Design Niche

Design Niche - student project

Lindsay - thanks for this class! It helped to confirm my niche.

 

My design focus areas are:

Pattern Design & Illustration

Print & Editorial Design

Package Design

 

My love has always been surface pattern design though I'm a complete beginner at it. The wrapping paper design on my cover image is my first seamless pattern, and it was a lot of fun to create.

 

Software and skills to learn/master:

1. Adobe Illustrator / Affinity Designer

2. Adobe InDesign

3. Drawing, Sketching, Watercolor

 

Design Theory:

  1. Typography Theory
  2. Layout Theory
  3. Photography and Photo Editing
  4. Sketching, Drawing
  5. Illustration

Short-term Timeline:

I was gifted Affinity Design, so that's what I'm learning right now. Loving it so far! My goal is to take 3 Affinity classes in Jan-Feb and get to know it really well, and have my 3 projects done by April.

 

Projects:

I want to create a baby crib sheet collection.

1. Main design for crib sheet

2. Secondary design for a matching blanket (or reversible quilt like this one)

3. Bumper and/or crib skirt

 

Fears:

I don't really know how to draw or sketch... So I'm trusting it can be a learned skill.  

 

Hopes:

I'm hoping to develop my unique design style within 1 year.

 

Dreams:

To license artwork within 2 years.