If you found me searching for the lyrics to the children's song, you can find them here.
I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here nearly three years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world.
I am trying to retrain as a designer and you may see the odd example of my work appear here as I progress.
I also indulge in opinionated rambling.
All the artwork by Nell on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
Can you tell what it is yet?!
Wow. It didn’t take long for this to story to mutate into something bigger than just a travel blog!
I had some good news on Friday. It seems my journey from scientist to artist may be shorter than I at first thought. It turns out I can do a pre-masters art course and then go straight to the masters in product design that I have my eye on. In other words, by the time I get back from Japan, I will be in a position to apply for design jobs.
In order to get on the pre-masters course, I need to submit a portfolio. It doesn’t matter if my current standard is not high enough as there is a short course I can go on to boost it, but if I can avoid the delay and expense of the extra course, so much the better. The problem is, it has been so long that I have completely lost my confidence. I have also lost my ability to judge whether what I am producing is any good or not. This is where you come in…
I will post bits and bobs up here, I would like you to give honest and harsh criticism, so I can get my judgement back and (hopefully) improve. The honesty is important here – if you think something is a bit ropey, please tell me why. I am not going to give anything any titles, the first test is whether you can tell what it is. Answers on a comment form please.
First and foremost, some cake:
And a pic: