I'm excited to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Make it in Design Trade Show Competition! Huge congrats to all the other finalists, winner gets announced Monday! See my entry and the other finalists here at the Make It In Design blog.
This morning I have been carrying out a really interesting re-colouring exercise as part of the Make It In Design course. I have taken a fairly simple design of mine (Pine Slopes) and changed the colour palettes to fit in with the different genres of pattern design. These being: Classic, Traditional, Vintage, Retro, Contemporary and … Continue reading The Power of Re-Colouring
As I carry on furiously making work the Make It In Design's Ultimate Portfolio Builder course the subject has turned to geometric and abstract patterns. To try and add to the spontaneity to the designs I've been working with paper cut outs of various shapes and colours. Working like this helps add a sense of … Continue reading Getting A Little Abstract
Albeit a little late (only a few weeks!) I've started the third module of the Make It In Design courses. Focusing more on the business side but still with some creative exercises to get the juices flowing and hopefully bulk up the images for a portfolio. So far I have created a Gift Wrap range, … Continue reading The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design Course – Module 3
Over the past few weeks I have been participating in the Make It In Design Module 2: Creating Your Professional Identity. There's been a lot of content and some fast paced design works but so far I've learnt a lot! One of the first exercises involved working working with collections and co-ordinate patterns. Based on … Continue reading The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design Course – Module 2