Pattern Design Workshop: Create 3 Focal Point Prints in 3 Weeks

Hello! I'm Melissa and I live on the Central Coast of California with my husband and two kitties. I got my BA in Anthropology in 2007, was in the Peace Corps from 2009-2011. I realized I am happiest when I'm creating something so I recently went back to school again to study graphic and web design. I love to sew and all things vintage and so I am really excited about surface pattern design specifically. I took Bonnie's three Skillshare classes and was really inspired and I'm hoping to get some advice/ feedback as I develop my style and aesthetic. I would love to eventually have a career as a freelance graphic designer and surface pattern designer.

Here's my Blog: www.mintgreensewingmachine.com

My design portfolio site: www.melissaormondeguzman.com

Instagram:
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My three focal point prints are:

1. All Aflutter

Vibrantly colored pairs of lovebirds cuddle close among the sweet-smelling tropical flowers.

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In addition to the focal point print I created some coordinating patterns to round out the collection:

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Inspiration Mood Board:

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Sketches:

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Sketches after tracing over with the pen tool in Illustrator:

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Motifs:

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2. Up and Away

Feel the rush of the air as you soar into the clouds, embrace the excitement of exploring a bright beautiful world.

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Here it is an an alternate colorway:

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And here are some coordinates I created to go along with the focal point print:

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 Up and Away Inspiration Mood Board:

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Sketches:

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I traced my sketches into Illustrator by importing a photo and then tracing over with the pen tool.

Motifs:

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3. Party Line

Ring, ring! Hello? Call up some fun with a bright, kitchsy print featuring candy-colored rotary telephones. Hear the crackle of the voice at the other end of the line and make plans to meet your date at the drive-in.

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Some coordinates:

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Here's another colorway:

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Inspiration Mood Board:

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Sketches:

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Motifs:

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