I realised yesterday it’s been just over a month since my last entry, but that’s not for a lack of news or events. In fact, its quite the opposite. I just hadn’t been able to block out any time and record whats been going on.
Firstly, I have begun the LIF (or Lighting Industry Federation) Lighting Certificate Course. As an industry recognised qualification, it runs through everything from a basic understanding of the fundamentals of light, to a host of lighting related mathematics and calculations (which makes up for a LOT of the course). It prepares someone looking for a career in lighting, and helps strengthen the knowledge of someone already within the profession.
As one of those in the latter category, although I’ve been in lighting for several years this is the first time the opportunity has presented itself, thanks to my current company. I’m already picking up highly useful methods and bits of information I can utilise in my daily roles. I also feel like the cognitive part of my brain is shaking the dust off and being challenged again. In an odd way I kinda like it!
The short course culminates into 3 test papers, and a coursework project, with the final work handed in by December. I’ve completed the first paper, and will be working on the second this weekend. The coursework however will be the real test.
In other news, some of you may have noticed the flyers and business card designs for Love Laser Lipo have been completed. These have been both added to the Brand Identity section of our Graphic Portfolio, and published over at our Behance gallery. I’m pretty pleased with the outcome, with a nice clean, professional and unified design across the three-stage project. It took some time to find the right stock image for the flyer background, but once they decided on a winner all the pieces fell together. Client feedback has been highly positive.
Finally, I recently went to a drawing and sketching Meetup event in London, which this time took place in Camden & Primrose Hill. The informal nature of the group and good mix of people of all ages & ability set for a really welcoming atmosphere. Its the sort of thing that encourages me to go to a few more.
Having shunned the pen and paper for so long, I’m very, VERY rusty. Going to these Meetups gives me a reason to practice on a fairly regular basis, and get inspiration from others in the process. You can see the results of the first event here. I think I’m favouring pen over pencil. The sketch from Primrose Hill is definitely the better of the three.