Woops, I meant to update this months ago and then suddenly it became October! It’s been a busy 6 months of working part-time (Oliver Bonas, which is still dreamy), designing and making as much as I can, doing two internships, putting PDF and physical portfolios together, applying for design jobs, taking part in art fairs, trying to keep up a social life and…hanging out with my cats. As well as interning with Frugi, Skinnydip London and Mirjam Rouden in 2016, this year I got the opportunities to work within the design departments at both George at Asda and Oliver Bonas; all very different, all very inspiring.
Within my print design work, I’ve started creating a small sketchbook of quick spontaneous line drawings, allowing myself more freedom than normal. I am also not allowing myself to use a ruler! This is an exercise to get me out of my comfort zone of doing geometric, structural designs. I tend to take inspiration from different styles, movements, artists or photographs I’ve taken of architecture, so coming up with shapes off the top of my head has been more of a challenge – definitely something I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing! Some recent finished design examples: