Masters Completed!

It's been a long time in the making but I've done it! I've completed my Masters of Design and my major project is a beautiful picture book written and drawn for children with birthmarks.


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I've been studying in some capacity since 2016 so I'm now in the strange situation of having no more homework...


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So how'd it go?

Pretty well I think. I'm still waiting on my final marks but I'm proud of what I managed to create given the short time frame and this being my first children's book that I've written myself.


As part of the assessment, I presented the below exhibition which included a full-length process video that showed my entire process - this will eventually be edited into a more guided process video for my youtube channel. The banners detailed the stages of the project and on the table were my prototype, test prototype, and dummy books I made throughout the process.

I also mocked up what the kit might look like as a product that comes with stickers, paints, and stencils.



As for the book, my prototype came out fantastically using a photo book printing service. The colours were bold, the paper quality good, and the print quality pretty good for a prototype. The cover has a nice gloss to it too that I liked. The one drawback was that the photo book service was unable to print the colour all the way around the edges of the cover. You can have a look at some images from the book below.



From here I plan to go back and edit the book, fix up a few little things and get it independently published, either as a print on demand or with the aid of a Kickstarter. It needs a little bit of a rewrite but I'm excited to get this out there to the birthmark community.


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