Project Action Plan

I did the action plan in a warm colour scheme, as I like colour schemes that appear tribal. I did a system,  that highlights the individual phases of the project, from Concept Development and Research, to Idea Generation, Idea Development and Finalising, to final Making the Final Outcome, changing the colour at each phase. Also, the colours I choose are based on urgency, from being a calm yellow at the start of the project, when the deadline seems far away, to a red for danger, when deadline is only a few weeks away. The pale yellow sections stand for holidays.

Project Action Plan


Date Week


Activity / What you are intending to do – including independent study

Resources / What you will need to do it – including access to workshops


20th February

– Discussing the Final Major Project, including what is involved, the time frame, as well as tuition about potential ideas.

– Power Points, Presentations and talks.


27th February

– Starting Points, Developing concept and generating ideas through mind maps and mood boards.

– Time for group discussions, to share ideas and get feedback.

– Use of internet, including, Google image search for inspiration.


6th March

– Research and developing of the proposal, bibliography of proposed research and time plan.

– Involve online research, looking into the connection between maths, nature and pattern.


13th March

– Hand in Pitch Proposal on 15th March. – Hand in of Proposal, and Action Plan and Bibliography of Research, on Friday 17th March – 4.45pm.

– Continue research on maths, nature and pattern, establishing connections between them.

– Also look at connection of Fibonacci to music, working out different chords and timings. Create more mood boards for inspiration

– Online research into pattern, maths and nature. Looking at websites like Pinterest as well as google image search.

– Go to Innovation Challenge workshop on 15th March, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm


20th March

– Start researching pattern artists, like Gustav Klimt, William Morris, Owen Jones, Yayoi Kusama. As well as maths associated artists like, Escher, Bridget Riley, and Victor Vasarely.

– Whatever artist I research, I will create an experimental piece, inspired by the style of each artist.

– Also, I look at musicians that explored Fibonacci in music as well as patterns, in the repeating of chords.

– Looking into the artist websites as well as information from art galleries online, talking about previous, now or future exhibitions by those artists.

– Potentially look at going to on an exhibition of an artist for inspiration.

– Go to Innovation Challenge workshop on 22nd March, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm


27th March

– Group Critique week, exploring ideas and establishing a direction.

– Research into printing processes, looking at ways to manufacture the book.

– To have a chat with the Print lab in Tavistock Place, to get ideas on the type of printers and print processes and finishes that would be used.

– Look at ways of animating patterns and shapes to correspond with the beats of music

Online Research into print processes.

– Youtube

– Print websites

Chat to the Print Lab in Tavistock place

– Look into print induction, learning what printers are required and how to use them.

– Seek advice from students and tutors about animation patterns for the music video


3rd April

– Finalised research and reflect on the research, writing about what was most inspiring and about potential ideas that could be explored

– Start working on music tune, working on chords and timings

– Access to my blog to put up my findings and reflect upon it.

– Sheets of paper or/and my sketch book to sketch out ideas


10th April

– Start initial ideas, exploring mark making, colour schemes, and pattern design.

– Continue working on tune.


17th April

– Experiment with mark making, exploring different patterns and ways of creating texture.

– Work on tune in spare time, ensuring I keep the swatch book as my priority.

– Mark making workshops.

– Colour Theory Workshop.


24th April

– Try to involve maths in the compositions and shapes of the patterns, e.g. Fibonacci Sequence and Geometry.

– Work on tune in spare time.

– Tutor time, to discuss ideas and inspiration.

– Tutor and student feedback, with possible suggestions of artist to research.


1st May

– Explore creating a series of different designs. Exploring multiple uses pattern, mark making, symmetry and colour schemes.

Reflect on Initial ideas.

– How the designs link to the project concept and artists.

– What ideas I am going to take forward into further development.

Work on tune in spare time.

– Getting a workshops sorted out for learning InDesign, learning how to set out the layout for a book, to be printed.

– Start looking at for more comprehensive tutorial videos on InDesign.


8th May

– Start selecting successful patterns and mark making, developing them further on Photoshop and Illustrator.

– Start working on InDesign skills for book.

– Start finalising tune in spare time and working on creating pattern for music video.

– Tutor and Student feedback on initial designs, e.g. questionnaires, surveys etc

– Look at for tutorial videos on InDesign.


15th May

– Continue pattern development and start organising the patterns into categories, like Subtle, Nature, Geometric, Fibonacci, Exuberant etc.

– Continue working on InDesign Skills for book.

– Finalising Tune in spare time and working on creating pattern for music video.

– Hopefully have an InDesign workshop, to help further my knowledge on how to use InDesign professionally to create my book.


22nd May

– Finish off the patterns, ensuring there is a large enough range of high quality patterns.

– Start the process of naming the patterns, perhaps involve the class, making it a fun class activity.

– Continue working on InDesign Skills for book.

– Finish tune and music video, ensuring that I can dedicate both my college time and my spare time on finishing the book.

– Group discussion and feedback on final designs and ideas.

– Get advice from the printers and tutors about how to set up the bleed, slug and layout correctly, for the printers.


29th May

Reflect on the final designs.

– how the developed designs link to the project concept and to the artist that inspired me.

Start constructing book in InDesign.

I would need to borrow a Mac Book from the ERC for use over the holidays if possible, so that I can start work on my swatch book layout in InDesign, organising the patterns in the book.


5th June

– Construct the book in InDesign, soughting out the layout, bleed, slug etc. (This process could already be done in the holdays)

– Arrange the patterns in the book in accordance to their catagories.

– Get feedback on the layout of the book from tutors and other class members, to see in their eyes if the book can be improved.

– Discussions and tuition from tutors and print experts, reviewing the quality of the swatch book, including the layout and print quality.


12th June

– Finish the book layout ASAP, if not complete yet complete.

Get the swatch book ready and sent to the printers ASAP.

14th June – Summer Show Set Up

15h June – Summer Show Set Up

16th June – Summer Show Set Up


19th June

– 19th June – Final Piece Hand In 9.00am

– 19th June – Summer Show Set Up

– 20th June – Summer Show Set Up

– 21st June – Summer Show Set Up

– 22nd June – Summer Show Set Up

– 23rd June – Private View pm


26th June

– 26th June – All Work Hand In – 10.00am

– Assessment All Week


3rd July

– 3rd – 5th June – IV

– 6th June – External Moderator Visit

– 7th June – Results Released and take down of show


10th July

– Monday 10th July and Tuesday 11th July – Take down of show

– 12th July, The end of a good course and the start of a brighter future.

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