Charity – Good Design Evaluation

  • In what ways have you considered the sustainability of your project process and outcomes?

The majority of what will be sent out by the client will be screen based, keeping paper to a minimum. However, in future there are likely to be flyers and other marketing material that will be sent out to local residents. The creation of the logo was very sustainable, and the outcome will also have benefits to the local area.

  • In what ways have you considered the ethical implications of your project process and outcomes?

The project is giving my services for free to a local charity. They aim to do good for the local area, and feel that both during the process, and the outcomes I have come to are benefitting the area.

  • In sustainability and ethical terms in what ways was your work in this project an improvement or a backward step for you as a socially conscious designer?

I think this project has benefitted me the most in terms of developing my social consciousness as a designer. It has enabled me to work with the local community, and show empathy to their problem and providing an effective solution.

  • What targets can you make at this point for your work in the future as a socially conscious designer?

I want to be able to show my clients empathy and work with them closely in order to create the best outcome. In this project, I’ve found it hard to communicate with my client at times, and this may have hindered my process slightly. In future, I’d like to try and keep more regular contact, and extract more information from the client.

Dungeness Bomb Project – Good Design Evaluation

  • In what ways have you considered the sustainability of your project process and outcomes?

I thought this project was a great way to look at new landscapes and generate ideas. We were able to get out in the open and be creative, without being destructive to the environment. It was interesting to see the contrasting environments, and the weather played a big part in creating the mood. The postcards made in this project are one off pieces aiming to promote the area.

  • In what ways have you considered the ethical implications of your project process and outcomes?

The postcards might attract more visitors and therefore may destroy the local environment. They also may become litter if a lot sold, and would have a negative impact on the environment.

  • In sustainability and ethical terms in what ways was your work in this project an improvement or a backward step for you as a socially conscious designer?

I think this project has been great to make me a more socially conscious designer. Its enabled me to get outdoors and experience different environments. The images produced for the postcards are snapshots of my experience on that day.

  • What targets can you make at this point for your work in the future as a socially conscious designer?

I want to remember the open and free feeling when we were in Dungeness. The environment generated so many ideas, and we were able to relax and let our creativity shine. This could be used as a tool of inspiration for future projects.

Summer Brief – Good Design Evaluation

  • In what ways have you considered the sustainability of your project process and outcomes?

My design would only be printed a few times, and therefore there wouldn’t be a lot of paper wastage.

  • In what ways have you considered the ethical implications of your project process and outcomes?

The design is to promote a local cup final, creating spreads for a match program. This is an informative piece of design, that is a one off event.

  • In sustainability and ethical terms in what ways was your work in this project an improvement or a backward step for you as a socially conscious designer?

I haven’t really moved forward much as a socially conscious designer as a result of this project, as I didn’t look into the sustainability of my product.

  • What targets can you make at this point for your work in the future as a socially conscious designer?

I want to be able to find more ethical and sustainable ways of printing, that ensures consistency and quality, whilst also being able to be mass produced.

KSA – Good Design Evaluation

  • In what ways have you considered the sustainability of your project process and outcomes?

The logo is going to be used mainly onscreen, meaning there will be no paper to just throw away. The client will be able to use the logo on onscreen PDF documents, and also a website.

  • In what ways have you considered the ethical implications of your project process and outcomes?

The client is trying to give a resource to students and local businesses, and the logo is to demonstrate this benefit. I would say this has positive ethical implications.

  • In sustainability and ethical terms in what ways was your work in this project an improvement or a backward step for you as a socially conscious designer?

It was a step forward I would say. I was able to think about the positive benefits to the local area, whilst also keeping waste to an absolute minimum by not printing.

  • What targets can you make at this point for your work in the future as a socially conscious designer?

I think using onscreen formats benefits both the client and the target audience, with convenience being key. I’ve always been print focused, however, recently I’ve developed stronger online skills, so maybe I should consider this in future projects.

Conspiracy Theories – Good Design Evaluation

  • In what ways have you considered the sustainability of your project process and outcomes?

I used black and white throughout my design, making it a two colour process and less ink.

  • In what ways have you considered the ethical implications of your project process and outcomes?

I would say if this project was put into the public eye, it would generate fear in the local area. Using photoshop to alter images and presenting it to the public as genuine evidence wouldn’t be very ethical.

  • In sustainability and ethical terms in what ways was your work in this project an improvement or a backward step for you as a socially conscious designer?

I would say this project is perhaps a backwards step, as I didn’t really consider how my project could be made more sustainable other than the inks used. I also wouldn’t agree with the message I would be sending as a graphic designer, giving false evidence.

  • What targets can you make at this point for your work in the future as a socially conscious designer?

I would consider using other materials to print my design on. I did consider using recycled paper, however after speaking to tutors, I found out that the process is actually very environmentally unfriendly, wasting loads of water and energy.

FMP – Good Design Evaluation

  • In what ways have you considered the sustainability of your project process and outcomes?

I considered all options when thinking about the sustainability of my book. However, I came to the conclusion that paper isn’t as destructive as everyone thinks, as trees are replanted and specifically grown for paper. My book is only being printed a few times, with a small amount of pages, so the impact on the environment is small.

  • In what ways have you considered the ethical implications of your project process and outcomes?

I considered what the problem was, and aimed to educate students on healthy dieting and trying to get them to engage in healthy eating. I would say the ethical implications would be positive to my audience.

  • In sustainability and ethical terms in what ways was your work in this project an improvement or a backward step for you as a socially conscious designer?

I would say it has made me engage with my audience, making me aware of an issue within the food market, and producing an educational tool for them to use.

  • What targets can you make at this point for your work in the future as a socially conscious designer?

I would perhaps consider other sustainable methods of printing, maybe exploring vegetable inks, or using a cheaper, easily reproduced method of printing.