I've been working on these three briefs over the past week or so, and I'm going to be submitting my final patterns today. I actually enjoy working to a brief, and I tend to create my own "briefs" when I'm creating patterns on my own. I like having guidelines, going with a certain theme, and creating a moodboard to help me start brainstorming ideas for patterns.
Soooo...here are my sketches, patterns, and some mockups from the three design briefs. I'm going to be choosing my favorite patterns to enter in the summer school classroom
Beginner's Brief #1: French Riviera
I ended up using a lot of the motifs I had already created for past nautical designs, and I'm pretty happy with the results. I think this would have been easier if I would have just created a design-not a repeating pattern, but I still think these capture the French Riviera tone.
Intermediate Brief #1: Meadowland
This was definitely my easiest brief to work with. I'm always doodling flowers, and I love how all of these dense, "meadowy" patterns turned out. I tried to work with color palettes that were different than my typical bright and crazy colors, and I think I captured the tone of nature and wildflowers.
Advanced Brief #1: Modern Pop Art
This was definitely the most difficult brief to work with. I don't have much (if any) experience with pop art design, but once I got my initial idea down, I got really excited about this brief! I actually love my final pattern. I think it's fun, has that "comic book" feel, and sticks to the brief well.
The first week of briefs was a lot of fun! I'm excited to see what next week brings. It's going to be hard for me to decide which patterns to submit, but I'm glad that I'm satisfied with all of my patterns that I've created. Thanks for reading!