Thursday, 15 May 2014

Module Evaluation

Evaluation of PPP.

1.  What skills have you developed through this module and how effectively do you think you have applied them?

One of the skills I have developed during PPP is networking. I have found that before this year I would find it very intimidating to contact any studios, I think I have gained a lot more confidence to do this now. I did business Studies at A level but I think after ‘Life’s a Pitch’ I have a better understanding of how to set up a design studio, including all of the legal requirements so that it is viable. This is something I have never thought about before, although I think that it would be possible now.

2. What approaches to/methods of design production have you developed and how have they informed your design development process?

I haven’t used a range of printing methods for my pack due to my poor time management skills; also it may not have been appropriate for my pack. Although I do think that having a behance will be useful for me as a designer, to get my work out into the design world, this may bring opportunities to me. This is something that I am currently in the process of making. Through this module I have grown more confidence in my designs, and I there a few different pieces that I am incredibly proud of, so I think that I am ready to have a behance account and show people my work.

3. What strengths can you identify in your work and how have/will you capitalise on these?

I have found that I really enjoyed the business side to ‘Lifes’s a Pitch’ and I think that it is a possibility to start my own business in the future. I relised during PPP that if you don’t think that something is your best work, you don’t have to use it in your portfolio, in the future I will not use anything I don’t like, or don’t think is appropriate for the brief. During PPP I have learnt that I should be networking and its all about the people that you know, I think that knowing this is a new strength of mine, and it is something I will take action upon in the summer.

4. What weaknesses can you identify in your work and how will you address these in the future?

One of the weaknesses I have in my work is time management, because at the end of this year we have had many different module hand ins, I have been prioritising different modules. Although I think that it was the best method for me at the time, I started to run out of time for making my promotional pack, which meant it was rushed, and I don’t think that it is my best work. Another weakness for me is web design, it is something I don’t have a lot of confidence in and something I need to practice more, although I know that it isn’t a creative field I want to go into. Another weakness is blogging as I go, at the start of level 5 I was blogging as I went, but as the work piled on I became lazy with my blogging, this is something that I will address in level 6.

5. Identify five things that you will do differently next time and what do you expect to gain from doing these?

Next time I will blog as I go, throughout the year, this will make the hand in less stressful.

I will spend longer developing ideas, as for my promotional pack, due to lack of time, I went with my first idea and rushed it, this is something I would change for the future, don’t settle for anything less than the best.

I will plan my time more efficiently, so that I have more time to spend on the designs rather than having very little time to develop my work.

I will plan my print slots ahead of schedule, as the print room was booked up months in advance I had to go to drop ins, which were stressful and time consuming. Next year I will make sure that I book print slots around my deadlines so that I always have them there.

Next year and through the summer I am going to aim to contact different studios for visits and placements. This will mean that I can increase my networking skills and find out what it is really like in the industry.

6.How would you grade yourself on the following areas:
(please indicate using an ‘x’) 

5= excellent, 4 = very good, 3 = good, 2 = average, 1 = poor







Quantity of work produced


Quality of work produced


Contribution to the group


The evaluation of your work is an important part of the assessment criteria and represents a percentage of the overall grade. It is essential that you give yourself enough time to complete your written evaluation fully and with appropriate depth and level of self-reflection. If you have any questions relating to the self evaluation process speak to a member of staff as soon as possible.

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