Tag: Thinking

Blurry English Boys and Arnold

Blurry English Boys and Arnold

After a few chocolate bars, a whole chocolate donkey cake, and my mate’s chocolate dessert, fueled by sugar, I was finally ready to start with my designs for the other three major tournaments – Wimbledon, Australian Open, and French Open.

Another relationship in Falmouth

Another relationship in Falmouth

A few weeks ago I was given a project on designing for a brand. Well, apparently, creating objects you love is a bit harder when you have to consider how other people/brands might feel about it. I chose to design for Christopher Kane, hoping I…

CAD Jacket

CAD Jacket

Illustrator is not exactly something unfamiliar to me but, you know, one can never stop learning. In that respect, I feel I learned something quite useful today, so that will be the theme of my next blog post – how to quickly create a CAD image of a jacket you just came up with – what I actually did.

So first of all I decided on my silhouette and found and image on WGSN, showing a jacket of similar shape, although not made of the same material, as the one I designed and that was my template for the basic sketch.

I started slowly tracing off the right part of the jacket and then reflected that shape to the left side of the canvas, using the Reflect Tool. After a while I chose a color palette and added color to the jacket, using the Live Paint Bucket. Adding a few stitches where needed made my jacket look much more complete so that is how it actually started taking a decent shape.

Working on the same file for over half an hour made me a bit tired of the colors I had used and I felt the baby blue made the jacket look really pale and soulless. That made me change my mind and I combined my indecisiveness with one of the techniques we studied in today’s lecture – creating a clipping mask to give some texture to the garment. Personally I thought that woolen sleeves would look pretty cool, and the changes I made look like that:

Having a finished jacket did not actually feel so finished which made me try to give it some life by adding shades and wrinkles. First of all, I went back to the image I had chosen at the beginning and copied it to the same layer I was currently working on.

I started tracing off the areas where the fabric was wrinkled and reflected them to the left half of the canvas – it actually looked quite nice.

Finally, after removing the template image, my illustration looked the following way:

Not bad,actually…

Oliver McKenzie

Oliver McKenzie

Ape-Oli seemed to me to be really different as a brand because of its dedication to team sport and unity. With the statement Ubi concordia, ibi victoria.

Emily Wild

Emily Wild

Going through Emily’s idea, I realize she is trying to fill a gap in the market that is not as easy to fill as it sounds.

Izzie Crew

Izzie Crew

Someone who I noticed to have taken their brand to a really personal level is Izzie Crew. She relies entirely on her own experience and her own beliefs, which I think makes her product so special. Continue reading Izzie Crew

Izzy Lewis

Izzy Lewis

The story which Izzy has based her brand on moved me a little and I hope what I write is not too sentimental because it is project work after all. 

Lotty Gunning

Lotty Gunning

I decided my first interview post  to be about Lotty Gunning, as she was the first person I spoke to about their brand, although not the first person I interviewed.

Techniques for Design Thinking

Techniques for Design Thinking

 

 

Today we had a tutorial on Design Thinking that really inspired me and made me question who I actually am as a designer. After a few afternoons with tea and James Morrison music, and sportswear-american football-chocolate talks with my housemates, I finally came up with the three words that described both my presonality and my designer alter-ego.  Continue reading Techniques for Design Thinking