The List (The Self) – Self Directed

The List was the final MA project born of 12 months research and smaller exploratory projects based upon the notion of the Self, and what it means to be an individual. My MA was spent looking at differences in personality as I was interested in psychology behind our reactions. Namely, why would a particular event in someone’s life affect them dramatically, where another person would be able to simply ‘shrug it off’ and carry on as normal.

The research delved primarily into Jungian psychology, examining the facets of the psyche, and looking at shared experiences. The project allowed people to draw their own conclusions about me, as an individual, unaware that it allowed me to test their wide-ranging reactions to my work.

The List was an attempt to document everything in my life. A task so huge as to be impossible, though it certainly didn’t stop me trying. It was purposely designed to be sterile and focussed solely on information, not emotion.

PDF: The list

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Christmas Cards – Self Directed

These were a range of cards, designed and created by myself to send to clients at Christmas. Each made interesting use of cut-outs and negative / positive space to create eye-catching designs.

  • Paper engineering

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Film Graph – Self Directed

This was a self-directed project completed as part of my MA. The project was a sub-project of my final piece. The project examined the types of films I have seen, and from which countries they were made. As my main project was about the ‘self’, this project fitted in nicely with the theme, encouraging the viewer to come to their own conclusions about the author of the graph.

PDF: Film Graph

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The Self – Self Directed

Another self-directed project, these images were created during my MA at the University of Brighton. My MA was focussed on the idea of the self, the anima and animus; anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind.

My MA consisted of a large number of explorations before settling on a final piece which looked at life experiences, and why different people react differently to the same situations.

Skills Range

  • Illustration
  • Photography

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The Narrative Die – Self Directed

A self-directed project. The toy is a 10-sided die with a unique, relatively simple image on each side. Through a pre-defined number of rolls, the user would tell a story based upon the images.

Although not initially aimed at children, the product could be an ideal toy to help children with story telling.

Skills Range

  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design

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