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Working in Digital Media – Week 7

Hey guys,

This weeks guest speaker was Fiona Kelly . Fiona is a Digital Media Artist who graduated with an honours degree in Interactive media in DIT.  Fiona works as a Designer. She has her own website to showcase her work which can be found at http://www.glimmer.ie

Fiona began our lecture with a quote which i thought was really clever .

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it.”

Basically it means take bits and pieces from other peoples work and make it your own and its ok to get inspired from others work aslong as you use it in your own way.

Fiona has worked on alot of different logo’s and websites

Here are some Examples of her work :

Click the images to visit the websites

Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

Dublin Gay Theatre

Fat Kitty Films

Fat Kitty Films

Scooter Island

Scooter Island .com

Puca

Puca

I really like alot of the work that Fiona has done , it has inspired me. During the lecture Fiona gave us a couple of tips, She told us about

Smashing magazine is mainly about tutorials, it has hundreds of photoshop and flash tutorials

She also told us about

iStockphoto is a website where you can buy privilages to Stock photography

I really enjoyed Fiona Kellys Lecture this week, Im really interested in Design, Especially design based in photoshop. Fiona told us to look everywhere for inspiration even in one of the most random places.

“Talent is the Desire to practice”

Until next week,

Bye

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