This month the competition is all about designing Christmas wrap.
We would like you to consider what makes a great allover repeat pattern for Christmas wrapping paper. Is it a traditional foliage pattern, a cute character, a scene or photographic?
Play to your strengths as a designer and enjoy playing with scale, colour and repeats. Consider how your wrap will look on a roll and how a gift will look when wrapped in your design.
Look out for inspirational posts to help you on our blog over the coming weeks. We can't wait to see your festive designs!
I have previously entered a few Tigerprint competitions, and I haven't been very proud of any of the submissions I have done, and just did them so that I could complete a competition brief, and have more experience with them. With this brief I am only going to submit the patterns I am proud of, and think could win, or something that I would wan to put my name to.
I started to think about Christmas and what I think about Christmas. A lot of Christmas products recently are about presents and sweets e.t.c. With this brief I decided I want to go back to what I think Christmas should really be about, the natural joy, not simply about monetary goods and material things. This has lead me to think about the outdoors and the snow and the iconic snowman. This is something I want to explore with this brief, snowmen and the outdoors.
Also every Tigerprint brief advises you to look into current designs used in Marks & Spensers, this is becasue this is where most of their designs are. This is something in the previous competition briefs I have just ignored and thought that I wouldn't need to research into as it is such a short brief, but this time I will definitely be finding some current M&S designs.
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In the brief it states that the pattern could explore, colours, shapes, characters and scenes, therefore I thought I would start by looking into different Christmas scenes and draw out a few different ideas. Going with the ideas of an outdoors scene and characters I thought that I would start digitally creating a snowman.
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