Over the past few months I have been heavily working on my Master’s coursework (Collaboration).
I was also fortunate enough to collaborate with a fantastic packaging designer from well-known supermarket during this. This was quite an exciting experience for me and I learnt a lot about the food industry and food packaging design.
In a consumer hungry environment, where brands have little confidence in being inventive I wanted to discover how the food industry works.
Throughout this we challenged how easy it is to copy leading brands by not following suit and instead decided to break the rules a little. Firstly we decided to both separately re-design a pack of Jaffa cakes; and tried to create something consumers would not usually expect to see on the shelves of a supermarket. This involved quite a large amount of work and only so much I can share online at this stage; however here’s a little sneak look at something I came up with.
A few weeks ago me, David and a few more graduates from the University of Chester art faculty were invited to speak to the undergraduates about our experiences since university, what we have been up to, and currently doing. This is now the second year I have attended and both have been quite successful.
I came across a competition on Print & Patterns blog a few weeks ago which was to design two patterns. In my job I have recently been introduced to designing patterns, and this is something I thoroughly enjoy doing. Only recently I have noticed a gradual improvement from when I first began working with patterns 10 months ago, to how I work now.
I wanted to create something trendy; therefore I based my designs around tribal patterns. These two pattern designs were mainly created based on my own personal taste in style and colours.