‘Make It In Design’ Summer Camp – ONE

The Gallery for the first assignment for the ‘Make it in Design’ Summer Camp is on their blog showcasing everyone’s submission for each level.

I signed up to the Intermediate and Advance but only submitted for the Intermediate due to other work commitments…

click on the screengrabs below to visit the main gallery (I’ve posted the page with my work showing ;-P)

Make it in Design Summer Camp Intermediate 1

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There are loads so have a click through to see everyone’s work – if you click on an image you can go to their website/blog etc if they have provided a link.

There’s a huge mix of styles, levels and experience!

I love the Facebook group as people are so helpful and you can ask questions if stumped on something especially good for those who work traditionally and are new to the technology side (let’s face it, photoshop/illustrator can be a pain for people who have used it for years!!)

I generally use Facebook for different interest groups that I’ve signed up to – POD, licensing, design and business groups so I can keep learning and picking up tips that I would otherwise miss!


Uploaded some of the work I did last week to Society6 as I like the instant mock up ;-P

really do need to do my own mock-ups and start thinking of a range… no time next week though and not sure when I can work on the GTS 2014 either … gargh!

Society6 do Duvet covers now as well as shower curtains… I’m tempted.

My Society6 profile and products are here… LINK

Tribal Leaf Graphic Motif…

I signed up to “The Making it in Design School” Summer Camp which started a few days ago – I signed up to two of the levels but picked just one to work on as I have also signed up to the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014 which starts on Tuesday so that should keep me busy for a bit!

Make It In Design Summer School
Make It In Design Summer School
Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014
Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search 2014


I scanned a doodle and tidied it up and had a play… I do love pulling shapes out of other shapes and I can get carried away so I have to stop!! I seem to end up with a leaf shape all the time!!?!?

surface pattern design motif
playing around with a motif that has been scanned and tidied in illustrator.


Here’s some swim suit mock ups – the brief is for Retro Geometrics on Swim Wear (there are shorts too) and the colour palette was also chosen for inspiration.

I do like the bottom two … the bottom left needs changes to make it work… hmmm…

mockups on swimsuit - selection.
mockups on swimsuit – selection.


I decided to add some of the patterns to the Print All Over Me website to see how they look on different products – these are for sale so go check it out!


I will update with the final submission and link to the gallery which goes live later this week once it’s finally completed – I hope to submit today or tomorrow.


Procrastinating on the final piece for the summer school I went off on a slight different angle and got these…

layered leaf graphic motif
layered leaf graphic motif

I’ve decided to submit this one as I have other work to do and really needed to submit something by tonight.

pattern design on swim suit mockups
pattern design on swim suit mockups