This enterprising opportunity was to create a product to sell during the LCC “Pop-Up Gift shop” at “The Studio” in Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre. The YMCA charity received donations from the profits made from the sales.
My first idea was to design a body positive zine in order to then sell and raise awareness. However, I encountered an issue, even though the body image zine was an ambitious idea the print cost much more than expected, therefore I would not make any profit. I decided to expand this project later on in the year, as a self-initiated project, as I felt my idea had a meaningful message that should be spread.
Nevertheless, I decided to design something more in theme of the upcoming Christmas Season. These included a set of reindeer inspired mugs. Each mug comprised the name of one of Santa’s Reindeers, I created a different design for each name in order to best describe a variety of different people, making it the perfect Christmas gift. These again I was able to experiment with the use of illustration, allowing me to expand my graphic design skills.
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