Only a few seconds after I had published my last post, I receive a message with a link to the D & AD website, the work I did for the D & AD was confirmed as being nominated for an award. Having received an email telling me this last Wednesday (on my birthday, yay!), I already knew this but it never really felt real and since I wasn’t even allowed to tell anyone (until now) it felt unreal. Tonight was the first of me finding out that I’m the only person from the UK that has been nominated, that really shocked me. Have I ever been so lucky? People keeping saying that I’m modest, but I really didn’t think my design was anywhere near good enough.
Check out my work and the competition here.
The final project of third year is almost finished although,I have a feeling this wont be the last post covering my experience with the E.ON Brief. I think the last post I did about this project was the final boards for submitting to the D and AD. Since then I have been working on the ‘Make’ stage of the project and as you can see, not much has really changed in the design. In fact the design has stayed true to the initial drawings propose although having the opportunity to change them at any point.
As part of the project I decided to create the whole user experience. by this I mean having a working prototype (As far as possible, some parts had to be faked), pop out plug adapters for sending the singles, packaging and welcome letters and instruction. I may add more photo’s at a later point but for now I thought I would just get back into making posts since the next few month might become more interesting.
I can’t believe I haven’t been rendering in Photoshop until now! Why even bother with something like Solidworks?
Spent some time thinking about how the hub display aspect of my design can be easily sent out to all E.ON’s customers. I’ve designed this packaging on photoshop, but it needs to be developed more because of the way the hub is interlaced with the packaging (or the other way around). The only way I can describe my thoughts right now are to think of a Malteasers box and the way it uses tear away card elements in it.
The next stage would be to figure out how the packaging will come away from the hub and the the actually how the hub will look itself.