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Just A Card Week – Day 4 (What’s New?)

At my work, (Rapid IT) they have kindly let me set up a card stand in our showroom today! So hopefully this will get me some extra sales. I have written all about why my cards are ‘naked’ on the stand too to help promote the reduction of plastic packaging. This actually fits in well with my works values too as we recycle redundant IT hardware and refurbish to help promote an eco-friendly world! If you’re in Padiham/Burnley why not come check out my cards in person?

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LCWS Website Design

LCWS Website Design

Over the past week and a bit I have been mostly working on the re-design of the LCWS wesbite. This is what it currently looks like –

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I was shown lots of other websites as inspiration and knew that they wanted it to be more colourful, visual and interactive but still professional looking. This was the first concept I started with, using an illustration to demonstrate the main service of LCWS on the front page and then scrolling down to other info.

 

After sitting and tweaking the top bar and illustration I got to this point, making the illustration look sunnier and brighter and simplifying the top bar. I also wanted to make the illustration into an animation so spent a lot of time watching tutorials for Adobe animate. I really enjoyed learning all about classic and motion tweens and used a youtuber called “AlanBeckerTutorials” –

So far it is quite simple but the more I learn the better it is becoming, a video is shown of this below. –

FINAL home page website

Creating the other pages

Most of these pages are just layouts with placeholder text and will be further developed this week.

Why choose us – this is just a simple layout pointing out the reasons why LCWS is better than other recycling companies.

BEFORE

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MY DESIGN

FINAL why choose us page website

About Us – I thought that on this page having an intro to each employee would make the website seem a bit more personal and friendly as you can put faces to the business.

BEFORE

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MY DESIGN

FINAL about us page website

Services – Similar to why us but showing in more detail each of the services LCWS has to offer.

BEFORE

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MY DESIGN

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News – I am thinking with this one it could be a bit like a news feed so new tweets, blog posts or facebook posts could appear on here.

NO BEFORE

MY DESIGN

FINAL news page website

Book A Collection – simple form to fill in for booking a collection, I have kept this clean and easy to read.

BEFORE

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MY DESIGN

FINAL book collection page website

Accreditations – To make these a bit more visual than before I have created little illustrations for each document.

BEFORE

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MY DESIGN

FINAL accr page website

Rapid IT Logo

Throughout the past few weeks I have been doing more logo iterations, these are them all so far, I am struggling to separate rapid it ‘education’, ‘trade’ and ‘shop’ into 3 slightly different logos, any suggestions or comments on what anyone thinks are welcome!

 

 

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A New Chapter

Getting a job and working on my own business

Firstly I need to apologise for how quiet I have been since graduating. After I had been offered my design placement in London I started working at home packing boxes in a warehouse whilst waiting to sort out moving down there. Unfortunately about 6 weeks after I had been offered the opportunity I had a Skype meeting with someone working there to be then told that they couldn’t afford to hire me as part of their budget anymore. Obviously feeling quite annoyed I then knew I had to get on with sorting my portfolio out and applying for jobs! I decided to integrate my portfolio into my blog which you can see here – Toni Pilling Portfolio, showing all my university design work in a simple easy platform. Surprisingly I got a role extremely quickly, after 2 weeks and a couple of interviews I had been offered a Marketing and Graphic Design role in for a company that runs 2 small businesses, Rapid IT and LCWS. They work with refurbishing old computers, recycling and destroying data. The position is 3 days a week for 3 months with the possibility of going up to full-time after that with a pay rise. I am really excited to start as I will be working alongside the managing director a lot, I will be the main designer there so will have more free reign on what to do and think I could learn a lot about how small businesses are run which will help my ultimate goal of working for myself. My start date is the 25th! I will hopefully start posting again more frequently soon once I have started.

Talking about working for myself I have finally had a lot of time to work properly on “TeePee Creations.” I have been using my previous designs and started on new designs to set up an Etsy shop to start selling my stuff manufactured by me rather than just through Red Bubble where I only get 20% of the final sale. More designs should be being added a lot more frequently now I have more spare time to work on this side of things which I will also post about everytime a new range is complete.

To check out my new shop follow the link here – TeePee Creations Gifts

Examples of work here –