29 March 2010

Print Collection Evaluation ...



When working on this project I feel that my strengths lay in my prints and my weaknesses lay in my finishing’s as I could have put more work into them. As for time management I would say that I managed my time ok but could have managed it better. I made a timetable which I made on a weekly basis and planned my time week by week. I allocated my time to different areas of the project I had to concentrate on although I did feel that I got a but lost with time and spent far too long on some areas of the project. Throughout the project I felt very motivated and as the beginning I felt very motivated and had lots of strong ideas. I think that I felt as motivated as I did because I found what I was doing interesting and I was learning new things.  As for responding to advice I would say that I responded to it positively. New things were suggested which I responded to and I took new ideas onboard.  This didn’t always work but I did try. As for criticism I’d say I took it positively. If I hadn’t my work would have suffered. I would say that one of the stronger points of the project was my print designs. I spent a lot of time concentrating on this area of the project. I would also say my research was quite strong because I spent a lot of time concentrating on this as well. However I did make sure that I didn’t get lost with the research as this is a very easy thing to happen in the first process of the project. As for my weaknesses, I would say it was my development work. I could have done a lot more to develop the project and I could have taken a more experimental approach. I would say that my ideas development part of the project was quite strong and I had a good range of ideas to work from. As for resolving the final designs I found it quite challenging because I lacked in drawing work and found it quite difficult to create print designs from just photographic imagery. On future  projects I would like to try and manage my time better, I did make a time-table but I feel I need to come up with other ways to help manage my time. I have decided to present my work paper based on the form of a design portfolio and print out some of my designs at a larger scale to see how they would work life size. I feel that presenting my work like this will have a stronger outcome that if I present my work any other way and is more professional. I did want to digitally print my designs onto jersey, however I couldn’t access any jersey in the digital print room so rather than print on a different fabric I decided to print onto paper.

As for the testing part of the project, I contacted a number of designers and companies and asked them if they would be willing to look at my work and offer any feed back.  I also e-mailed a fashion editor and a fashion intern I have contact with. I had some very positive responses. and one company in particular said if my work fitted in with anything they were doing they would develop it for me. I also attended a meeting with the owner of a shop called ‘COW’. This gave me valuable insight and gave me valuable feedback on my work from this project. They liked my designs and I was told I could send my designs to the company and they would send me feedback, or if they designs fit in with anything they were doing then they would use them. I also entered my work into the ‘Threadless’ competition.

Overall I am very pleased with my collection of print designs. I feel that I managed my time very well and I feel that this has benefited my work.
 



 
Illustrations are just a few of many. Hope you enjoy.
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16 comments:

ellinelle said...

..wonderful job ..I really like it ..I like the cut of shirt in second pcture..and all the prints are so unique ..

Ellinelle

projectvee said...

wow, i really like these! :)

CMA said...

LOVING the illustrations
gorgeous
thanks for sharing darling
and thanks for the sweet comments, means so much!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Deborah said...

I reall like it !! it's great :)

x.

knalleffekt said...

wow, i like those prints

elledee said...

very cool

-marta said...

great job, these are awesome!
I love reading about your DIYs and stuff (:

Lucy Marmalade said...

These are lovely, amazing prints! You know, I always see printed shirts and wonder who designed them. You've got talent!

Miss Eve said...

Beautiful illustrations, fantastic job. Congrats.

Cheers: Evi

kim yau said...

these are amazing your really good
www.kimserface.blogspot.com xx

Anastasia and Duck said...

That very first printed dress, worn under a vintage Moschino white and blue paisley-patterned denim bomber jacket is exactly what the world needs right now.

xx
Duck

Pia said...

you are so talented!

Sophie. said...

Wow, you're amazing. I love your DIY stuff! It's an inspiration for me :) I wish I was that creative...

xx

dressed to please said...

nice blog honey. i follow you, i hope you follow me tooooo??? kiss ;*)

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

wow these are all amazing!

isabelle said...

great images hun
i might put them in a blog post if thats okay..
how did you do them?



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