Blogging

Added on by James Cronin.

What is Blogging?

Blogging is largely becoming a necessity for designers in the current design industry. Originally a web log’s purpose was to act as an online public diary, written with the intention that others may read and interact with it. Now however, blogs are used by designers as a means of self promotion.

Below are some useful links on the subject of commercial blogging, not all points are relevant to this blog yet as it was created for personal use and part of the university course.

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Goals

Added on by James Cronin.

Before I start this blog I think it would be wise to set up a few goals I’d like to achieve by using this web log process. The purpose of this excercise is to get a clearer view of where I want to be as a designer.

  • Consistency – blog at least every couple of days
  • Concise – brief but comprehensive
  • Learn – gain knowledge of design industry and graphic practice
  • Structure – keep a solid layout throughout
  • Reflective – develop skills in personal analysis

All these themes are reflected in the ‘Module Handbook’ for Professional Development which can be found here.

Introduction

Added on by James Cronin.

I’m going to be keeping a blog on current events in the field of Graphic Communication.

Each week I’ll be writing entries about interesting things I’ve seen, heard or read in the design world and how they will affect my future career as a designer.

The blog will focus on design and in particular the design industry, but I will also take this opportunity to talk about my own work and development.