afraid of your own opinion.
- Understand what you want to achieve.
I really like this Wanderlust page on the Strangelove website. The images that are shown are very well captured and I love the simplicity of the logos on the front. I find that it really compliments the designs as a whole. I think for them though it would be nice to see some experimentation of type, either going across or somewhere in the corner.
This session was a good chance to remind me, of how the real design world is like outside of university. It reminds me that I have to be confident and not afraid of the obstacles and myself I’ll have to face. This very beneficial for me because it’s slowly preparing me for, when I get an opportunity to do what I enjoy.