The longest project ever in my uni life, also this is the most stressful project which is challenging and exciting at the as time. The final major project to make a conclusion of our three years graphic times, and to demonstrate what we have learnt and gained in these three years. Also, I think it is such a good time for as to know what we actually like to do in graphics, to guide ourselves in a right direction. Start from the beginning, until the last few days before the submission day all about is research, research and research and once the whole idea is confirmed then we just have to keep working until the last day of the submission.
For this project, I have changed my concept from an abstract idea to a totally different outcome. At the very beginning, I wanted to expand my criticality as my FMP in a different format. However, I was told that my concept was not clear enough as a message and therefore I rethink the concept, done another research then my idea is changed. For the final concept, I decided to create a storybook for 4 to 6 years old kid and told the influence of addiction of social media. Also, I would like to expand the project a bit if I got an extra time, to create some learning material for them to remember more about the story which helps them for learning. To be honest, this is my first time create a storybook also that’s the first time to do that amount of drawing. Due to I have just started to do the digital drawing this year so actually, I am not that professional but I still want to try because I love drawing.
This project is about phone addiction also, I want to promote a new word ‘Phubbing'(a combination of snub and phone). And I want to tell the kids that do not addict on the phone before they become a Phubber. Due to nowadays, technologies are so convenient also there are lots of entertainment in it which make people cannot live without the phone and the trend of phone user tends to younger. I talk to different people who have children and some of they said their child start using phone around 2 to 3 which make me a bit shocked. That was not something that I expected and to me, this is not a good habit for little children. Therefore, I want to promote about this message-you can use the phone but you must control yourself of using it, if not then you might become a phubber.
This year I feel like I don’t have any holiday at all, at Christmas, we have to do our dissertation, Easter, we have to catch up the FMP. I used the whole 8 weeks just keep drawing and finish the whole design, which is a bit mad. And luckily, I finished on time in the end and that’s the most stress bit. Another stressful thing is about the printing, for that, I decided to print on online because of a cost much cheaper. But I have given them one week to print because of the material and the amount of the print. Time rushing is the worst, the main thing is why BANK HOLIDAY have to be on the last week of the submission, all the print company did not work on that day so all the job postpones to Tuesday, that’s so annoying.
This project, I ask for many opinions and advice because I want my outcome can be perfect, it could be last time to have an exhibition so it is very important. Thank you, all of you who help me with the project. Through the whole working process, I can say that my digital drawing skill definitely is improved, also some of the layout and design skill have been expanded as well. I am glad that I did finish the book earlier than I thought so I can have extra time to check all the details and fix the problem because I hate being at last-minute. Overall, everything is alright and tiny bit stress and worried but having lots of fun during.
The final outcome, there is a wrong print which is happening the worst day of my life. But its fine I just leave it like that, because I cannot do anything about it anymore. I would say it is a good experience to understand more about what can go wrong. Just an experience, and that’s how we learnt from making things wrong.
Just want it to be done with all the stress and mistakes.