Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Promotional pack for Grow Creative

I've been sending off Portfolios left right and centre looking for work, the pack i send consists of a handmade Portfolio, a showreel , CV and a business card, all wrapped up in a recyclable envelope.

As an example here's the portfolio i sent to
Grow Creative, as design studio in Watford.


The full pack

I'm based here now so I've changed my Business cards to reflect this.

This is my A6 portfolio, is only ever 16 pages or so with an image per page, but each portfolio is tailored to the studio or job I'm applying too, so i have a library of pages that fit the format in a modular way.

Grow was THE studio i wanted to work for in Watford, I felt that I'd fit into the small studio and have the opportunity to learn and give input on a level that a larger studio might not give me. As a result I prepared something a little special to get my foot in the door.

To go with my Normal 'Rizla' Business cards i made a little match-book version, but instead of matches each stick was a piece of card that had seeds glued onto the end which could be quite literally grown if planted in soil.

It seemed to pay off, I'm currently working a couple of days a week for grow on a freelance basis which is proving to be really fun. They're a great bunch of guys and i agree with their work ethics and i hope to continue working with them for some time - Thanks guys!

tj -x-

Monday, 15 June 2009

Self Promotions

hello. 'Rizla' business cards.

I needed a business card to promote myself for the RSA Exhibition and then my degree show. The question i set myself was how could i reach out to as many people as possible with the limited audience attending both exhibitions?
The Rizla paper business card ended up being the solution.

The idea is a self perpetuating contact card. My contact details are on the card itself, and inside are ten more papers with my contact details which the original reciprocates can then give on... hopefully.

With this in mind for every one card i give out, another ten people can potentially reach me.

Each packet was hand made, cut from card and printed out with my desktop printer. Altogether i think i've made about fourty, so potentially I could have reached 440 people.

Design CV

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

GD3 ISTD 78rpm/mp3 - Daftpunk rubix cube font & Sigur ros icelandic phonetics conceptual packaging

ISTD – 78rpm/mp3

The aim of this project is to typographically express lyrics from two songs, Daft Punk – ‘Technologic’ and Sigur rós – ‘Von’. Both of these tracks use lyrics in an unconventional way, Technologic using the lyrics to create the sound and the beat of the track by digitally altering the lyrics, cutting and pasting the words together to form new sounds, and Von is a song sang completely in ‘Vonlenska’, a non-literal language, without fixed syntax, grammar, word meaning, and even distinct words. Instead, Vonlenska consists of emotive syllables and phonemes.

These two pieces explore the melodic and rhythmic elements of singing and lyrics without the conceptual content of language. The Daft Punk piece doing this through fracturing type with a modular bespoke typeface and interactive ‘type cubes’, and the Sigur rós piece exploring typographical forms of Icelandic Phonetics.

GD3 Title sequence motion project

One of three title sequences for a hypothetical Tv series on BBC four about contemporary classical composers.

This sequence explores Enos fascination with generative music by randomly generating an image from the amplitude of the waveforms within the music being played.

The track is a sample of "An Ending (Ascent)" from "Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks. - not copyright to me.

Made using aftereffects

GD3 - Brian Eno Title sequence from Tom Jensen on Vimeo.

"I have nothing to say and i'm saying it" is a quote on poetry by John Cage.

This sequence is a happy mistake. The original sequence was a typographical piece inspired by Fluxus Video, which when exported became corrupted. In keeping with John Cages fascination with random chance, i decided to work with the corrupted version and polish it with the original.

The track is a sample of "4.33" recorded fro the BBC proms with a freeware clock tick over the top. - the soundtrack is not copyright to me.

Made using aftereffects and premier

GD3 John cage Title sequence from Tom Jensen on Vimeo.

This sequence is inspired by Tan Duns experimental work using paper as an orchestra in his paper concertos. I used a lotus flower to link the notion of chance and cause and effect from the other two sequences to this one.

" The lotus flower has a unique characteristic in that it blooms and sheds its seeds at the same time. In the context of Buddhism, the theory of karma says that, just like the lotus flower, our life is made up of cause and effect. Every cause -- be it action, word or thought -- will imprint an effect that can be seen in this lifetime or in future lives. "

The track is a sample of "For The World " from the hero soundtrack. and not copyrighted to myself.

Made using origami, quicktime pro and final cut pro

GD3 Tan Dun title sequence from Tom Jensen on Vimeo.

The full work in progress blog can be found here.

GD3 Edward lear scroobiuos pip illustrations

under construction

GD3 NTU promotions

A tutor once said that NTU had a sort of "mafia" which made it highly likely for us to get a job as people who had left NTU would usually hire from the same stock.

With this in mind this promotional video is part of an identity for our degree show based around the concept of the "NTU mafia", creating a parody of the infamous reservoir dogs torture scene.

This was a fun tongue in cheek project. Camera work by Bethany Allen.

GD3 NTU "mafia" promotion from Tom Jensen on Vimeo.