Hello! I have recently came back from London as I was exhibiting at New Designers 2014. I was only there for a week but it was an exciting…slightly stressful and eventful visit. I learned a lot and would definitely recommend for anyone to visit. The amount of design work shown from Universities and Colleges throughout the UK was incredible! I was exhibiting at the T40 and T44 stand. DJCAD, University of Dundee. I featured each of my collections – which was a miracle considering it was a little space! However, even though it was small, I feel it showed my design work well due to it’s location in the main exhibition space! Here is a preview of my show!
Lots of pattern! My aim as a designer is to create beautiful surface pattern design inspired by the world around us. For this particular set of collections, they have been inspired by Glasgow’s Shipyards and the powerful structures which frame the city of Glasgow. Glasgow is my hometown so it was great for me to do more research into the city’s history in order to create my design work. As part of my aim for these collections, highlighting Glasgow’s Shipbuilding heritage was an important factor for creating my designs as it encouraged me to design for a public commercial spaces so that I may re-introduce Glasgow’s Industrial heritage.
My final year project was inspired by Glasgow’s Shipyards as they are a huge part of why Glasgow is the city it is today and also,played a huge part in the worlds trading industry. From previous posts, see my photography taken as part of my research stage as it shows my main inspirations and Glasgow’s memorable landmarks.
For my final year project, I took a modern twist on Glasgow’s historical background as well as keep a sense of nostalgia through certain areas of my designs but re-introducing elements of Glasgow’s shipyards through my design work. For example, I have featured blueprint elements combined with photographic print of the Finnieston Crane. I have 3 collections: paper both hand draw and printed designs and digitally printed wallpapers 3m at length, fabric collection including two 3m length wall hangings and finally, a wooden tile collection to keep the structural element which is shown throughout my entire project.
Here is a selection from the Glasgow Shipyards collection!
hello again! recently my life has been taken over by art school (DJCAD) because of the ever looming degree show, which is in less than 3 weeks! ahhh Scary thought but i can’t wait to finally exhibit my years work and final collections. I have a series of collections ranging from fabric wall hangings to digitally printed and hand printed wallpapers to a wooden collection. Each has it’s own style but each link with each other so as to create one large geometric collection.
Each collection I have created has been influenced from Glasgow’s Shipyards which frame Glasgow’s grand historical skyline! Glasgow is my home town and it seemed only fitting to explore its history in more detail. My project has been inspired by the large geometrical structures which include an array of cranes, machinery and ships. The intertwining cranes and machinery create a beautiful silhouette full of geometrical shapes, linear detailing and pattern which has inspired me to re-create a collection which exhibits Glasgow’s history through a series of modern design work.
Here is a sneak peak of some of my design work so far!