Some of the most thrilling moments in my daily life are those when I receive samples of the product I’ve designed.
Adrenaline addicts you should try this one!
But first, we are going to rewind to the very moment creation starts. Often, I start with a collage or illustration. Not always, but starting that way, I feel like I’m telling the story. And each time I’m trying to bewitch my listeners:).
I regularly use patterns to create collages and illustrations. Sometimes those I already have, or ones created just for the purpose.
What I really, really love about making collages is putting almost incompatible patterns and surfaces together, in order to make some quirky harmony out of them.
Next, I play with patterns (oh, I love it!), create new ones, adjust some of them, trying different color pairings… to make a new pattern collection.
Usually, I do have preferred market when I create collections. So, when I finish a collection I make mockups just to see how it fits. That is hugely exciting for me, so no matter if it is in the middle of the night, I can’t sleep till I see that new cushion!
Then, sending designs to the manufacturer and receiving the samples! Happiness itself! (Ok, I could be angry with myself and whole the world if I don’t like them).
And now, forward to photo shooting.
Like that part a lot! I used to do styling for home décor photo shootings for years, and now it’s such a pleasure to work with my own products! What makes it even more pleasurable is that I work with people I know and love. Luckily they are beautiful, full of good energy and with great attitude. All of these make our photos spontaneous, funny, beautiful and inspiring (hope so!)
Now, I only wish you are bewitched!:)