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Spring Fling

Hey guys!! My name is Danielle and I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and beautiful 5 year old little girl.  My love for design has always been a part of me and after HS I decided to pursue fashion and went to the University of Georgia to get my degree in Fashion Merchandising.  Shortly after graduating my husband and I moved to the city and our little Chloe arrived six months later.  Although I had a degree in Fashion Merchandising, I couldn't quite figure out what exactly I wanted to do with my degree.  All I really knew was that I wanted to create something/anything. I then decided to stay at home with Chloe and really try to focus on what it was I wanted to do with my life as a designer.  I dabbled here and there with many different hobbies and taught myself how to use the Adobe Suite here on Skillshare and other online mediums.  I opened an Etsy shop in early 2014 (www.shoppapergarden.etsy.com) selling wedding invitations and accessories and still run that business today!  

As much as I LOVE creating stationery and invitation accessories for my shop on Etsy, there's still so much that I want to learn!  I didn't really know that SPD was a thing until about a year ago, and the second I took Bonnie's class I KNEW that this was exactly what I wanted to do!!  Not only does it go hand in hand with the degree I got from UGA, but it also opens up so many other doors and exciting opportunities that I dream of accomplishing in the future! Surface Pattern Design has really inspired and excited me in so many different ways and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

The pattern I designed for this project is called Spring Fling.  Spring is my favorite season for a lot of many different reasons:  Birds chirping, flowers blooming, leaves blowing, and especially the warmth of the sun after long cold winter!!  

My mood board was one simple picture I found on instagram of someone's delicious looking birthday cake (typical of me).  Not only are the colors in this photo beautiful, but I also knew that my florals would look so beautiful in this color combination as well.

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Below are the vectors I created for this project.  I drew them all in illustrator as that's what's more comfortable to me.

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Below are a few color-ways of the final pattern.  Thank you for the encouragement, Bonnie!! I really enjoyed taking your class!

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Mock-Ups:

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