As this is a project about my personal and professional development, I thought a good way to brand myself is as personal as I can without going too far for it not to be professional. One way I could achieve this is through use of design, as many others have done. I would like the design to not only reflect my style but my interests also.
One of my favourite designers and influences is Orla Kiely, I like the use of simple shapes and bright colours she uses in her work, because of this, her designs can be recognised instantaneously. They have a reflection of 1970’s style homewares, although they are brought into the present and used on a range of things (cars, radios, shoes etc,).
I designed a pattern in my sketchbook using circles and replicated this on Illustrator. I used one of my favourite colours in a few tones and its complementary pairing of orange.
Further structure with colour.
First design – too busy, middle section with inverting orange and teal leaves are too busy along side the other pattern.
I expanded the design and changed the lines to a colour each. This makes the design more inviting.