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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Rhoda Whitaker

'You can’t do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.'

Hand drawn/made design is what really inspires me as a designer. I am a perfectionist, however I have a real passion for experimenting and getting my hands dirty, coming from a fine art background. Design starts when your pen touches the paper. My sketchbook is the most reliable tool I own, generating ideas and concepts to help produce exciting and unique designs. I have recently been involved in an intership with OWT creative, publishing a collaborative fanzine called 'Bound'. 

Rhoda Whitaker - BOUND - an alternative city guide to Manchester, in the form of a fanzine, focusing on the vibrant locations and independent businesses that are often overlooked.

BOUND - an alternative city guide to Manchester, in the form of a fanzine, focusing on the vibrant locations and independent businesses that are often overlooked.

Rhoda Whitaker - 'Self Promotion' -  self promotional book giving an insight on the type of designer I am, personal style, work and inspiration.

'Self Promotion' - self promotional book giving an insight on the type of designer I am, personal style, work and inspiration.

Rhoda Whitaker - 'Theme' - interpretation of the word 'BANG!' capturing facial expressions when an unexpected 'bang' occurred and using the images to create a series of flip-books.

'Theme' - interpretation of the word 'BANG!' capturing facial expressions when an unexpected 'bang' occurred and using the images to create a series of flip-books.

Rhoda Whitaker - 'It Happened On This Day' - using a personal story featured in local newspapers, I created a new style of reading in the form of a fanzine using experimentation with typography to help produce layouts and spreads.

'It Happened On This Day' - using a personal story featured in local newspapers, I created a new style of reading in the form of a fanzine using experimentation with typography to help produce layouts and spreads.

Rhoda Whitaker - 'Poster Design' - an experimental response to designing posters, flyers and a look-book to help promote the The Manchester Dance Company’s annual Avant Garde street production.

'Poster Design' - an experimental response to designing posters, flyers and a look-book to help promote the The Manchester Dance Company’s annual Avant Garde street production.

Tags: Experimental, Hand Drawn, Illustrative, Publication

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