Webdesigner, interaction designer and graphic designer wannabe
Food and Malt is a fictious restaurant, located in the Meat Bazar. They offer drinks from local breweries and good, home-made food.
Food and Malt would like to position themselves in the restaurant-micro brewery marked as traditional but with a modern twist.
Every design project should have an analysis phase in order to get to know the client and their goals. This project is no exception. I conducted a competitor analysis and some interviews with young people in their target group.
I also did a word analysis, to find relevant concepts for Food & Malt.
A moodboard is a place to gather visual elements that inspires. Are there certain colours that is repeated in the business. What is the general mood in the surroundings. I also used the moodboard to find colours.
Sketching on paper is a quick, easy and cheap way of generating ideas. When sketching is done, some of the ideas are refined using digital tools.
A visual profile is a system that dictates the visual appearence of a business on every touch-point they have with their surroundings. In order to manage the visual profile, it is necessary to create a visual profile manual, where the logo, typography, colours and sometimes the look’n-feel of graphical elements are described.
In this project, the task was to create a package of printable items for Hoser og Bånd, a small business that has specialised in crafting parts
for the Norwegian national costume, bunad. The package consists of
The ideal customer of Hoser og Bånd is everyone with an interest in our national costume and owns or is planning to purchase parts for a bunad – either for themselves or for others. To find out more of their values, I conducted a survey. The respondents were found in two different Facebook groups – both for bunad interested people, and
among my 570 friends on the platform. The participation in the survey was voluntarily and no reward was offered. The survey was published for a couple of days, and I got 222 answers before I closed it.
Based on the answers I got in the survey, my ideal customer is described in the following persona: Meet Beate Bunad-Lover
The Internet is a great source for inspiration: in this project, I used several online resources:
I also looked at physical products, as my hosebånd and old bunad-magazines.
The result of this project is a logo, a visual profile and a long list of print items (and a rebranded website).
In this project, the goal was to familiarize myself with Indesign, and create a booklet for the Information Office for Eggs and Meat (Opplysningskontoret for egg og kjøtt). The Information Office is an Norwegian marketing organisation that aims to provide vendor funded information and help on behalf of the Norwegian meat industry, for products made by eggs and meat. The office runs the website, matprat.no, where they provide information about their member’s products and recipes in various origins and food type.
The result of this project is a 20 page, 5 spread brochure. The first version was 18 pages, but that does not add up when the brochure is printed.
I have published the brochure in Creative Cloud for you to see.
Before sketching anything I wanted to see what others have done and find inspiration in that. I looked at a few cook books that I had in hand, and found some inspiration in my cook book on Keto. I also looked in brochures from Kiwi and Rema (local grocery stores).
The target group is young adults and student. In order to know more about them, I did an informal interview with a young woman. Based on that chat, I developed a persona. My persona is 24 years old, single, lives in Oslo and is studying marketing at NMBU. She sees herself as modern and hip, and she uses eggs in her cooking regularly. Although her economy is not the best, she says that she always have enough money for a package of eggs.
In order to master the art of photograpy, one must master the camera with settings, lenses and all equipment needed to create the photographs you want – and so I have done.
A high shutter speed is required if you want to capture water drops. Small waterdrops require a faster shutter than large water drops. This photo is taken with a Nikon D7500 DX camera and a remote control (in an app), with 10 seconds time delay. I pressed the shut – ter, hurried to put the mobile away and picked up the garden hose and waited for the camera to do it’s things. In the app I used, it is possible to set shutter, ISO and apperture. The white balance is not available, so this is done with auto white balance. It was a beautiful sunny day, so the correct white balance would be around 5500 Kelvin
A high/low key photograph is a photo where the main characteristics in low contrast, and some elements that stands out. This image is taken in Elverum where I live, a winter day in February. There is snow in the air, and the moist from the river is freezing in the air and making the scenery even whiter. The contrast element here are the small pine forest in the front. They are different than the whiteness of the photo.
This image is taken with a Nikon D7500 DX camera, with a remote control on my mobile phone. The concept of contrast can be almost anything that makes sence. In this photo, I have tried to capture the contrast between light and darkness. The setup was an almost complete dark room and a small, intense light comming from my right. The light was angled in such a way that only half my face was lit up. I used a
I have explored different techniques, which has resulted in these 10 images. I have taken loads of images during this project, and some of them are on display in my student blog. See for yourself.
The notion of good design can often be analysed to some fundamental theories about human perception – such as the Gestalt principles. The foundation in the Gestalt principles is that the human brain is hard-wired to see logic, patterns and structure in order to easier make sense of our surroundings.
There are many Gestalt principles, but in this project the focus is on these eight: