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Make it in Design Summer School 2020

I’m a big fan of taking part in the Summer (and Winter) school with Make it in Design. It is a great opportunity to gush over some glorious briefs and have a go at designing something that I might not otherwise have thought to think about by myself. With everything going on this year, getting… Continue reading Make it in Design Summer School 2020

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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