Minor Project: Homelessness in the UK

Homelessness is a recognised problem around the world, although many people underestimate how bad it is here in the UK.

One of the problems with helping is that often people donโ€™t like the idea giving money to charity because of reasons like not having much disposable income, or not knowing if the whole donation will be going to the cause that needs it. The point of my project was for people to pass on knowledge and experience to these homeless people, instead of giving charities or people directly money.

The name Umbrella came from the style of charity it would be, it would be self sufficient and wouldn’t need much in the way of money to run. It would be run by people adding in information to help the site grow. The main components of the logo are the fountain pen and the umbrella, but there is also a hint of a sun, and itโ€™s rays depicting hope. I chose yellow as a bright, fun colour to contrast with the blue.

Project about homelessness in the UK
Project about homelessness in the UK

The actual site and app would be colourful and easy to navigate. Click on the section you want to learn/teach and you have everything in that section for you.

There is a lot i’d like to do for this project, introduce more curves and include more information on the site and app. Although overall I’mย over the moon with my 72!

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2015

Up till now, 2015 has been crazy busy! I’ve done projects, written a dissertation and been to New York! With everything else in between. Going to try and catch up on what I’ve missed perhaps this week. Here’s a project I finished just before Christmas:

A competition by Penguin I had to create a book cover for Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden

The book is about a girl in WW2 who gets evacuated. I decided I wanted the cover to be quite creative yet not be patronising to children, as from my research I found that children are less likely to read books that look childish.

Carries War Book Cover Design - Laura Keable

I tried to keep it simple by using imagery from the book, yet still cryptive as the yellow and orange leaves represent fire.

There are a few things I’d like to change, or improve. I’d like to cut all the pieces out and try to create more shadow in between each to show more depth. I’m happy with what I got done in the time though, and I got 68 for it! Almost a first!