This is another design I created for Make it in Design’s Winter School 2021. The trend brief was Quiet Shadows. This trend balances strength & endurance with delicacy and elegance.
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I was inspired by my own photos of shadows, silhouettes of natural forms, and the Japanese art of flower arranging, Ikebana, to create this mood board.
I chose a simple flower shape and several different widths of wavy lines as my motifs for this design. My color palette has warm oranges combined with desaturated blues and greens.
I created the pattern in Adobe Illustrator. I placed the wavy lines in the background and the flowers in the foreground, keeping in mind Ikebana’s principles. I added transparency to the flowers to blend them into the background a bit.
I added Quiet Blooms to my Redbubble shop on clothing, art prints, home decor, and phone cases.