Sunday, 26 February 2012


Feed back from crit.

- good imagery
- strong concept
- looks a bit too much like an exhibition poster
- be more brave with imagery
- imagery may be a little abstract, reader may not understand the concept or may start to see other objects  
  within the photograph.

Need to do:

- experiment more with layout
- get rid of text
- make photograph more obvious that its from inside puddle
-get rid of flag
- Simplify right down.


These are the finished set of posters. I think they do what I set out to achieve, by making people look at rain from a different angle and see the beauty of it. 


3 poster variations.

I like the layout of this poster but I don't feel the layering of the image in the background is very strong it kind of detracts from the foreground image and makes the overall poster look a bit wishy washy.

I thought I'd try a rain drop effect releasing the image behind in the background, but I really don't think it works, I think it over complicates the poster and makes the whole thing hard to read and work out what it is about.

This is my favourite lay out. I think the simplicity works best as it puts all the focus on the image and text. I decided to over lay the same image to give a rippled puddle effect to the poster. I will now extend this kind of lay to 3 posters.


This is the out come of the paper after sprinkling it with rainwater droplets.

Thursday, 23 February 2012


As I want to represent from a positive angle, I need people to change there perspective of rain, and thought the best way to do that would be to literally record the rain from a different angle that no one ever sees it.

I took these photographs using a waterproof camera. I took the pictures from inside a puddle looking up on the incoming rain. I really love the way these photographs have come out the colours and shapes are really beautiful.



When I was little I used to enjoy the rain, and thought it would be a good thing to remember what I liked about it.

Rain sticks.

I think rain sticks a really interesting things, the fact they are dried out cactus with their pins inside that make the noise of rain. I also love the decorative patterned fabric that gets tied to the top of them. 

Rain house

Again I find these weather houses fascinating, I don't understand how they can predict the rain. But I think they are really fun.

Heavy rain.

Theres nothing better then big fat raindrops and how refreshing they are (along as your not on your way to somewhere) and when it is heavy rain its a great excuse to stay inside and have a cup of tea.


When I was younger I was fascinated with snails, every time after it had been raining I'd go outside and try and collect as many snails as possible on my hands and then race them. There're bizarre little creatures and thats what makes them great.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


As I want to take a new approach on rain and alter people perspective of rain, I researched ways of recording rain. I decided to make Ph indicator paper which changed colour when acid or alkali is present, and from doing research I discovered that rain will show up on this paper and alter the colour.

(never realised how interesting the inside of a red cabbage is)

I soaked the paper for a couple of hours then left it to dry.

It works!

I tested the paper fully worked by using something very acidic, a lemon, and sure enough the paper changed colour to a very bright pink. I also tested alkali by using a small amount of bleach just to see what colour the paper went, it turned green.


When I typed english rain into google image search this is more or less what all the images of 'rain' looked like. I don't think this gives a very positive feel to english rain. All the pictures are grey and dreary and are showing negative things such as flooding. I want to steer well clear of representing rain as a dull and dreary thing.


Spider diagram to show what I associate with rain and the positive that comes from it. This is to try and find a strong positive way to represent rain.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


NAME: Suzanne Moore

  • 1. What skills have you developed through this module and how effectively do you think you have applied them?

  • Throughout this module I feel I have learnt many skills. I have learnt new efficient ways of researching and how to develop that research by expanding it and developing it. I have also learnt about quantitive and qualitative research, the differences and importance of it when it comes to research. I feel I applied what I have learnt about research well, I have come up with a wide and varied body of research, which helped me develop an informed end product . I have also developed skills of time keeping in this module as we did a longer brief, it was a real test of organization, I feel I have benefited from this as it has made me more aware of time and how important it is to take advantage of every second.
  • Another skill I have developed is InDesign. I had not used it before we had the workshop, I always did my book layouts on photoshop, I know feel more informed and can't believe I haven't used the software sooner. I feel it benefited my work in this module as I was able to use it to create layouts which were accurate, and experiment with different layouts. I also further developed skills in screen printing, which I used to create one of my 10 end products.

  •  2. What approaches to/methods of design production have you developed and how have they informed your design development process?

  • I have been introduced to Indesign which definitely informed my design development process. It abled me to create accurate and well informed layouts. From doing Lorenzo's workshop on grid and layout I also saw how beneficial it is to draw accurate scaled down mock layouts as it will make sure your final piece is the most successful.
  • Ihave also learnt more about stocks and how important it is to consider stock as getting the wrong stock can effect the end product massively such as how they product functions or how it is printed on.

  • 3. What strengths can you identify in your work and how have/will you capitalise on these?
  • The strengths in this module I feel I have had are a more informed knowledge of softwares which I think has reflected in my end work. I also feel my developing knowledge of the importance of stock has been a strength as it has abled me to come up with functioning end products. Another strength has been the development of research and products I feel my research has informed my products and development of the product which has made me confident that my end product is functional.

  • 4. What weaknesses can you identify in your work and how will you address these in the future?
  • A weakness I can identify in this module is time keeping, I feel I used my time but need to manage my time so that I know when to stop researching and when to start designing and then know when to stop designing and start making, as I could of done with leaving myself a little more time to create my end product. I also feel I could have done with a little more experimentation, experimenting with format, colour, design etc as this would have furthered my work and designs. I also need to work on critically evaluating my work on my blog, as this would help me with the development of my work.

  • 5. Identify five things that you will do differently next time and what do you expect to gain from doing these?

  • Organization - I need to make sure I organize my design sheets, crit sheets, to make sure I have them to hand so I use them to the best ability.
  • Time management - I need to learn when to stop one thing and start another so that I divide my time efficiently between research, design development and production.
  • Analytical development - If I analyze my work more thoroughly I feel my work will further from it.
  • Experimentation - if I experiment more with colour, design, stock, layout etc my work will benefit and be more informed.
  • Attention to detail - by concentrating more on things like typos and finishes it will ensure my end work looks more professional 


  1. 6.How would you grade yourself on the following areas:
    (please indicate using an ‘x’) 

    5= excellent, 4 = very good, 3 = good, 2 = average, 1 = poor







    Quantity of work produced


    Quality of work produced


    Contribution to the group


    The evaluation of your work is an important part of the assessment criteria and represents a percentage of the overall grade. It is essential that you give yourself enough time to complete your written evaluation fully and with appropriate depth and level of self-reflection. If you have any questions relating to the self evaluation process speak to a member of staff as soon as possible.


The colour I chose was green and the images I chose to work from were theses...

I started off by researching into people opinions of the green power ranger but I didnt find myself getting anywhere. I then discovered that the actor who played the green ranger is now a pro fighter. On finding this out I then discovered that he had assulted somone who worked at the place he was fighting in, because the guy accused 'frank' (green ranger) of stealing a glove. There was a very bizzare article about it here... 

where the person who was assulated goes into great detail I wanted to take this and tell the story through the post cards.

I made my images by using the tools to change the opacity of the image infront and then changing the colour variation of the image behind. The images behind help tell the story of the assult and the image in forground is the green power ranger. I then used quotes from the article to illustrate the story further.