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Inspire Me: I Love Dust
Inspire Me: I Love Dust


Summary

I Love Dust is a contemporary Design Studio that work for a range of clients producing designs for print and web.

Introduction

iLovedust is a small and perfectly formed graphic design studio based in Southsea, just a length of cobbled pavement from the beach. Innovative and multidisciplinary, we design for print and web, and anything else we get our hands on. The iLD line-up began as a duo in 2003, and have swelled out a little over time. Working closely as a team, iLovedust applies a passion for design to every project they tackle, taking in pride in the details and the relationships they build with clients.

Clients

Our clients range from big to little and are dotted around the globe. For each we aim to provide creative solutions to all sorts of briefs, offering a friendly approach and loads of personality. We work with the fashion industry, working with clients such as Marks and Spencer, and also releasing our own range of T-shirt designs. We are also heavily involved in the music industry; working on everything from record covers to music promos. Our fat little fingers are in many pies, taking up opportunities to collaborate with people the world over and see how far we can push ourselves. Our online portfolio at www.ilovedust.com shows our involvement with many people over a multitude of projects. You'll see commercial work, identity design, web design and contemporary illustration, not to mention some of the more personal projects.

Our Design Process

When iLovedust receive a new project brief the first instinct is to make a cup of coffee and mull it over for some time! Then we come together as a team to brainstorm initial ideas. This stage is crucial to every project, as the smallest ideas can lead to great solutions.

We gather inspiration and visual research from a number of sources, and this feeds our ideas. Google Image search is always useful, and occasionally we will develop a mood board of styles, pictures and typography that we feel may suit the brief.

All sorts of technology can be used to realise a strong idea, as demonstrated by our per una magnet pack. Digital photography and Photoshop manipulation helped us prepare this product, which was then printed and die-cut onto a magnetic sheet to create a kit illustrating the per una clothing range. As one of our most commercial clients, Marks and Spencer provide us with the sort of budgets necessary to produce unusual jobs like this, and we are very lucky to have the chance to work with them.

Download

For more information and samples of work click here to download the PDF (10.3 MB - large download if not on broadband)

Curriculum Relevance

This case study provides access to contemporary practice in design and can be used as a starting point for research in design projects at KS3 and 4.

Careers in Design

www.yourcreativefuture.org.uk/

Related/Useful links

www.ilovedust.com
www.designedtohelp.com
www.lounge72.com
www.typebase.com
www.dafont.com/en/www.image100.com
www.designmuseum.org/