Britt Bass Turner

I recently found the work of Atlanta artist Britt Bass Turner via my design Instagram page. I like her abstract use of bold colour and different textures she creates in her paintings. Her new geo series collection of canvas paintings are all unique and showcase her painterly style and geometric compositions.

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http://www.brittbass.com

Scottish Gaelic Words

I found a link that showed some Scottish Gaelic words and their meanings, here are my favourite.

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19 Beautiful Scottish Words That Everyone Needs In Their Life

Kate Pugsley

Another artist that I found on Etsy that I like is Kate Pugsley. I love her muted colour palette and the compositions of her prints. They are fun quirky and beautifully put together.

Kate Pugsley

www.katepugsley.com

Mamas and Papas Competition Entry

Childcare brand Mamas and Papas announced a competition to create a design for their new upcoming city stroller. I decided to enter with a “Strawberry floral” theme and colour palate. Here are some images that I created and submitted, including; strawberry mood board, colour themes, initial pram and swing ticket design and some bag and stroller liner ideas as accessories. strawberry florals mood board Strawberry Print Pantone Colour Chart Strawberry Swing Ticket 2 Untitled-1 Strawberry Pattern Accessories Starwberry Print Accessories mamas and papas branding

Some Paper Samples

 

 

With only a few weeks to go until the Degree Show I have started adding some gold foils onto some of my floral wallpaper samples. I have always loved the effect of gold foils and have recently purchased some foils to put onto my fabric samples. Here is a sneak peek of a few of my floral designs,
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Business Card Ideas

In preparation for my degree show in May and New Designers in June I have started thinking about my business card designs. Business cards are essential when showcasing your work at a trade show, it can show examples of your designs and help people remember you and your work. But where to start? what images to use and what font? I’m hoping to keep my card design simple with a sample of my floral designs on the front and my updated contact details on the back . Here are some examples of my possible floral business card designs.

 

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Preparation For My Degree Show 2014

 

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As a fourth year design student there comes a time where the studio becomes frantic due to the deadline for the annual degree show. New graduates display their 4th year work and portfolio to the public and members of industry. The degree show is the first step and platform to showcase the work of new emerging talent within the design world. As a textile designer, I will be displaying a collection of both fabric and paper samples in my degree show space. I am specialising in floral wallpapers for a commercial interiors market. My designs are based on two collections, spring and autumnal florals. This week we will be allocated our degree show spaces, we must design the layout of our space and think about how our work will be presented individually as well as a collected class.

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 DJCAD Degree Show 2013

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Judy Scott Degree show space 2013

Above is a lovely example of a textile degree show space. Judy Scott is a recent graduate of DJCAD and showcased her degree show work last year in 2013. Judy created a both a childrenswear and womenswear collection from her printed textile samples. Judy continues to create new designs now has her own brand, she is currently making a new range of menswear ties. Her work is becoming well known in the industry, she has recently created a window display featuring her work for Selvedge in London.

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Judy’s designs were displayed in Selvedge’s stop window this year.

Another example of a textiles DJCAD graduate who has found success is Johanna Bassford who graduated in 2005.

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Johanna is famous for her trademark detailed monochrome illustrations. Since graduating Johanna’s work has appeared as covers and designs for famous brands. She has also had her own exhibition in the DCA Dundee last year showcasing her designs. Johanna continues to create beautiful work for new projects and has become well-known in the industry.
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