I have been participating in the Make it in Design Winter School. Over the course of the last month, I’ve been given two creative briefs to work from to create designs. I thought this would be good for me to do, as I usually just make whatever I want to make. Then I got the first brief:
Theme: Dark Veils
Looking through the brief, there were a lot of photos of dark florals and lace and shadows. Not really my thing. I did, however, focus in on these words and phrases as I read:
- Gothic architecture
- “Remember to inject ‘you’ into your design.”
I centered in on that “Gothic architecture” one and made a design based on an arch. We were given a suggested color palette in the brief, and I thought keeping the entire design black and gray was the way I wanted to go, but that I could use a little pop of one of the colors in the palette to highlight one side of the arch. As I started flipping and duplicating and rotating my arches, I turned those highlights into little waves that hug what now looked kind of like egg timers.
I also added just a touch of shadow extending from each arch, which gave the design a much more three dimensional look than I was anticipating, but I do like it.
Here’s my final design:
And here’s what it would look like on a few items:
None of the places I print my designs offer metallic printing, but I think the lavender curves would look pretty snazzy with a bit of shimmer on them.
You can see the full gallery of designs from the Winter School Intermediate track here.
Until next time,