80 Free Patterns

I have created a selection of 80 Free Patterns that you can download for personal use. This is my first time sharing patterns, and I tried to create a vast range. All are based on simple shapes and vary in detail and effect. It did take me some time to work out how to make…

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My Design Process

As I near completion of my fourth class at University, one of the fundamental factors in all classes, is the design process. The design process refers to the steps you take to reach a final design. The way you approach this can vary between every person. My process involves; mind mapping/rough notes, research, inspiration, sketching,…

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My journey in digital art

As the year is winding down, I often feel it’s a time for reflection and consideration of time that has passed. I am currently studying Digital Design at university and thought it would be a good opportunity to share my journey creating digital art. From my early work in 2008 to my most recent in…

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Watercolour Practice

I am on holidays at the moment and wanted to spend some time practicing with my Derwent watercolour pencils.  There is something that is so beautiful about watercolour. The way the paint blends with the water and creates a unique movement and texture every time. I really admire artists that work with this medium and…

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Typography Practice

For the past 8+ weeks I have been studying typography. I have been learning valuable lessons on many ways to; express meaning, communicate clearly, organise information and how design has evolved (and continues to evolve). What I have found particularly fundamental to developing my knowledge has been both in exploring ways that words communicate to us, through…

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New Theme: Sweetly Curious

I finally did it, I finally made my own blog design for the first time in many years! The design is called Sweetly Curious and was inspired by the illustration that I made for myself (also featured in the footer of the design).  The Design The design itself really plays with three main colours; white,…

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Artprompt.xyz

I created a new website called Artprompt.xyz which is a very simple art prompt site, to hopefully inspire anyone who may be in a creative slump. I decided to make Artprompt.xyz because sometimes I don’t know what I want to design and I just want to be able to have a simple prompt. I had…

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ScanNCut

I recently brought a ScanNCut cutting machine, which allows you to scan and cut shapes and patterns with great precision and awesomeness. I have always fancied the idea of being able to cut out my own designs, to create stationery and stickers. I could do this by hand, but I have found my ability to be…

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Website Design Practice

I decided to spend some time today practicing website design and made some simple HTML/CSS layouts. For a long time I have felt overwhelmed with the idea of trying to create a website design. It felt like so much had changed, with ‘responsive design’ and having to make layouts work in all kinds of browsers. I…

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First class complete

I have completed my first class or unit for University and although I don’t have my total grade yet, I am pretty sure I passed. My first class was about 20th Century Design and I enjoyed learning about the events, movements and styles that shaped design, during the 20th century. For instance the industrial revolution that…

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Floating Elephant Fella

A few weeks ago I received a wonderful gift in the mail from the very talented Jess Racklyeft of Jesses Mess. It was so kind of Jess to send me a print of a very adorable floating Elephant, card and bookmark.

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