Make it in Design

Make it in Design Winter School 2018

It’s that time of year again. I always try and take part in the MIID Schools, not just because I love seeing some cool new trends, but it gives me more inspiration to design pattern collections that I probably wouldn’t have done otherwise! This year I didn’t have time to take all 3 tracks so… Continue reading Make it in Design Winter School 2018

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Make it in Design Summer School 2017

I love taking part in the Make it in Design Summer School, it gives me some insight into upcoming trends, and inspiration to make collections. I’m going to happily go on to create these patterns into larger collections. This year I entered all three tracks, although overtime at work meant that I couldn’t devote enough… Continue reading Make it in Design Summer School 2017

My Collections

Dark Wonder Collection

This surface pattern collection was designed based on a 2017 trend from WGSN called Dark Wonder. Themes include outer space, natural forms such as gems and rocks, lace patterns, flow, and light on dark with tints of neon. The collection hosts various colour combinations: main colours are blue, purple, yellow and grey. Bold graphics are combined… Continue reading Dark Wonder Collection

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Make it in Design Winter School 2017

So this year was the first year that Make it in Design ran their Winter School. It follows the same format as Summer School. There’s 3 tracks: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. It runs over 4 weeks and you get 2 briefs based on a trend report from WGSN, and 2 fun challenges (per track.) I decided… Continue reading Make it in Design Winter School 2017

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Make it in Design Summer School 2016 and Pattern Bombing Paris

This year I participated in the Make it in Design Summer School 2016. For those of you who have never hear of Make it in Design, it is a website running a series of Surface Pattern Design courses created by a team headed by successful designer and entrepreneur Rachel Taylor. If you’ve never heard of… Continue reading Make it in Design Summer School 2016 and Pattern Bombing Paris