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Homeware Floral Designs

For Autumn/Winter 2020 I’ve decided to enter the designer’s competition on Wraptious. I get to submit 5 designs which are available to purchase during the competition as cushions, prints, or canvasses, until the end of December 2020. I’ve submitted 5 of my floral designs and they look amazing on the mock-ups! I can’t decide which… Continue reading Homeware Floral Designs

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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 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

Designers

Harrogate Home and Gift Buyer’s Festival 2016

This year I went along to the Harrogate Home and Gift Buyer’s Festival to get a look at some of the products, chat to designers, and get a feel for a trade show. It was a beautiful day with hundreds of great designers and products. I am always drawn to a particular style and I thought… Continue reading Harrogate Home and Gift Buyer’s Festival 2016