Non t-shirt design skills challenges... just a thought
so i could really do with broadening my design skills beyond the medium of cotton, but everytime I try, a lack of motivation, feedback sends me scurrying back to shirts.
i bought one of those Graphic Design project books which has like 80 things to broaden your skills and add to your portfolio, but with no one to bounce off or compare to i find it a little bit pointless and I get bored pretty quickly.
So I was thinking of starting (or getting someone else to help me start) a bloggers skills challenge. I was thinking something along the lines of once a week/fortnight/whatever a project is nominated - lets say for examples sake, week 1: Design a wine bottle label or packaging for tea bags or a magazine cover with a specific theme in mind etc etc etc. Everyone does their bit, gets feedback from their WIPS and at the end of the time scale when final shots are in, a winner is voted on. There would be no prize except pride of course and it would have very little to do with Threadless - we wouldn't be aiming to get subs out of it or anything - but as this is a group of pretty skilled individuals on here, I thought that it would be a good place to learn off each other.
For logistics sake, I think we would have to limit number for each project, but these are all just kinks that can be ironed out.
Anyway, what do people think - is it something any of you think you would be interested in?