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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Some Floral Inspiration

I am currently looking into floral motifs and designs for my wallpaper and interiors collection that will be showcased at my degree show this may. I began by drawing and painting some designs and flowers in watercolour. I have been inspired by the work of Scottish painter and printmaker Dame Elizabeth Blackadder.  Elizabeths florals are fresh in colour and maintain a delicate and whimsical feel. Her drawings are detailed and convey beautiful combinations and arrangements of florals. Here are some of my favourite prints,

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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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rococo design research

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For my upcoming final year project my first point of research will be on 18th century rococo style . I have always admired the ornate appearance of rococo, made of whimsical, decorative florals and creatures to create a detailed grand finish. Mostly made of pastels and golds the patterns and carvings are organic and asymmetrical. Rococo replaced the rigid geometric shapes of the past century and was heavily centred in 1700s France.

Rococo architecture shows hand carved opulent shapes.

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Looking into some wallpaper samples, the designs are exaggerated and lavish and relate to florals and over drawn shapes that intertwine and connect.

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The costumes from film “Marie Antoinette” (2006) starring Kirsten Dunst show the extravagance of clothing and lavish interior style of the time. The movie was written and directed by Sofia Coppola and tells the story of France’s iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette.

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I have always been fascinated by this period of time. Almost everything appears to be decorated and presented in lavish excessive ways; food, fashion, interiors, style. I like to use collage and patterns in my own designs to make them more decorative. I have a feeling looking into decorative design will suit me perfectly.

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