36 days of type – 2016

36 days of type – 2016

36 days of type, is a project in its third edition that aims to bring together Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to create characters from the alphabet for 36 days consecutively. The day before the project, I stumbled across the fact that it was starting up again. At that point, I did consider trying to partake in it, but didn't have any idea of how I would do it. It wasn't until the first day of the project that I went for it and looked at designing the something everyday for the 36…Read more
Blink auction website goes live.

Blink auction website goes live.

So the Blink Auction website is live now,  you may remember that I spoke about the project in late December as we started the process of designing the branding and website for it. The auction is to raise funds for our end of year show this summer; the work has kindly been donated by some illustrators and designers. As part of the work on the website, it has been a chance to learn and explore designing a website for E-Commerce. We have been working mainly on designing the website with many considerations to the content we should…Read more
Five favourites

Five favourites

As a designer and photographer, reflecting over creative conclusions throughout the past year is always good. At this point right at the start of a new year, I thought it may be good to show my favourite five photographs from last year that I have taken. These have been taken on my camera and phone. These are not in any particular order. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Bonus favourite: This was part of a project at university within my second year. We were given the task of creating an exhibition of third years’…Read more
Update: 1914: Suffolk and the Western Front Magazine.

Update: 1914: Suffolk and the Western Front Magazine.

Between February and August this year I was involved in a project in collaboration with History students at University Campus Suffolk. I have released the details of this project before to some of you. I was asked by my friend Andrew on the history course to help with the design of the magazine. I was originally just asked to advise on the project, giving him a crash course on Adobe InDesign as this would then allow him to work on the magazine when I was unavailable. We worked together to produce the magazine,…Read more
Processing design and creative thinking.

Processing design and creative thinking.

We have just been given a new brief, and we start the process of designing again. As a process, design is one I'm passionate about, the fact that we are on a journey throughout excites me, but, it can be a funny thing really. The nervous feeling of getting a new brief, and the million questions which go through our minds as we start to decipher how the work could be produced. Quite a lot of the time we can jump to conclusions of what the outcome could be, and often we have…Read more
Similar photo, different time…

Similar photo, different time…

You may remember the photo I took below, from a previous post. I often find that I can get ideas for photographs when I'm on my tour of the local area. It depends on the time of day and whether I have the right camera equipment. The idea for this photo, originally came from a trip down to the waterfront one evening with a few friends to take photographs at night. This is the resulting photograph, from my original idea. ©  2014 Matt Finch. All rights reserved.Read more
In the thick of it:  My Final Year.

In the thick of it: My Final Year.

So we're back for our final year,  two weeks ago we started semester one and we started two modules. One solely based on Portfolio Development and another module called Dissertation and Critical Review across the whole year. For Portfolio Development, we were given a four week brief to express the place we're in, whether it be the literal place we were/are in, the geographical location, the state of mind, the psychological, the spiritual and financial. These headings were thought of in an idea generation session and the aim of the brief is to then graphically communicate…Read more