I signed up to the “Make Art That Sells” (MATS) 6 month Bootcamp – one assignment each month (except for April as they have a five-week course in the middle) so a total of 5 assignments where you are given a ‘brief’ and a use of design use as well as other useful tips and info – the private Facebook group is very cool.
This is my submission – I did also do the February assignment but as I signed up just a few days before that deadline my design wasn’t very good – I may post that up later.
My other designs that I rather liked from all the doodles and sketches I did in the week before receiving it’s ‘use’ ie: bolt fabric.
A very quick mockup on products:
another design created whilst working on the ‘Jelly’ theme
a few other bits from the Jelly theme:
For the people not doing the 5 week course ‘we’ have decided to do our own assignment for fun… one member’s six year old son has given the theme of Underwater and it will be for dishware.
I have also decided to join ANOTHER online course – this one being with The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design Module 1: Designing your Way 5 week course which is more affordable for me right now and I think the other MATS course will be good to take once I get to a better level of work.
I’ve been eyeing these modules for at least a year and it started on Monday (24th March 2014) I signed up that night… I couldn’t help it. I need to find more work or sell more products in order to afford this lol.
I’ve added my shop links to my about page… hint hint hint 🙂
The Lilla Rogers “Make Art That Sells” Bootcamp started in February but I joined a few days towards the end of that month so I didn’t get long to work on the assignment.
They set a theme for members to doodle and come up with icons and this was ‘cuckoo clocks’ – later on they give it’s usage and this assignment was for an iPhone case.
These are my designs I came up with and I’m also trying to remind myself of how to use Illustrator as it’s been awhile – I know Photoshop really well so I find Illustrator easy to use on some elements and mind blowingly frustrating on others! ha
I entered this one in for the deadline but I really hadn’t finished the watch wearing cuckoo bird… oh well.
This was another idea that I didn’t get time to finish… it has elements that were a collection of ideas and then I rushed it… as the design changed those elements then didn’t make sense but that’s what happens when you sign up with the deadline a couple of days away.
I think I like the little birds who are coming into the mockup more than the other elements.
I’ve mentioned more in the other post on this blog about the bootcamp.
Here’s a link if you are interested in classes – the Bootcamp is just one option – they have two other courses to join and are more advanced.
This is a demo store for testing purposes — no orders shall be fulfilled. Dismiss