The Art of Designing in Collections

The Art of Designing in Collections - student project

Phase 5 - Collection Logo

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Refining Colour

I literally made about 40 versions of the red one (ahhh!!!!) but I think these are finally looking a bit better! They now work in greyscale. I'm still wondering if the blue one lacks in contrast, even though it's visible in greyscale?

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Here is how they sit amongst the rest of the collection.

For the first colourway, I added two new colours to the palette. I changed the blue in the blue and yellow arrowy pattern to match the new blue in the red flower pattern to tie it all together a bit better.

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Second colourway.

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Phase 4 - Bio and Photo

I found it so difficult to write a bio about myself! I will probably go back and update both in the future but here they are for now!

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Sara Rain is a surface pattern designer with a passion for colour and pretty things. Born to a Japanese mother and British father, Sara has strong ties to both cultures and communities. A love of travel, dancing, food and most importantly friendships, drives Sara to create vibrant designs which are fuelled by love and evoke a sense of familiarity.

Follow Sara’s creative adventures on Instagram @hellosweaterclub.

Phase 3

This is the same collection of patterns I posted last week but I've tweaked the scale a little bit. Bonnie, I'm not sure if it still lacks contrast in scale? Also, do I need more neutrals in my colour palette?

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This is the second colour way

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A closer look at the patterns in their second colour option.

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Please let me know your thoughts! I would like my collection to be the best it can be so I'm open to honest criticism! Thank you :)

Phase 2

Collection Title:  'Mi Casa es Tu Casa'

Inspired by the warmth and hospitality I felt on a trip to Mexico. A phrase I heard over and over again was 'Mi casa es tu casa', which translates to 'My home is your home'. 'Mi Casa es Tu Casa' is about the connections I made with people, despite the language barrier and how people shared with me their homes, food, passion, love of colour and rich, vibrant culture.

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Sara Rain
Surface Pattern and Illustration
Teacher