Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In the past few weeks I have mainly worked on some craft items like belts, key chains and bracelet which roughly takes from ten to twenty minutes. Compare to other projects like wallets which can take up to three hours, I feel like I'm not contributing enough or devoting my time to do even bigger projects. Before the end of the twenty percent project I was hoping to eventually make a bag that might take an entire day to make, but at the moment my interest is very much lacking. I need to be able to be more consist in my work so that in the future I'll be able to do projects like this. And its just not only leather crafting I'm inconsistent with everything in my life. A huge reason I believe in my inconsistency, is that I don't trust my sense of taste. I feel like my judgement is to broad in not just leather but in food and my writing which explains why it takes me forever to finish anything. There is offed a lot of backtracking and unfinished prototypes that need to be done .
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Since my last blog, I was able to develop a logo and a name, but after checking 9 website making websites, in order to get your own URL or to avoid adds being placed onto your website , you must pay a monthly fee. The URL that are provided are ok but in order for me to be able to use this long term which is my plan, I must eventually invest into a server. I haven't done the research but I might have to look into how to make a server myself. More and more task are being added onto my 20% project when I really just want to start developing products to display on my website! My future plans are to finish everything non leather related by next Wednesday before the second pitch. These website, http://www.wix.com/ and http://www.web.com/, are two of the websites that are currently my top choices. they both provide simple editing software but I believe that web.com may give free domains.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
In the begin of the project I knew that my lack of confidence in my own taste would cause problems in the twenty percent project and it has. Not only my leather but it also effects tway I listen to music or talk about certain beliefs I have. It has cause me to not be able to quickly pick name for my company but also a logo. I had plan to be able to launch everything by tomorrow, but I now see if I don't some over my situation, launching the website might take much longer then I had anticipated. The picture above showed some attempt I made in creating logo drawn on the back of blue print of a trifold wallet I am designing. In order to fix my problem, I plan on meeting up with fellow colleges I feel that are artistly talent in order to create a better more suited logo then the ones I have created.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The pictures above show two ( one finished and one unfinished) prototype of wallets that I might place on the website. The one on the left is the cuts blue vinyl, fake leather, wallet. While the one on the right is a mixed of a dyed black leather and a vegetable tanned leather. My problem so far with this project is to come up with a more sleek design to better fit in the back pockets. I will soon need to higher one of my classmate, possible one who is doing photograph for their 20% to take better photos of my goods. The website and the name, however has not received any progress since last week. My plan is to finish a website before next week, asking some colleges to help with the html coding and to come up with a logo. I am also going to start reaching out to more professional leather crafters to give tips on how they develop their passion into a business.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
A month in the project and I haven't been this excited about a project since my tinker costume. I have already looked at hosting domain and all that is left is to come up a title for the website.I also need to figure out a logo that will suit my title that I can stamp on my products. Obtaining a custom stamp or making one might be another project on its own luckily my dad is experienced in metal works. I want something that can represents my name so that it can really fell like something that belongs to me. Other companies like Hallow leather and Corter have great names and logos which show the quality of their products. The pitch has taught me a lot about the project. During the pitch I realized how important this was to me, how I wanted to have a good idea, and be able to do what I truly felt like doing.