Hothouse Talks: Russell Weekes

I first heard about Russell Weekes in my first year of Graphic Design, and instantly took a liking to his work. Humour and wit always get me and paired with design, is something that I really love.

Here are a few of my favourite works by him:

During his talk he spoke about how he plays around with different methods and that he didn’t use labels (he studied illustration, but wouldn’t call himself an illustrator).

A few pieces of good advice he gave that I took away, was that it’s good to find a place that suits you. It’s also good to collaborate, something which I think I need to do more often, as I’m use to working by myself. With collaboration, I can pick up and learn from other people and bounce off their ideas too.

3D Poster

COLLECTIONS GROUP PROJECT: 3D POSTER

For this one-week project, in groups, we needed to create a 3D poster, for a film, made out of collected materials and at the end of the week we would then present our poster to the class.
The only thing we were given was our base, for us to stick and build off our poster. Although the poster had to be for a film, it could not be based on a film poster, but instead had to be completely original.

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100 Briefs

This task was pretty hard for me but quite fun. I found it difficult, because I usually find myself to be a perfectionist and so I like to take my time on things, rather than do quick drawings. The quick thinking part was not too bad however, but admittedly some of the briefs stumped me a bit and I had to make sure I didn’t take too much time overthinking, so that I wouldn’t go into the time slot of the next brief.

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