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Summer in Design…

During the last few weeks I’ve been considering work for a a new project for the start of summer. I feel it is important at this stage not to stop working hard and considering my next steps in the design world. I’ve considered my feedback for the year, and while my mark was strong, I would still like to make improvements and continue to develop my work. Towards the end of my second academic year, I found a strong affinity and passion for a number of eco design principles and materials. In particular Bamboo and PET felt were of interest. I’m now looking into expanding the use of these materials for manufacturing products which might not have been considered in these materials before. I will be posting rendered design concepts soon.

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Knitting Project: Women’s Jumper Completed.

This project took roughly three months, I modified an existing pattern and designed my own colour scheme and moss stitch detailing. I knitted this jumper with wool blend aran yarn, 75% of which is natural wool, which gives it good thickness and texture. I decided on the rich earthy colour combination based on current trends and with consideration of the tastes of the intended wearer.


My Profile, featured in the ‘In The Beginning’ CSAD magazine.

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http://cardiff-school-of-art-and-design.org/supplement/james-allum-20-product-design/

I’m very grateful for all at Cardiff School of Art and Design for choosing my essay and profile for this article.


Poster Competition Submission.

Jacobs poster copy


Poster Competition Submission.


Penguin Books Competition.

An entry for a Graphics design competition to Produce a bookcover for Penguin.

An entry for a Graphics design competition to Produce a bookcover for Penguin.


Graphic Design and Publishing Editing, ‘My Picture Book’ Art Book.

During the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on compiling and editing images of my fathers paintings, drawings and sculptures. The aim of this project was to produce a book compiling the lifetimes work of an artist (to date). Having complied over one-thousand photographs, my father and I edited down to seven-hundred and thirty-two images in fourteen chapters. As well as editing the images to printing quality, I was also in charge of layout and graphic design as well. This project was fun and rewarding. We were able to publish the book online at blurb.com and we were also successful in an application to publish digitally with Apple iBooks.

The book can be purchased here on blurb.com, where a sample is also availbale. Alternatively it can be downloaded here from iBooks, here.