NESTA – Week 3

Managed to miss NESTA week 2 due to having the flu – horrendous – but resumed the workshops yesterday to carry on with the Go Fish business idea. This week we were mainly concentrating on the marketing mix and critical marketing tasks. First of all we had to revisit what our five values were, but … Continue reading

Boom! (again)

Following on from my research into the market in Tayside, I thought I should do a follow up post on what we discovered through speaking to Avian about their history. It was quite interesting to discover that the abundance of creative agencies did not just ‘take off’ one day due to the fall of the … Continue reading

Creative Tayside

Tayside has now become more known for its creative industries than ever before, and is rapidly becoming a centre of excellence in digital media. The increase in growth can in part be put down to the digital media park development in Dundee and the efforts of Interactive Tayside, an initiative to link the public, private … Continue reading

Rise of the Design Industry

Much like the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland saw a decline in the importance of the manufacturing industries towards the end of the 1980s and into the 1990s, which combined with a rise in the technology and service sectors of the economy (now the largest sector in Scotland). Irrespective of the parties in power, … Continue reading

Avian

For the Design & The Market module, we have to approach a design agency and learn about all aspects of their business by way of an interview. Our group has managed to set up a site visit to Avian, a creative agency based in Broughty Ferry. Avian were established in 1996, and have now built … Continue reading

GSA Pecha Kucha VII

Pecha Kucha VII poster

On Wednesday night, I went to the GSA Pecha Kucha VII.  Craig and Marina had told me such good things about the recent similar night that Creative Dundee had held and I was gutted to have missed it, so jumped at the chance when I saw the Glasgow event.  They held it in the students … Continue reading

More on Victorian Photography (and mental illness)

So, for my essay on Victorian photography and its part in diagnosing mental illness, I’ve ended up digging quite deep into the effect this had on our theories about insanity.  It turns out that Diamond was not the only academic to pursue of this kind of therapy.  Across Europe, doctors such as Joseph Stolz, Albert … Continue reading

Victorian Photocollage

So whilst doing research on the origins of photography for uni, I came across a sub-genre that I was completely unaware of.  Ladies of aristocracy in the 1860s and 1870s, tended to keep albums of sketches, verses and drawings to basically show off at social occasions in their homes.  Drawing as a skill was seen … Continue reading

Victorian Photography

Haven’t posted anything in a while, the opposite of what reading week was invented for!  Now we’re back into the swing of things at uni, I’m getting really stuck into to the research poster we have to do for the end of the year.  I’m currently busy looking at Victorian photography and what photographers during … Continue reading

Works by Jimmy Turrell

Thanks to the Creative Review blog on record sleeves of the month, I’ve been introduced to the works of Jimmy Turrell.  I’ve included some of my favourite images below for you to see some of his amazing prints for sleeves, books and exhibitions.  Clearly a lover of collage and screen printing, these pieces have such … Continue reading