Cool River Cafe and Patisserie by Revolver Revolver
Shape and colour.  Cool River Cafe and Patisserie by Revolver Revolver
Shape and colour.  Cool River Cafe and Patisserie by Revolver Revolver
Shape and colour.  Cool River Cafe and Patisserie by Revolver Revolver
Shape and colour. 

Cool River Cafe and Patisserie by Revolver Revolver

Shape and colour. 

Some quick snaps of the Caffeine response unit liveries I recently designed and artworked for Swedish Coffee company Lofbergs whilst freelancing for The Global Group, Bournemouth.  Some quick snaps of the Caffeine response unit liveries I recently designed and artworked for Swedish Coffee company Lofbergs whilst freelancing for The Global Group, Bournemouth. 

Some quick snaps of the Caffeine response unit liveries I recently designed and artworked for Swedish Coffee company Lofbergs whilst freelancing for The Global Group, Bournemouth. 

dangordondesign.com has been updated. You can now even check it out on your phone! Over the last few days I have been busy tinkering away and updating my site. The biggest update is that the site is now easier to access via a mobile! I have added my self identity project and updated the ‘About’ page and numerous other project descriptions, as well as lots of other little changes. 
The reason for this is that I always believe there is room for improvement and I think an important part of being a graphic designer is to update and maintain your online presence. 
So if you have a spare minute or two, feel free to check it out! www.dangordondesign.com dangordondesign.com has been updated. You can now even check it out on your phone! Over the last few days I have been busy tinkering away and updating my site. The biggest update is that the site is now easier to access via a mobile! I have added my self identity project and updated the ‘About’ page and numerous other project descriptions, as well as lots of other little changes. 
The reason for this is that I always believe there is room for improvement and I think an important part of being a graphic designer is to update and maintain your online presence. 
So if you have a spare minute or two, feel free to check it out! www.dangordondesign.com

dangordondesign.com has been updated. You can now even check it out on your phone! 

Over the last few days I have been busy tinkering away and updating my site. The biggest update is that the site is now easier to access via a mobile! I have added my self identity project and updated the ‘About’ page and numerous other project descriptions, as well as lots of other little changes. 

The reason for this is that I always believe there is room for improvement and I think an important part of being a graphic designer is to update and maintain your online presence. 

So if you have a spare minute or two, feel free to check it out! 
www.dangordondesign.com

portsmouthgraphicdesign:

I WONDER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE DYSLEXIC - SAM BARCLAY

http://reedeeng.com

Sam completed this work for his iSTD for which he received a commendation. He was also shortlisted for the Design Council Future pioneers. Sam has now set up a kick starter to get his book published.

Find more of Sam’s work here - http://www.sambarclay.co.uk

Check out this brilliant project from my course-mate Sam and back his kickstarter campaign! 

Formula 1 Retro Liveries by Escape Artist Design
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Of course I love this project!  Formula 1 Retro Liveries by Escape Artist Design
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Of course I love this project!  Formula 1 Retro Liveries by Escape Artist Design
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Of course I love this project! 

Formula 1 Retro Liveries by Escape Artist Design

Of course I love this project! 

Kings Bistro & Restaurant by Pixeldot 
Love this identity, so strong.  Kings Bistro & Restaurant by Pixeldot 
Love this identity, so strong.  Kings Bistro & Restaurant by Pixeldot 
Love this identity, so strong.  Kings Bistro & Restaurant by Pixeldot 
Love this identity, so strong.  Kings Bistro & Restaurant by Pixeldot 
Love this identity, so strong. 

Kings Bistro & Restaurant by Pixeldot 

Love this identity, so strong. 

PIGMENTPOL HEXAGON by Feld
On-trend branding.  PIGMENTPOL HEXAGON by Feld
On-trend branding.  PIGMENTPOL HEXAGON by Feld
On-trend branding.  PIGMENTPOL HEXAGON by Feld
On-trend branding.  PIGMENTPOL HEXAGON by Feld
On-trend branding. 

PIGMENTPOL HEXAGON by Feld

On-trend branding. 

5 Tips for a new Graphic Design student

So I figured I would try something a bit different on this blog. Given that I have recently graduated university with a degree in Graphic Design, and September has rolled around once again, I thought it would be a good idea to create a general list of the 5 things I personally wish I knew when I first started!

1. Buy an A3 printer! - This was immediately the first thing I thought off. I only bought mine in the last few months of my degree but I definitely wish I had bought it sooner! It became priceless in those final few stages of my degree and it certainly worked out cheaper and less stressful than using the university printers.

2. Books - Dont just invest your money in them, but invest your time in them too and they will help you out so much. There are so many brilliant books on Graphic Design and typography and everything in between out there, but here are just a few I personally found the most helpful or interesting:

  •  The Brand Handbook, Wally Olins
  • Using Type, Mike Harkins
  • Logo Design Love, David Airey
  • Graphic Design Theory, Helen Armstrong
  • How to be a Graphic Design Without Losing Your Soul, Adrian Shaughnessy

3. Don’t just rely on lecturers - Graphic Design is a subject that I believe you have to teach yourself to an extent, and like most things practice at. I think its important to be pro-active, and keep developing your skills and knowledge. I think this is something I probably didn’t do enough off in my first year. 

4. Graphic Design is not cheap - You’re going to end up spending A LOT of money in your endless quest to perfect your briefs. If you thought the books were expensive, add on the printing inks, the sketchbooks, the general stationary, the macbook and the Adobe Suit (which we all  obviously pay for),  the price of paper and the countless times you will print and re-print your final outcomes on your university’s printers then you’ll soon realise the true cost of becoming a Graphic Design student. But if you love it like I did, then it’ll all be worth it. The more you put in, the more you’ll get out. 

5. Listen to others - Not just lecturers and professionals, but your course mates as well. Graphic design is such an ecelectic subject that the chances are someone will be more knowledgeable in one area of graphic design but perhaps not so skilled in another. This is where just conversing about design really helped me learn so much, perhaps subconsciously at first. 

So there we go, there are my top 5 tips for a new Graphic Design student in my humble opinion! I hope this post has helped, there are a load more I can think off but i think these are 5 pretty decent ones which would have helped me just a little.

Overall I absolutely loved my time studying Graphic Design at university and I hope you guys will too.  

Gandules’11 by Hey Studio Gandules’11 by Hey Studio Gandules’11 by Hey Studio Gandules’11 by Hey Studio
In light of apple’s new flat iOS 7 UI, today i decided to try my hand at some app icon design with these ultra minimal/geometric designs.  In light of apple’s new flat iOS 7 UI, today i decided to try my hand at some app icon design with these ultra minimal/geometric designs.  In light of apple’s new flat iOS 7 UI, today i decided to try my hand at some app icon design with these ultra minimal/geometric designs.  In light of apple’s new flat iOS 7 UI, today i decided to try my hand at some app icon design with these ultra minimal/geometric designs. 

In light of apple’s new flat iOS 7 UI, today i decided to try my hand at some app icon design with these ultra minimal/geometric designs. 

Ogami Quotes by Officemilano
Really love this visual language.  Ogami Quotes by Officemilano
Really love this visual language.  Ogami Quotes by Officemilano
Really love this visual language.  Ogami Quotes by Officemilano
Really love this visual language. 

Ogami Quotes by Officemilano

Really love this visual language. 

The Sound of Yorkshire by Hipll The Sound of Yorkshire by Hipll The Sound of Yorkshire by Hipll The Sound of Yorkshire by Hipll

The Sound of Yorkshire by Hipll

Last week I exhibited my final year’s work at the New Designers exhibition in Islington, London with the University of Portsmouth. It was a fantastic few days and I found it to be a great opportunity to talk about my work to other professionals and like-minded people.
Our stand in particular was a big success and i would like to thank the lecturers and everyone involved for organising the exhibition. 
Unfortunately i couldn’t take my DSLR with me so these are just a quick few phone snaps, you can find better photos from the event here and here. Last week I exhibited my final year’s work at the New Designers exhibition in Islington, London with the University of Portsmouth. It was a fantastic few days and I found it to be a great opportunity to talk about my work to other professionals and like-minded people.
Our stand in particular was a big success and i would like to thank the lecturers and everyone involved for organising the exhibition. 
Unfortunately i couldn’t take my DSLR with me so these are just a quick few phone snaps, you can find better photos from the event here and here. Last week I exhibited my final year’s work at the New Designers exhibition in Islington, London with the University of Portsmouth. It was a fantastic few days and I found it to be a great opportunity to talk about my work to other professionals and like-minded people.
Our stand in particular was a big success and i would like to thank the lecturers and everyone involved for organising the exhibition. 
Unfortunately i couldn’t take my DSLR with me so these are just a quick few phone snaps, you can find better photos from the event here and here.

Last week I exhibited my final year’s work at the New Designers exhibition in Islington, London with the University of Portsmouth. It was a fantastic few days and I found it to be a great opportunity to talk about my work to other professionals and like-minded people.

Our stand in particular was a big success and i would like to thank the lecturers and everyone involved for organising the exhibition.

Unfortunately i couldn’t take my DSLR with me so these are just a quick few phone snaps, you can find better photos from the event here and here.

Mask Watch Concept by Filip Slováček
So nice, i would buy it.  Mask Watch Concept by Filip Slováček
So nice, i would buy it.  Mask Watch Concept by Filip Slováček
So nice, i would buy it. 

Mask Watch Concept by Filip Slováček

So nice, i would buy it. 

A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free! A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free! A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free! A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free! A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free! A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free! A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free! A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free!

A selection of photos i took today from the University of Portsmouth Summer Show featuring some of my latest design work. Its a fantastic exhibition so if you’re local check it out, its free!