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.

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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

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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Studio Project Research

For my final year project at DJCAD I have been looking into ornate design in textiles. I have found some inspiration from Baroque florals and William Morris Wallpaper. I have always been an admirer of extreme patterning and use of gold in design. While developing some of my motifs ready for printing I have started to look into luxury chocolate designs. Upon a recent trip to Marks & Spencers I spotted some beautifully decorated chocolate packaging. There were gold embellished chocolate selection boxes to patterned printed wrappings for the plain chocolate bars, each bar wrapped in a different striking pattern. I found this source of inspiration is useful in terms of branding. Chocolate is described as a luxury product, a gift, something special. This is what I wanted my branded textile collection to be like. Here are a few selected images, including the Marks & Spencers chocolates and some tasty treats I found on Pinterest.

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Sanna Annukka

I have recently fell in love with some of the designs by designer and printmaker Sanna Annukka. Her work reflects on landscapes and stories, a bit like a whimsical folklore fairytale. She takes her inspiration from her heritage and time spend in Finland as a child. Her work is very colourful and vibrant and she creates beautiful patterns. She has also worked for Finnish design company Marrimekko, here are some examples of her work that I admire,

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