Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Final Pieces

I have completed my collection of Housewears based on the theme 'Full Bloom'. They a finished to a professional level and I could see them being for sle in a boutique, gallery or exhibition.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Bolton One Design Chosen!!

After the Bolton One presentations I was informed I was among the 4 designers whose work has been selected to be displayed throughout the building. Mine will no longer be used for tiles but more likely used on wall space, I am awaiting further consultations to define areas and techniques but this is very exciting news!!
As it is now artwork I don't need to worry about printing onto tiles so I can look back at my original more creative designs.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Bolton One

Today was the the final presentation of designs to the the Bolton One team, the meeting went well and hopefully we'll find out the chosen design soon. This is some of the designs I worked on as the module progressed, they resemble the essence I was trying to capture in the final wall designs. I was aiming to create a fresh, rejuvenating atmosphere.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Bolton One Project

I am currently working on design proposals for for the Bolton One building development. It is a one of a kind Health, Research and Leisure Centre. The designs are currently for the swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool and changing area. I think the experiences of pitching to potential customers is great experience of working to meet deadlines and how to deal with peoples requests. My starting point was combining natural forms with geometric pattern and bold colours.
I was selected in the shortlist and am now planning my presentation in April in an attempt to be selected. For work to be displayed in such a prominant feature of the local area would be a great accomplishment.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Contemporary Patchwork

After using a pale colour palette I decided it was not as modern as I would have liked. In the second semester I returned my focus to the colour palette and dyed up fabrics to suit the style I wanted.

These are some of my initial samples, I have decided to work towards Household products such as aprons, oven gloves, potholders and tea towels. I will update as these designs progress.

Floral Patchwork

I began a Floral project in the first semester of my second year, I combined patchworking with contemporary embroidery depicting floral images. I tried to choose more unusual imagery such as seed heads and the centers of flowers rather than typical outlines of flowers.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Digital Print

In my second year I worked on designs for digital print. The trend was Evolve, Devolve so I started combining drawings of birds and butterflies with barometers and overlaying bold geometrics. I started by creating collages with my owns drawings, patterns and bright painted papers.
 I then took these designs on to Photoshop to develope layout ideas and experiment thoroughly with colour. This lead to creating a series of fashion illustrations to demonstrate how these designs could be used.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Military Patchwork

I studied various World War artefacts for a Military assignment in my first year of university. The final result was a patchworked waistcoat, I took detailing from war time uniforms, badges and stamps, the striking purple was added to give it a contemporary twist.

Some of the developing samples for this piece included experimenting with patchwork, trialing different colours, fabrics and papers. It was at this stage I began adding sequins and beading to give a more luxurious effect to something that would otherwise be very formal.

Monday, 14 March 2011


Hi, I'm Emma and a student designer. I've decided to start this block as a way of documenting my work as it progresses. An online diary of sorts :)
My workspace :)