We were asked to design an article in Adobe Indesign about ourselves. We had to use an A4 size document, which must include a photo, a title or heading, and paragraphs that contained lorem ipsum. We had to use guides to help set out a plan which we could follow, this made it easier to work around text aswell as graphics without over crouding the page.

My first attempt is right down the bottom of this post, i decided to do a few more and use a number of different ways to design a page. I think i have improved since my first attempt!

Most the images i used were my own sources, photographs and artwork that i have done myself!

I was always fascinated with sidewalk chalk art so i had a look on google and found some images....and dont they look amazing? Some of them look so real, its like there is no chalk artwork there at all!

Yet again i looked at some images on deviantart.com and looked at Surrealism. Here are a few images that intrigued me :) Hope you like!

1. old boot
2. glasses
3. gold coins x10+
4. old gun
5. skull
6. ned kellys helmet
7. goblet
8. message in a bottle
9. picture frame
10. old suitcase
11. old door
12. chandlier
13. brick
14. old divers helmet
15. stop sign
16. kettle
17. treasure chest
18. old number plate
19. toy ship
20. teddy bear
21. chain
22. soccer ball
23. clam
24. sea shells x3
25. mermaid tail
26. scuba diver goggles
27. watering can
28. binoculars
29. wagon wheel
30. scissors
31. pocket watch x2
32. old plates x2
33. rock
34. crab
35. anchor
36. cumpus
37. old war mask
38. church bell
39. toy car
40. fork

In 2000, the median wages were $30,600 for desktop publishing jobs and $34,570 for graphic design jobs. Both occupations had a range of $20,000 to $60,000. While some differences are due to the industry in which the desktop publisher or graphic designer is employed, regional differences also play a major role in earnings potential.

Graphic Designer – Gosford & Central Coast, NSW - $50,000 - $59,999

Web Designer – Artarmon,NSW 2064 - $63,314 - $68,528+

Copywriter – Sydney CBD, NSW 2000 – Big Wave Digital - $85,000

Graphic Designer – Magazines & Newspapers – Western Suburbs, Sydney NSW – Spotpress - $50,000 - $75,000

Web Designer – Sydney CBD, NSW 2000 – Big Wave Digital - $90,000 - $110,000

Graphic Designer

Here are the images i created i Adobe Photoshop that i used in my assignment! Hope you like!

When it rains, it pours!


Me, Myself & I!

A brush with fame!

What is a deadline?
A deadline is a particular date that is set for you to complete a task. It is a time limit for you to have an assignment completed and ready for its due date, the deadline.

What’s involved in meeting a deadline on time?
To meet a deadline you must have the assignment finished and completed by the due date.

What are the consequences of breaking a deadline?
If you do not meet your deadline it can be very expensive and disastrous to the business. Loss of sales due to loss of customers can result in missing the deadline; this is very bad for the business.

What can you do to better meet deadlines?
The main thing you can do to better meet the deadline is to start the assignment straight away. Don’t try completing the work the night before the deadline, because you are likely to miss important things that are vital in the assignment.

How do you prioritise deadlines?
Rushed work isn’t good work, plan out your days so you have time to complete and read over your work before the deadline.

How do deadlines alter the perception of business and individuals?
Deadlines keep people focused, it gives them something to aim at, and something vital to the business they work for which they are not going to want to stuff up. The last thing an employee wants to do is make their boss angry, so meeting the deadline is critical.

How do general business deadlines differ form graphic design deadlines?

Technical Challenges of Graphic Design

What are the technical challenges of graphic design?
The technical challenges of graphic design mainly come down to using tools in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS software. The challenges may be lack of knowledge about the software and how to go about doing something using the tools. When it comes to Graphic Designers and using this technology, they need to know about the software and how to use all the tools it offers, in order to achieve the results they want.

How do we solve them?
To solve these challenges, we learn. One must either research about the software or ask someone who does know how to use it.

What resources are out there?
There are many tutorials on the Internet that are easy to access for those who lack the knowledge of how to use it. There is also the option of studying the programs at TAFE, borrowing or even buying guides to these programs from bookstores or libraries.

What is your annual budget to pay for these resources?
I bought the software Abode Creative Suite 4 at the TAFE bookshop for just under $400.
Tutorials are supplied on Google, which I access on computers at TAFE, if need be. In most cases I learn as I go, by exploring the software.

How do the major platforms (MAC/PC) affect technical approaches to projects?
These platforms affect technical approaches to projects because they are very different form each other. Being used to using hints or cheats to go about doing something in Photoshop or Illustrator, but MAC and PC both have different keys which makes it difficult.
Having a PC Laptop that has a touch pad instead of a mouse makes it very difficult to control tools on the software. Being used to moving around the mouse when working in Photoshop or Illustrator, it makes it hard because I have to use my index finger like a pencil to guide the tools.


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  • Website design
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Spot On Design
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Shell Graphix
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  • Corporate Branding
  • Rebranding
  • Product Catalogues
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  • Annual Reports
  • Magazines
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  • Auto Wraps
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Giraffe Design
  • logo development
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  • business stationery
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  • signage and vehicle design
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  • wine labels
  • print management
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  • proofreading, editing and indexing
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  • domain name registration
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  • flash animation
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  • Reduced carbon footprint

PDQ Design
  • Website Design & Redesign
  • Website Hosting and Domain Name Registration
  • Banner Ads
  • HTML newsletters


  • Web Design & Development
  • Visual Identity and Branding
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  • Brochure design & layout
  • Direct mail design
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  • Book covers & typography
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Link Letters
  • Visual Identity and Branding
  • Print Marketing materials
  • Illustration & Re-touching
  • Corporate branding
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Coporate Image
  • Logo and brand development,
  • Print items such as brochures, annual reports, flyers, banners,
  • Online and electronic items such as web design, online newsletters,
  • Advertisements.


  • Branding
  • Coporate Identity
  • Brand Design
  • Coporate Design
  • Packaging Design
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Bubble Fish
  • General graphic design work
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  • Developing custom websites
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We were given a task to design an image if a castle in a previous lesson and use it for the background image in a magazine, which we also had to design. Here is my final result! Hope you like! :)

Attempt 1

Attempt 2

Here is a photograph i uploaded to show you my detail art that Luke gave us for a task! The corners of the image are blank because it is not yet finished!

We were given an assignment from Debbie where we had to choose an art movement, research it and use the information to design a 2 page spread of an article. Our report on the movement had to be included in the spread! As you can see here, this is my final result of the assignment!

Here is my first attempt of designing a 2 page spread on the art movement i chose! I used lorem ipsum for the text and sourced the images from deviantartcom. I thought this was much too basic for my assignment so i started again!

Today we were given a digital art magazine that we had to recreate in Illustrator using a vector image we had designed ourselves. (left , Original design/ right, My design)

Today we were asked to recreate this image in Illustrator or Photoshop for the study of Harmony. We had to choose a colour theme to stick to that was totally different to the image we were given.

This is my recreation of 'Harmony' a castle in the sky! Hope you like :)