Many apologies for not writing on here sooner. Been more than a busy bee.
I'm gonna sum up what I've been up too.
First off, my blog needed re-vamping...at least I think it needed it. I'm trying to maintain a consistent look throughout what mediums I use on the net, like twitter and cargo [Twitter still needs changing].
That way, I reckon people will be able to identify me more easily when web browsing.
The only themes that were the same were the colour tones I chose: black, white and green.
Also, I have made my business cards now. I had to get them ready for my degree show a few weeks ago. I wanted a simple concept that [again] people can identify [and hopefully relate it back to me].
I did something similar with the sticker name tags you get at networking events. Instead of writing my name, I drew a crude-looking flat cat head and people found it amusing.
|My business card concept. Just wanted something simple.|
The degree show took some time to set up, more or less for others depending on what they had to do.
During this time, I had a week left to finish:
- My Red Riding Hood 'Sainsbury's Advert' - FMP [Final Major Project].
- A video of the 'making of' Red Riding Hood 'Sainsbury's Advert' - FMP.
- A showreel to sum up my best work.
- Hand in three other separate animation projects from this/previous two years. These would be featured in the degree show.
- Cut out, Photoshop and print off the character design concepts I made for my FMP.
|Images of what and where my degree show was about in college.|
Thankfully when I went into college today, I was told my work can still be featured in the show. So that'll keep me a bit busy this week.
After this, all I need to really think about aside from finding a job, is graduation. This will take place next month and I can't wait. Something tells me there will be laughter and tears, at least a few anyway.
Overall Thoughts about finishing college/uni
It just feels surreal at the moment. You could say I feel like I've woken up in someone else's life.
All the stress of trying to finish my college work was like having 'tunnel vision'. Once I finished it all, the stress dissipated. But as this weight leaves my shoulders, another seems to fall on them. Though I've [will] gained a degree, the uncertainty of getting a job scares me a little. With the way things are at the moment, I think it will be utter luck finding a job that I'm qualified to do.
I am without a safety net for the first time in a long time.
I'm also excited, because of the prospects that are out there. I'll just have to keep looking and see what is ideal for me.
I will keep writing updates on my blog of what I'm up to, interested in, etc. It has become an integral part of me, being able to express what I know, learn and love in my field of study. I hope to continue this for as long as I can :)
What else have I been doing?
On the 13th of June, I went to a graduate recruitment fair held at the Armitage Center in Manchester Link. I went to see if there were any potential jobs or internships in animation or anything design related.
Unfortunately there was none.