1) Visual Communication:

In what ways does the visual communication/message of the piece meet the needs of the brief?

I have looked at inspiring landscape photography as well as other existing and published double page spreads + Creative review magazine gave me ideas too..

I researched into the environment and amazing landscape photography, as well as researching into a large number of varying layouts that provided a good source of inspiration for my piece.

In what ways does the visual communication/message of the piece fail to meet the needs of the brief?

I feel that I have met most specifications of the brief adding my photography which was the main point for the “photography now” magazine.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the visual communication? Why?

I feel the strengths of the visual communication within my piece could be a clear images/edited and my weakness might be of using a to light photographs.

In what practical ways could the piece be developed or improved?

Maybe if I used other images instead of the ones I used on my final to make it natural and not edited I guess.

2) Reflection of own working practices:

How was my time keeping?

To stick strictly to a time schedule and organise myself.

How was my research?

I felt my research was effective as I explored a wide variation, published double page spreads and I took an inspiration from them into my designs.  I also enjoyed to research about photography and looked at existing landscape photography.

How did I draw conclusions from my research?

I looked at photography magazines and other types of magazine and took the time to analize and draw thumbnails ideas.

How did I use research to generate and develop ideas?

Research for double page spreads found in published copies of photography magazines, nature photography and a amazing Segey Lekomtsev professional photographer who inspired me on the landscapes photographs and sketches layouts.

How did I use evaluations to help with my ideas generation and development?

How did I use experimentation during the project? How can I make this more effective?

I experimented with my design using InDesign by exploring colour background layout, typography and images used.

What parts of the project did I enjoy most? Why was this the case?

I enjoyed researching into other photographer’s work, as the images I found were amazing and inspired me to make my own ones for my final and editing photos.

What parts of the project did I enjoy least? Why was this the case?

To analyze all my research, how I would do my own work and having the stress to get so much ideas and then not to know from where to start.

At what times did I work best? Why might this be the case? How can I ensure that I work well at all times?

Designing my final piece where I enjoy the most to do on the computer but making sure with my research and inspiration ideas.

What areas inspired me? Why was this the case? How could I follow these up?

Researching into other designers + photographers work and make sure to follow the right direction by showing every detail of any piece that I do.

What areas were challenging or difficult? Why was this the case?

I enjoy editing photos most of the time but sometimes it does takes me a bit difficult to know more ideas to add on a photo editing.

How can I go about developing and improving the parts I found difficult?

I will have to become more proactive in editing professionally photos, I could improve by practicing more.

Do I need to develop certain skills? Do I need these now? Or later?

I think developed more editing photography for now and on my spare time because I enjoy photography.

Ideology – Positive and Negative – EDITORIAL DESIGN

Good – Bad
Great – Nasty
Human – Animal
Correct – Incorrect
Detailed – plain
Strong – weak
Shocked – depressing


Colour – Plain
Dark – Light
Bold – Thin
Tuff – weak
Men – women
Big group – small group
Crazy – quite

terencelewiscontemporarydanceco_salsaSexy – Horrible
Pretty – Ugly
Men – women
Music – dance
Fun – boring
Healthy – unhealthy
Motivation – depressing


Today I have learn about Ideology which means a system of ideas that explains and lends legitimacy to actions and beliefs of a social, religious, political, or corporate entity.

You get the ideology from:







Why Ideology it’s important in Graphic Design?

Because there is many point of views and believes from other people and Graphic Design needs to show the right design demonstrating different concepts by letting the audience to understand clearly since our target is to give a good impression with our unique design.

Editorial Design brief

Project:  Editorial Design

Module: Graphic Design Computer Applications 1B



In this project you are to consider editorial design, looking especially at the combinations of image and typography. You are to spend time looking at grids and how they are used to underpin the layout of pages for magazines and books.

You are to take a series of your photographs that fit the topic Environment.

How you choose to interpret this word is up to you. It may be that you make a series of images specifically about a particular environment or space, such as a room or home; or it may be about The Environment, including weather or issues of ecology.

You should present in your sketch book at least 20 photographs.


The Brief

1) You are to design layouts for two double page spreads for a fictional magazine called, Photography Now. The layouts should showcase your own photography on the Environment topic. How many images you use in your spreads is up to you. The format of these pages is  200mm x 200mm per single page. You may design in any creative style that you wish, based on your research findings (which you must evidence). You must use only Quark or InDesign only for layout.


2) You will need to have created a body of research and planning for your photos. You must show links between this and your editorial layout. You will need to have a body of photography work completed fairly quickly. You may use stock photos while planning your dummy layouts; but your final must contain your own imagery.


3) You will need to have created a body of research in which you explore exemplars of editorial design. You should try to make analysis, using overlays, of the underlying grid structure of some of these. You should also comment on styles used. You must evidence links between this and your layout.


4) You must also write and layout within your spreads, a piece of text of between 200 and 400 words. This will be a personal justification of how you approached your photography. You should consider and use appropriate application of typography to set this text.



Specific Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Module Guide on Moodle for specific learning outcomes against which you will be assessed. Please make sure that you allow yourself opportunities to present evidence of having achieved these in your sketchbooks and final pieces.



Research is a key component of this module. The research you should present must include preparatory studies for your photographs; research on layout styles and techniques, including grids; specific research into the magazine you are designing for.