Taking the hints and bullet points from Sian’s presentation I realised I had to go more in dept with my research. Especially my visit to John Lewis, Tk Max and smaller stationery shops around Cardiff, helped me widen my knowledge about my theme, what is trending now and about how other designers approach my theme or the high end market.
I came across some artists I knew about already and some designers I didn’t such as Katie Leamon, Nunchi and Sigel (among others) and saw more designs from my already chosen designer such as Sara Miller and Ted Baker:
I also found a very interesting documentary on Netflix about space, ‘Cosmos: a Spacetime Odyssey’, learning about new galaxies and how the universe is much bigger than we imagine. Here is the official Trailer on You Tube:
I also continued with the digital tutorials on You Tube, this time I learned how to do Marbeling on Photoshop and transform it into a seamless pattern. I plan in using this technique to create my space inspired texture as background for my designs.
I have also attended Screen Printing and Digital Printing workshops to practice and be able to work independently for the final collection.
Inspiration from Pinterest: