Make it in Design Winter School 2017

miid_winterschool2016_550x300px_lrSo 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 to partake in all 3 tracks and was blown away by the themes. You can see all the submissions in the Make it in Design Pinterest boards.

**Please note that all designs are the property of Ruth Ellen Parlour and subject to copyright law. Please to not distribute or replicate these designs without permission from the author**

Copyright © Ruth Ellen Parlour all rights reserved. All designs are available of purchase or license

So here’s my submission.

Track 01: Beginner

Brief 01 Tech Stripe

I’m not big on geometric but I had fun playing around with mark making for the hand drawn stripes, and some shape manipulation in Photoshop.

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Brief 02 Earth Texture

The quote is from Shakespeare, I was inspired by the shapes and colours in Antelope Canyon, Arizona for this design.

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Track 02: Intermediate

Brief 01: Dark Veils

I used photography and hand drawn elements for this Gothic inspired pattern.

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Brief 02: Broken Beauty

Again more photography and photo manipulation. There’s something beautiful in withered flowers. This was my bridesmaid bouquet!

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Track 03: Advanced

Brief 01: Boho Rock

I struggled with this one but drew inspiration from Rococo style motifs and combined it with animal prints and soft tones.

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Brief 02: Wondrous Nature

I visited the Oriental museum for inspiration to create this design. I love the stylised elements of the Chinese lion dogs.

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All designs are available of purchase or license.

**Please note that all designs are the property of Ruth Ellen Parlour and subject to copyright law. Please to not distribute or replicate these designs without permission from the author**

Copyright © Ruth Ellen Parlour all rights reserved

 

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