Make It In Design Summer School Creative Brief #2 – Tribal Pattern

The Make It In Design Creative Brief 2 was another difficult one (I am guessing that I will find them all difficult). I began as I usually do, sourcing inspiration wherever I can; books, things around the house, the internet (yes, even after watching Bonnie Christine on Creative Live talk about sourcing your own inspiration)! I tried to keep the internet inspiration to a minimum though. I found this difficult because though I am drawn to strong, bold geometrics I don’t feel I am very skilled at it. But that is one of the main reasons I signed up for this course, to see where it might take me stylistically.  Once I had a feel for the theme I started sketching and as usual really enjoyed this part of the process – I could probably continue sketching indefinitely! Below is a selection from my sketchbook.

Make It In Design Summer School Creative Brief #2 - Tribal Motif Sketches

Make It In Design Summer School Creative Brief #2 – Tribal Motif Sketches

I didn’t get around to submitting my design for the first brief (let alone all three) and I wanted to be certain not miss this one, so I opted to use the colour palette (almost) that was provided. I played and played with different patterns without much success. I also tried to add some texture to the vector elements but was largely unsuccessful. There are so many amazing, creative folks participating in this summer school who produce such beautiful, textured work with incredible depth to it. How do they do it? I have to keep reminding myself that I am just starting out and there is much to learn.

Since it is close to the deadline I decided to go with the pattern below. Mission accomplished – at least I didn’t miss the deadline!

Make It In Design Summer School Creative Brief #2 Tribal Pattern

Make It In Design Summer School Creative Brief #2 Tribal Pattern

Moving forward, I would like to work on incorporating more hand drawn elements for some texture. Just putting that out there to remind myself because I do tend to forget these things! AND I really want to try my hand at some mock ups!

 

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