Topic decided

After revising my potential themes for Critical and Cultural Studies essay and discussing with my tutor and peers, I came to decide a suitable topic which is more interesting for me as creative practitioner. My tutor gave me advice to select a particular question for the topic as it is a vast subject and staying […]

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My idea for theoretical investigation

New technology is moving swiftly. The development of mobile applications have changed our lives and given the world a new perspective of looking into things. Latest trend of the modern world is the creation of responsive web designs, as more and more sites have joined the drive of becoming “mobile ready”. After researching about the […]

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Reflection on selecting possible topic

I am naturally drawn to my first and second possible topic. My tutor gave me advice to select a particular question for the possible topic as it is a vast subject and staying focus on the right direction can be difficult. My tutor suggested me to formulate my second possible theme as following:  “How the […]

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Example – How have trends changed

Example of my work related to my possible theme: How have trends in graphic design changed over the past 20 years? The latest trend for creating websites is CMS (Content Management System) and building websites to SEO (Search engine optimisation). For number of clients I developed professional WordPress (CMS) websites, created layouts and pages with […]

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Example – The Role of Technology

Example of my work related to my possible theme: The Role of Technology in Graphic Design New technology is moving fast. Mobile apps have changed the world and our lives. Taking it as a challenge I decided to design and develop a native mobile app. It was my great passion to voluntarily design and develop […]

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Example – Social media Theme

Example of my work related to my possible theme: Social Media and its impact on graphic designers My client from USA asked to design a animated banner for his YouTube channel and Facebook page to appeal his audience and followers. Although I designed website and other printing and digital material, my client was still more […]

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Potential Themes for my Essay

Social Media and its impact on graphic designers I want to begin my research from when social media trend started, and how it has impacted graphic design. As communication ways are changing rapidly, we connect and share in multiple ways and formats. What role will social media play in 20 more years? Pros: This will […]

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Integrating Theory and Creative Practice

Is there a particular issue that is important to you or that causes you difficulties? Important to me: – Being multi-skilled – To design unique – Adapting to new technology – Working within fast turnarounds Difficulties: – Balance and time management – Managing unrealistic expectations Are there examples of work by other designers/illustrators/practitioners that can […]

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Introduction

Welcome to my reflective blog. My name is Kiran Khan, I am a graphic designer based in Cambridge, England. Currently I am studying BA (Hons) top up degree (final year) from the University of Hertfordshire – IDI. On this blog I will document my research, reflections and thoughts while working through my module: Critical and Cultural Studies […]

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