Monday, 13 June 2011


So we ended up selling 12 out of the 20 t shirts we had. We bought each t shirt for £5 and sold them on for £10 a piece. This gave us a total profit of £20, which although is not the biggest amount in the world is good for a few days rush. The problem was getting Jill to approve our final design, this took longer than originally planned, so we never had much time to sell.

We have picked up more orders since then, which is good and means we do have the right product and have thought about this well. Even though we could not get our original idea off the ground (the portfolio website) we did learn the basics of business and what is needed to efficiently create a product and sell it. For such a big group we had a good plan of action, and strategy for us to work out what research was needed and how to implement our findings in our own product.

I personally see it takes a lot to get something out of nothing, theres so much to consider but when working in a group or with a partner, where two heads are better than one, things happen easier. It has been good to know I could rely on my group members to efficiently carry out the relevant and reliable research.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

T shirt poster

Here is the quick poster I had to make for us to start selling. There was not much time for me to conceptualise the design, so this was more of a get it done asap job. I think the poster gets the point across, I thought it should be clear and easily able to sell our product. The group saw it and were happy so everything was ok.


Friday, 3 June 2011

Website and t shirts

So with time running out and a lot still to be done for the website, the group has come to the conclusion we will not be able to get the site fully finished, up and running before the deadline. We have decided it is a product for the future, which we first need to raise funds for. I personally think this is a wise choice. So after a few group meetings and a lot of back and forth on our facebook group, we have concluded the best way to raise money is through selling t-shirts. We have got some designs in progress, now its just a case of meeting with Jill Hogan and getting her approval.

*Update* Jill has said that the t-shirt needs a few tweaks in term of design, as we altered the Ravensbourne brand too much.

*Update Two* Second meeting with Jill who has now given the greenlight. We are going to start selling straight away. The plan is to get 20shirts for £5 each and sell them on for a profit.

More Poster Designs

Here are some more poster designs. I started using orange in my designs as it is a bold and intense colour, and contrasts well with black/white. My favourite of the lot is the bottom poster, as its very bold and the contrast is strong, working well.


Poster Designs

For my poster designs I went with quite a simple approach. I wanted them to be bold and contrast well, so I used a minimum combination of colours and made sure they contrasted well in order to catch the eye of the passer bye. I was inspired by the bold, clean style of Ravensbourne, its all so clean cut and new, I thought this should somehow be incorporated into the posters.

I also thought they should not be very cluttered, just straight to the point. So I ended up using just the name for a number of them. I think they turned out well.

Name change

A lot has happened recently, we have had to change our name because apparently 'The Third Network' already exists. How this escaped our research team I am not sure but none the less, after much back and forth between the group members, we have all come to the conclusion that the best name out of the batch we have is 'The Third Nexus'. I think this name is ok, sounds like its defo something from the future, which works well. The next step is to get some poster designs made and see what the group thinks.

More logo concept designs

Here are some more designs I did where I experimented a little more with the 3D and futuristic look. I personally like the cuboid typefaces as they kind of promote that idea of working in 3dimensions and looking at things from all possible angles.