Self Assesment

Reflecting on Key Areas

Before our feedback tomorrow we have been asked to look at this list beforehand so we are prepared with the questions.

AREAS OF STRENGTH:
I’d say my strengths so far are colour. I am strong at choosing a powerful colour palette. I also have strength in digital skills as they are positively progressing. I also have photography skills which I want to develop and incorporate into my work for third year. Mood Boards are also becoming a strength with digital skills provided.

AREAS TO BE DEVELOPED:
Areas to be developed are writing a Hypothetical Design Commission Brief. Professionalism in mounting – as I have no yet stitched headers which I am in need of doing ready for third year. Also I want to learn the various ways to mount work and what looks best. Also what size your sample should be.  I also need to research about Press Packs. I would like to be able to screen print a repeat pattern in third year as well as I haven’t been taught this.  Also I will need to develop CAD visuals over the summer as well as I need to keep on drawing.

PERSONAL OVERVIEW OF YEAR:
I found Part One to be very de-motivating as there was 10 weeks on researching a company. I think if research was perhaps done in the summer, or cut down for Part One, I would’ve been motivated to build up a technical file of experimentations to build up to the final collection. Although research is definitely important, I feel it could’ve been shorter. I found it uninspiring. Having a formative point in Part Two was very helpful as I wouldn’t have considered change within my collection and wouldn’t have been inspired to make another body of work of sketches. It helped my work grow for Part Three, as during this I was really motivated after receiving a satisfactory to become better and to push myself for a better grade and to produce more work that I am now proud of.

ACTION POINTS:

  • 30 Day challenge – Drawing
  • Keep a sketchbook going
  • Photography Trips
  • Research for Consultant brief
  • Use other mediums such as oil paint, oil pastel, water colour
  • Keep up with digital skills
  • Practice and watch CAD visual videos to improve on
  • Research Trips – visit other areas for inspiration

I also hope we will get feedback on what the tutors think our strengths are as well and what they think we need to develop.

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