Above is the start of a new collection I have been busy working on since my little summer break.
When I came back, I must admit it took me a little while to get out of holiday mode and get my design mojo back but I am really proud of these designs and how the collection is starting to develop.
I spent some time writing lists, collecting inspiration (which is plastered all over my studio walls), putting colour boards together and brainstorming ideas as a way of working out what it was that I really wanted to achieve when going back into drawing and designing.
From doing this I have found that I am looking to develop a collection of designs that really describe me as a designer both in pattern and colour. Since graduating, I have been making a conscious effort to keep my hand in with drawing and designing as it is the one thing I would really like to pursue as a career. And although I have an ever growing portfolio of a huge variety of designs, I don't feel that I have a specific collection of designs that really describe my design style.
I like pretty designs but with a bit of an edge.
I tend to create designs that allow my drawing style to speak for itself within the pattern as I feel that my illustrative drawing skills are quite strong so I like to keep the repeats themselves quite simple.
Any feedback would be fantastic as this is a collection I would perhaps like to (at some point in the future) launch as wallpaper/fabric/products.