A few weeks ago, I started as Junior Designer at the cheerful studio Strawberrysoup based near Chichester. Whilst I have been working across a range of clients and projects, self initiated work still plays on my mind away from the studio constantly. I’ve been making some steady progress with some of my unfinished work which I am planning to launch within a month or so. But other than that, I’ve started doing a few little things such as drawing more and collecting Google Earth imagery such as the example above. This image was cropped from the satellite view of a landing strip near Lee-on-Solent. I find the type and pattern really interesting and thats what I basically look for. It’s nothing particularly special but is always surprising what can be seen in satellite imagery rather than just taken for what it is: arial views.
Here and there, I’ve also managed to get some riding in. The weekends don’t offer much time but having sat in the studio all week working in front of a computer it’s worth a push to get out when I can. This is a great example of a dreary weekend in Southampton where the weather hasn’t won over our determination to get out and about.
For the good part of this year I have made and continued to curate a few pinterest boards. Although I update this the most, I do miss posting on a proper blog such as this wordpress site. I still haven’t quite got into the mood for posting on Twitter regularly. What I love about using Pinterest though is how I can keep all my interests in one place and not have to write something about each pin. The style mash board isn’t that organised but it works for my own reference and I prefer to use this over bookmarking websites/designers. Most of this boards content is an archive of the design and illustrators I have been fond of for a while.