10 years ago it all began…

As I mentioned in my last post, this summer marks ten years since I graduated from the University of Lincoln.

Typographic Links

Typographic Links

Perhaps the piece of work I am still most proud of and certainly the one that has attracted the most attention is Typographic Links.

And ten years ago to the day, I was busy working away, creating it. 

The board was how it all started…

Typographic Links research

Typographic Links research

Teaching at Lincoln

I was delighted to be invited back to the University of Lincoln this week to do some more teaching. 

I was asked to review responses to this year’s ISTD briefs by the 2nd year students. There was some excellent presentations and I really enjoyed giving feedback – hopefully some of it was useful!

This summer it will be 10 years since I graduated from the course… Something I can’t quite believe.

App day 2

Last week, Ric Gravina and myself returned to the University of Lincoln to hold another ‘App day’ with 2nd year students on the BA Graphic Design course.

Like last time, we asked them to come up with a new app concept in just one day. After a briefing and inspiration session, in small groups, the students had to concept, wireframe, design and create a simple prototype before pitching their idea at the end of the day.

Again we were really impressed with the students and their ideas. The winning team came up with an app called ‘Dispute’ in which a group of users can settle an argument or decide whose turn it is to buy a round of drinks for example, by playing series of quick fire games against each other.

Other concepts included various apps to manage food and drink in your fridge, including keeping on top of expiry dates, automatically reordering groceries and recipes to make use of left over ingredients. There was also an app to manage student house budgets, a food allergy checker, an app to discover new bar and nightclubs and a couple of games.

We hope to catch up with the students early next year to see if any of them will look to develop their ideas further.