I recently won a place on ‘The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design – Module 1’ run by the Make it in Design team, after coming 3rd in this Summer’s ‘Pattern Bombing’ brief.
It was a pleasure to take the course again and I found it so much fun to re-work on the exercises with the knowledge I have now, as the first time I took the course I didn’t even know how to open a document in Photoshop let alone create anything!
In week 1 we were encouraged to get to know each other as a community of designers via social media and to start sharing our work, sketches and any collections of sketchbooks we have.
Here is a small sample of my collection and some sketches, I have loads!
Even though I have all of these sketchbooks, I still prefer to draw on loose sheets of paper as they are easier to scan in, but I love collecting sketchbooks.
I created ‘Deco’ during the course, I really love this, it’s a step away from my normal floral style but I wanted to challenge myself to create a newer pattern for my portfolio. I really love this and have made a room set of the design. *Room set from the Make it in Design Team*
I loved turning my designs into wrapping paper for one of the exercises, I used ‘Purple Haze’ for this and love the way it turned out! I had so much fun doing this, and will definitely be making some more!
I’m catching up on many of the exercises still but I’m working on it!