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A few weeks ago I started working with a client who wanted me to create some designs for his new fashion brand. One of the designs I created was taken as one of the final designs chosen. Initially designed in black and white and then I added a colour alternative.
I love this and the client was very happy with the result - which is the most important thing!
There has been a lot happening in my life lately and I have ended up juggling lots of different design projects as a result. I have been working on a wonderful new fashion brand for a client as well as assisting the new fashion platform GraphicModa test their website - all exciting stuff! Less than 2 months ago I visited Verona, Venice, Lake Garda and Mantova in Italy and I have created a couple of patterns taken from some inspiring architecture that I saw on my travels. I also met the wonderful Paul Vogel in 2016 who gave me some really good advice for some of my future work...simplifying my designs using a blue/navy background. I took this on board soon after our meeting at his studio in Suffolk, but I decided to work on this and build up a collection that reflects simplicity before starting to promote it. Visiting Italy gave me the opportunity to gain inspiration and combine it with Paul Vogel's advice. Here are some examples from the collection...
My latest design was created using some corn I collected on a country walk. I named it 'Harvest Time'. I have included some scans of the original corn, the preparing of the different motifs and the final piece!
I have just started working on a new collection called 'Mandala'. An intricate design, but simplifying the layout when applied to various commercial contexts. Perfectly demonstrated in the pillow design. It has also got me thinking that the design would be ideal for packaging products - the circular shape of the design would be ideal for lids on bottles, jars etc... There are endless opportunities here I feel... I could certainly see it on womenswear or interior fabrics too.