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Delicate designs with an illustrative edge - highly detailed surface pattern and illustration, inspired by life and created with love. Sarah Fleming is a graduate of Cleveland College of Art & Design, where she studied Textiles and Surface Design, specialising in design for the home furnishings and greetings market. Inspired by the detail and beautiful patterns found in nature and her surroundings, Sarah is motivated to achieve beautiful, highly informative observational drawings. She showed an interest in Art from a very early age and has developed a great passion for Textiles and Surface Design. This huge passion spurs her on to work extremely hard, full of enthusiasm to create new and exciting design ideas. Sarah has developed a detailed, tight drawing style which helps her to achieve her beautiful observational drawings. However, she is also able to work in a very sketchy, illustrative style too - showing her as a very versatile designer, capable of adapting where relevant to confidently produce designs for both the commercial and more niche markets. For work enquiries please contact Sarah at sarahfleming11@hotmail.com

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Finals

I found great inspiration in the work of Cole & Son, Designers Guild, Osborne & Little and Zoffany for my wallpapers. I think my designs would fit in well with the sophisticated, traditional styles of these companies.


Angels


26.5cm x 26.5cm half drop repeat




Candlesticks


26.5cm x 26.5xm full block repeat




Mirrors


53cm x 53 cm half drop repeat



Design Development

I am really pleased with the designs I created for this wallpaper project. I experimented alot with imagery, repeat and colour to get the best possible outcomes that I could.


Scissors

Picture Frame

Candlesticks

Angels


Mirrors

Individual Options

This was my final project for year two. We were able to completely choose our own brief, theme, colour palettes and final outcomes. I chose to produce a collection of wallpaper designs using the theme 'Epiphany' as a starting point, taken from Mix trend forecasting journal.

Moodboard

This theme was very broad; The Renaissance, Heirlooms, Baroque, Rococo, Antiques etc.
A rich, sophisticated feel with lots of intricate, interesting detailing which is what I tried to capture within my drawing sheets and wallpaper designs.
The colour palette was tones of grey, silver, navy and black with accents of bright yellow, tangerine and lime - quite a traditional, understated scheme with a modern twist.


Drawing Sheets