Design & The Market

Assignments, Design & The Market

This semester, I am currently taking a module that improves and further develops my knowledge of the business in design. This modules aims to introduce me to the enterprise culture and terminology and how to place the practice of design in a business context. This module will also teach me to develop my entrepreneurial  skills, to enhance my employability and hopefully enhance my skills to set up my own business in the future! (which I know nothing about so this module will be very beneficial to me!).

This module will give me an appreciation of the complexity of enterprise planning, management and will further develop individual group skills in the design and development of new business opportunities and ventures! Also, I will hopefully understand the nature of entrepreneurial activity and practices, appreciate key understanding for designing in the market and for a business and the understanding for both the practical and organisational skills in order to start my own business. This to me sounds like quite a challenging module but I am always up for something challenging so that I can learn from it and become a better designer.

From my last previous lectures, I have learned about what the module will be about and how to prepare ourselves for interviews with entrepreneurs and business representatives. This is in preparation for our first assignment! In our first assignment, we have been split into groups according to discipline (Textiles students, animation student groups etc). For this assignment, we have to research and contact an entrepreneur or design company and then if possible, interview them. We are currently in the midst of arranging a time to interview our designer so until then, we are preparing our questions about the business, design and how they have found working in an industry/starting up one! That is only a couple of example questions but we are awaiting our reply to begin our research into interviewing. After the interview, we will then get our research and answers together and prepare them for presentation.

That was a brief overview of what’s to come from this module so I will post more updates each week about design & the market!

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Geometrical Design : Bradford

Fashion, Photography, Sketchbook Work, Textiles

Hello! so recently I have been working on my project based on one of the Bradford Competition briefs. As I had focused on Interiors in my last projects, I decided to create designs for a fashion context. Focusing on fashion again has brought me back to when I studied Fashion Textiles two years ago so it feels good to get back into it!

For this project, I have been focusing on geometric shapes/prints/designs. My main inspiration for this project was taken from a section of my last project for the RSA Competition (Tactile Textiles: Collage and More post!) I have been focusing on triangles and various placements to make a non-directional design. Here are some of my outcomes so far!

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For these designs, I just experimented with cut paper and the photocopy machine! I kept to a mono-chrome theme as I wanted to highlight the designs more and for which would be best suited for printing. This process has helped me realise the designs and what I can progress on to next to develop them!

As I want to focus on fashion, I have been researching into various Fashion Designers that have created geometrical designs and prints within their collections.  When I thought of geometrical prints, my mind immediately was drawn to the Balmain Resort 2012 collection.

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I love this collection! the geometrical design relates very well to my project and style of work so I think that is one of the many reasons to why I am drawn to it! There are countless many more designers that feature geometrical print so it would be impossible to show them all! That was a little brief overview into my project so far…more to come!

 

Pattern is EVERYWHERE!

Love, Photography, Textiles

Found this AMAZING site recently whilst I was browsing the web for some inspiration for my current project (which will be revealed soon!) This website is probably very well-known and I have no clue why it has took me this long to find it! It is…

PATTERNITY – Have a look!

Patternity is a creative consultancy that’s driven by the certainty that pattern is everywhere. This is very true! Everything in the world around you has some sort of pattern whether it be very small/faint/large and even pattern that is not immediately recognised. Things such as sections of architecture, cracked paving, windows…little things that you would normally pass by, have their own unique design.

As a company, they create things but also help other people create things. Their projects and innovations go beyond a 2D Image/surface and by using the application of pattern, they add substance and relevance to the aesthetic.

They have a wide range of clients ranging from High End Fashion houses to retailers and Universities.

Here are some interesting images I found interesting! – VERY hard to only show a few!

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Triangle Tower //Patternity

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Dancing Dragon Tower //Patternity

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Community ZigZag //Patternity I really like this photograph because it has so much pattern that wouldn’t normally be noticed when the photograph would be taken! It’s amazing to see all the unique details hidden through the photograph.

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Geometric Roof – Tessa Traeger // Patternity

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Distorted Windows // Patternity

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Karo Lina Kling – Decadent Doodling //Patternity

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Gareth Pugh // Rubber //Patternity

I really like this dress! reminds me of Catwoman… but I love the way all the sections come together and the overall geometric design. I love geometric graphic pattern so this dress really caught my eye.

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Geometric // Fashion // Patternity

I love this site so far! I feel really inspired and I think the general style of the resources, photographs, patterns etc have really caught my eye because I have a similar style of work. Therefore, this is the kind of design that I am really drawn to and find really inspirational!

Tactile Textiles: Collage and More

Sketchbook Work, Sketching/Drawing, Textiles

Hello!

So from my last project (and post some time ago!) I had based my theme around commuting and how I could change and make the commute a much more enjoyable experience for everyone. For this, I decided to focus on children and create a Textile/Surface design that they could interact/learn from and enjoy whilst on public transport. Therefore, making the daily commute much more enjoyable for all commuters.

Here is a link to a previous post with more information on the brief and a few photographs/drawings of sketchbook work.

Project Work So Far…

As I had never updated (due to being quite busy with the project! sorrrry) here are some photographs of my development, sketches and outcomes.

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The photographs below are a few of my final outcomes and print designs for this project. Throughout this project, I experimented with a pigment known as “Puff Binder”. Puff Binder is a type of pigment used in Screen Printing. To create this effect, you apply your puff binder to your screen, pull through and then place your design underneath a hot air gun and then watch the magic happen! Once the hot air is applied, the design should “puff” up and create a three-dimensional effect. This technique fitted in extremely well with my theme as I wanted to create a design that you could interact with and actually touch instead of just observing. I think this sort of design would appeal more to children and this is why I chose to explore this technique for my project!

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Hello…very long time since my last post so I apologise! just a quick one tonight but I have recently published work onto my online portfolio sites and set up my LinkedIn account so feel free to have a look.  Thank you!

(Still trying to figure out how to put them officially on here so bear with me!)

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