This year’s graphics for Burnside Business & Enterprise students started on the 12th November. The day began with an introduction to TICE and an explanation about what the day would entail. After the introduction it was time to learn a bit about the creative industry and what jobs are available, these ranged from packaging design to magazines and advertising. There are many careers available – we also learned that our TICE graphics Mentor Mark Pattinson has worked in most of these himself!!
Once the talks and background were finished, it was onto a task to wake up these creative minds ready for the day ahead. To get the creative juices flowing they were given a task involving triangles and everyday objects. The group came up with some really cool ideas from pizza slices to houses and even sharks. So now that the creative minds were fully switched on they moved onto the main task for the day.
The students were asked design some really cool Christmas Converse and a poster to advertise their shoes. Within either groups of 2 or 3 or by themselves the students got on with sketching some ideas and producing mood boards of ideas. The festive spirit was definitely flowing as designs featuring reindeer, Christmas trees and gingerbread men began to develop. Characters such as Olaf (Frozen is there’s anybody who doesn’t know!!) even featured in a couple of designs!! After a busy morning designing the students all took part in mini presentations where they presented their ideas to Mark and their teachers for feedback like it would happen in industry. Between their groups they had to come up with a final design either by choosing one of their designs to elaborate on or use elements from each other to create one joint design of all their work.
The final designs then had to be redrawn onto a poster where they had to consider what would help sell the Converse shoes. The final posters were amazing and really worked to advertise their festive themes. To end great day with such talented students we finished with a group photo of the budding graphic designers.
Well done Burnside!!