Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Playlist patterns #3 Patti Smith 'Because the night'

This is my latest design for playlist patterns along with some initial drawings and sketches. I find myself sometimes struggling for a starting point, this one took a while but I found myself drawing triangles and abstract shapes fir this design, it's quite a 'busy' song and for me has a very retro 80s feel to it so I wanted to reflect that in my design. I found myself taking a lot of influence from Lucienne Day recently, she is one of my favourite designers and I find her work so inspiring and I think this shows through in this design.

Friday, September 30, 2011


Once again it has been a while since my last post! The past couple of months have been pretty hectic, filled with a friends wedding, festival antics and a rather lovely and inspiring trip to Rome and so its been difficult to fit much work in! However the next Playlist Pattern design is complete and will be posted on here shortly, but in the meantime I will post a little project I worked on for my friends wedding gift, I wanted to do something a little different so I designed a tea towel for them. Was rather chuffed with the outcome and am hoping to get some of my recent designs printed onto tea towels in the near future.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Playlist Patterns #2 - Feist 'The limit to your love'

The new Playlist Pattern is now online and my latest design is below. I discovered flickr earlier this month and found a whole wealth of visual inspiration on there and found it really helped with a starting point to work from as initially I was struggling with ideas. I felt the song had a really chilled out and summery feel so I wanted to reflect that in my design by using muted colours, I also wanted the design to flow to reflect the imagery of falling waterfalls. I felt I could really relate to the lyrics which conjure up great imagery.

The next song is Jo's choice: Because the night by Patti Smith which will up around mid September. Looking forward to getting started on this one!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I fear it has been far too long since I last posted on here after my original intentions of being a blog queen, so I thought it was about time I posted a bit of a update. I have been very busy over the past few weeks due to starting a new job and spending every spare moment of my non working time sewing what felt like a mountain of bunting for a festival I attend every year, thankfully that is now complete and I can once again concentrate of my design work for playlist patterns with the next design due around the 16th of July. So far I have a few Ideas and sketches which I will be posting soon, however in the meantime I thought I should start posting some of my other design work.

This is a design I produced for a recent Joseph Joseph competition, the brief being to design a new worktop saver for their collection that was bright and had a link to food, unfortunately I didnt win, but had fun playing around with kithcen utensils!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Playlist Patterns - Alternative Design

This is another design I created for the Playlist Patterns Project, there is a line in the song about 'riding a bike down to the sea' so I got to drawing bikes and then abstracted them, hence the bike wheel shapes in this design. I feel fairly happy with both designs I've produced, but I felt the other design worked better at portraying my interpretation of the song. I'm so enjoying designing again and am excited by what I can do next. The next song for the project is my choice 'Feist - The limit to your love' so hopefully I will be posting some ideas for that on here soon.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Ok, so this is my first ever blog and my first ever post and I really have no idea what I'm doing so please bare with me!!

The main aim of this blog is to showcase my design work and hopefully build up some sort of online presence. Recently I have been been working on a pattern design project called Playlist Patterns with two of my good friends Jo Fallon and Jen Atkinson in a attempt to share our love of design and music and a opportunity to motivate and encourage each other along in the design process. The theme of the project being a pattern design inspired and based on a song - every two months we will choose a song then produce a design in response. The first song was chosen by Jen; 'I speak because I can' by Laura Marling. Above is my final design...