Tuesday, 4 February 2014

GDES3004 Welcome and Last Year's Students / Their Project

Welcome to the new cohort(s) this year for the Gdes3004 Children's Book Design module.. This is (still) a growing area in publishing and employs a range of graphic designers in various roles within the industry and as freelancers. This year we're helped-out by Lynda Murray on thursday evenings. Lynda has also worked within the children's publishing industry and will also be helping us out on the annual module trip to the London Book Fair in early April this year.

Student comments:
“This module and project has both widened my knowledge and introduced me to key considerations in children’s picture book design and has enabled me to understand why they are so important… I have enjoyed this module immensely and feel that with that learnt I will be able to take forward in my illustrative practise and build on this in the future.” 
“The module has given me a completely new perspective on design in the method of designing for children. This audience is more versatile than any other user group I have ever designed for and getting into the mind set and really trying to think about what a child would find interesting was incredibly challenging to begin with. However appropriate research into child behaviour, learning styles, mentality, testing and even getting my hands dirty my self, aided this development.”
Samples of last year's student work:

Sample cover page.

Sample inner page spread.

Sample inner page spreads.

Sample cover/mockup

Sample inner page spread.

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