Graphic Design

Ellen McLean

This final year at university has been in part spent developing a personal project to repurpose old skateboards into wall art. It allows skateboard users to send in their old ruined skateboards with a short description of a fond memory they’ve had with it, and the board will then be carved down and given a new life as a piece of art, with a personalised artwork on the back based on the memory the skater wrote about. I have also currently submitted my work to the D&AD awards with ‘Moodmover’, my concept for a mental health x exercise app for children with a collectible interactive sticker book, to encourage kids to learn that keeping their body healthy can keep their mind healthy too, due to the benefits exercise has on happiness levels. I have also submitted to the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) with my publication ‘Cereal Killers’ in response to their ‘Food for Thought’ brief, which gives an insight into death row criminal’s final meals. 4th year has really pushed my work to the limit and has pushed me to become a stronger designer within the space of just one year.

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Graphic Design

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