SPECIALIST WAYS OF WORKING
Specialist Ways of Working
I was given from the brief to write my personal ‘Manifesto’. In my process book, I would capture all my learning throughout the project and designed to reflect my own personal aesthetics. I would demonstrate my editorial skills through grids, typography, use of imagery, photography and colours which is to explore my own personal design style. 

I would develop my knowledge of the ways of working through a series of Technical Workshops including Book Binding, Laser Cutting, Print Making, Digital Photography, GIF design and Project Management.
I have practiced using Photoshop and Illustrator to improve my graphic skills and created typeface. I used ‘tangram’ (The tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of puzzle is to form a specific shape using all seven pieces, which may not overlap.) to make it.
Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets. There are many different types of binding methods, depending on the situation and usage.

Saddle-stitching is probably the easiest and the most economical binding method. Pages are folded, creased and stapled together (not by an ordinary stapler - a stapler with long jaws, designed specifically for saddle stitching). We often see this type of binding used for look books, booklets, and magazines that have a smaller page count.
Laser cutting is the process of cutting a material using a laser beam. This can be done to either trim down a material or to help cut it into complex shapes that more conventional drills would struggle with.

The laser cutting process works by having a focused and precise laser beam run through the material that you are looking to cut, delivering an accurate and smooth finish. Initially, the laser is used to pierce the material with a hole at the edge, and then the beam is continued along from there.

I cannot say I liked this workshop because the machines are complicated to use for myself, but my outcomes worked well, and it was great opportunity to prepare for Print Making.
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicoloured image or design.
MY MANIFESTO

Art was my first step in my life. It was great to unfold my imagination through Art and communicate with the artwork. Therefore, in my life, Art is a tool to express my world. As a designer, their techniques are not only important but also ‘Creativity’ and ‘Communication’ are important. Particularly, communication is significant to the clients and we must understand what they want to say. I think designers’ job is to demonstrate client’s thoughts with visual outcomes. Also, there is nothing as important as creativity unto artist. I think we should have our own personality and solid styles.

A designer’s philosophy defines what we wish to accomplish in design, and which principles of design we will use to do so. Identifying my design philosophy is an important part of the design processes. Among the designers, I admire Dieter Rams who is famous for minimalist design. He is a designer of the consumer products company Braun in Germany and a designer in Apple, Jonathan Ive is inspired his designs to make I Phone series. Dieter Rams is not the influences of my current works, but his 10 principles of design changed my mind. As an industrial designer, he always stressed.

“Less is Better”

I agree with this. Design has a wide range, so it is not a good belief in all areas, but we have to recognise what is unnecessary and what we really need. Furthermore, through the analysis, I found that there are not many 
decorative elements in the typography of advertising. I think the reason is to make the product more readable and productive. The design becomes simpler to express messages more effectively and visually.

In identifying myself as a ‘Visual Reflector’ I used my strengths to start my projects. For example, I made plans and decisions by writing list and it helped me to manage my time well.

To conclude, I can define a design as the process of finding a creative solution through planning and production. Also, design is a process for others not for myself. Therefore, it is difficult to describe as a design if it’s too subjective, it is more like an artist. 
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