Alternative colour palette – The thinker

For my second alternative colour palette I used the thinker as my inspiration because it was a good way to keep my urban city theme, yet still apply to a wider market. I am pleased with this alternative colour because of the colours, its a lot more feminine and that has come through with my skills in dying fabrics, I have been able to hit just the right shade of colour.


The collection gives a sunset vibe with because the colour palette almost works as a gradient working from a deep red up to light blue. I have enjoyed working in a different colour palette because its been something new to focus on, working with the same colour palette can become a bit tedious but with a new colour palette its been fresh and rekindled my love for dyeing fabrics, mixing up colours and seeing fabrics come to life with prints.


Above are my devore pieces, which have all been finished with headers, that will be stored in a small portfolio. They have been completed with my logo on top as a reference to the designer of the collection.


Using headers for my current colour palette is not necessary due to the way I am displaying my work, however with these they have headers to show how they can be used in a professional way for interviews/portfolios etc. I think the logo on the header make appear lot more professional than without because I am beginning to label myself as a designer and with that comes respect and professionalism.




Press Packs

My press packs are now fully designed packed with a, business card, postcard, CV and a small sample pack with my prints on. I’m pleased with the outcome, this design of press pack gives my name as a designer more potential and with the bold black and white prints, I don’t think they are going to get lost in any other files.

Below are photos of my press packs packed!

I’ve included a small pad of my printed samples instead of a memory stick because I feel this is better for my type of design, these designs are all drawings developed into print so Its not necessary to include them on a stick, with the samples it still shows what I can offer and as a textiles designer, things should be tactile.

Cellophane wrap – I included this since my love from printing on to cellophane began in the subject. I loved what it could do and this was the perfect opportunity to continue it and give the metres of cellophane I have a purpose.

Buddy week

It has been the first week of buddy week and I am feeling blessed to have such a great buddy. She’s been super helpful in getting the little bits done, having Tori as buddy has allowed me to focus on getting the rest of my collection together, printing final bits for press packs to printing swatches for my fashion portfolio without her help I’m sure I’d be 100 times more stressed.

Things I am now worried about is actually getting the show up, I’m constantly asking myself, is that right? is this ok? I do not have a clue when it comes to screwing things in to the wall, I don’t feel as if I’m at a good place because I can’t see my show looking amazing and with the deadline on Friday I can’t help but feel sick. I don’t want my walls to look empty and bare. Keireine had mentioned a small tutorial on Monday about our show spaces, so this will be a well needed tutorial, with someone who’s helped with many degree shows, I’m sure by the end Monday I will be feeling a lot better about my space.

Alternative colour – busy bee wrap


To work alongside my alternative colour coordinates, I worked on my key design. The busy bee wrap and this took a lot longer than I had anticipated because I had merged all my layers together it made it harder to amend them at a later date. Something I will now not being doing for the future because once something is merged and saved there is no editing it again. However I got there in the end and played around with new colours.

Admittedly I still prefer the original I feel as if it shows my style as a designer and the colours are a lot more bold and fun. However with that in mind not everyone will appreciate that colour palette so it was good to experiment bringing in more colours to the design and used more earthy tonal colours instead but I kept the black as it needed something to lift it and enhance the wrap all together.

final alternative colour wrap

Above is my final colour way for this palette. I’ve kept with the unrefined lines and the textures because without them it doesn’t have my style on the wrap. However I have enlarged some of the bees to give it that ‘busy bee’ theme.


Mark making amendments

The details of my original mark making design in black and white was fuzzy and pixelated so it was suggested that to prevent this from happening it would be ideal to work in large scale. So with this in mind, I worked larger.


The images above are the same designs just in larger scale. I then scanned these in and edited them using illustrator, using this illustrator instead of photoshop would allow me to create them as a vector and stop them pixelating. This did get rid of some of the textures that were originally in the oil pastels, however, the design is crisp and is now better quality.

new invert dot black

I am pleased I managed to get this sorted, originally I did think the first design was ok but as I compare this is better alternative.

Alternative colour palette

As part of my feedback I have introduced a new alternative colour palette for this gift wrap collection and today I have been continuing with this. With my new colour introduced it does create a different vibe than the original colour palette as this is a lot more feminine since I have been using lighter colours.

Co ordinates in pink and grey. I like this combination because its a lot softer in comparison to the original. With the background filled its not as harsh than what it is with a white background, as the filled background works well, I continued with having the background in colour.

Pink and orange combination, this is my favourite colour combination and will be using these as the coordinates for my key wrap design.

A combination of a grey and gold. I feel with this combination it doesn’t give the same effect. The grey is too dark with the orange so therefore will not use this as a coordinate and will stick with the pink and orange where it comes off the page a little more.


Alternative fabric printing

As previously mentioned that I was going to experiment printing onto Jersey for my fashion portfolio, I continued with this experiment and found that it was ok. It worked, it wasn’t as complicated as I originally thought it was going to be, however, the dyed colour ┬áin the orange was not as bright as the cotton poplin, but as I continued to experiment with other fabrics, the denim in particular worked well, the orange was nicely bright, the brighter the fabrics the more of an urban style I was able create and for that reason I will be taking this fabric swatch into my portfolio and will illustrate this as a denim jacket.

I also mentioned experimented with moleskin and found that although the textures are nice, the colour didn’t take as well as the denim. I am super excited for this fashion portfolio because I’m excited to put my designs further into a different outcome. Again I feel like I could continue forever to experiment my designs in different outcomes.. in lifestyle as well as fashion and interiors. Visualising my designs in different outcomes, is making it hard for me to decide what kind of designer I am.