Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Make it in design Brief 2

The second intermediate brief for the summer school was titled Animal Print and was to bring different prints together to create a confluent clash.  I tried out different ways of approaching the design but in the end decided that merging the patterns into a stripe suited the finished product better. Colouring the design into the palette given was quite challenging as it was difficult to get away from the traditional animal colours.  I found that by keeping the background quite subdued i could add splashes of the brighter colours as highlights.  This worked perfectly on this particular design and has created a pleasing looking final product.

Find out more about the summer school or see galleries of work produced here at: www.makeitindesign.com/summer-school

Monday, 11 August 2014

Make It In Design!

This Summer i have joined in with lots of creative designers in the Make it in design summer school. 3 briefs will be sent out to us all during the course of the summer.  We have to submit one design and the design also mocked up on a product.  I chose the Intermediate track.  The first brief was entitled Retro Geometric.  A style i love as i was able to merge my love of art into the theme together with a design style i also admire.  I took the form of Mondrian's work and gave it a Pucci twist.  I used Pucci colours and twisted the Mondrian shapes in different directions, the heavy outlines working beautifully as they are a common factor between both styles.

Here is my design mocked up on swimwear!