Back in September, I took Make It in Design (MIID) Summer School class. Many of the surface pattern designers I followed on Instagram were graduated from MIID. That is the main reason why I took the class. I was curious on the assignments. As a designer, this is a good way to stretch my skills, connect with other designers and grow my portfolio.
Originally I registered for Intermediate and Advance Tracks, but ended up taking Intermediate only. Since this is my first time joining MIID. I had to familiarize myself with the work pace. Gotta say, it took serious commitment to focus on the briefs. I am glad for not being so ambitious about it. This is on top of my freelance projects, running an ETSY shop, and doing house chores;)
There are two briefs of Intermediate class that I had to finish. First is Pure Zen, where I had to design a calming, oriental, inspired pattern. I created a cherry blossom pattern in romantic approach with a hint of Zen. I called it Romantic Zen. What do you think? You can view the gallery of all participants here .
The second brief is Stripe Form: anything inspired by geometric, abstract blocking, borders, layering and criss crossing. I found it uninspiring at first. Many of my classmates thought so:( It took me awhile to "breathe" into the assignment, but I kept going, letting my hands loose drawing different lines. I called it Quilted Stripe. The abstract design is very versatile so can be applied to different product as you see on the mock ups below. Pretty fun project at the end:) You can view the gallery of all participants here.
All in all, it is worth of my time and money. Just another step to improve myself to be a better designer:)
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