BAUHAUS BOWTIES

Fibers Studio, Spring 2016: Designed and print collection derived from the Bauhaus movement of art, architecture, graphic design, weavings, furniture, and appliances. Constructed different silhouettes to enhance the design along with adjustable and reversible capabilities.

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sewing machine
  • Adjustable bowtie hardware and buttons  

THE "SUTTON" BAG

Intermediate Studio, Spring 2015: Designed a bag for the specific demographic of a young, budding-professional. The user manifested itself when I attended a school-wide career fair and I had to take my book bag in order to transport my portfolio, laptop, and writing materials. Since a book bag is associated with youth and "school aged" individuals, I felt very unprofessional and found myself wanting to prove my maturity. From this came the "Sutton" bag; a professional alternative for the young student or graduate on the go. 

Dimensions: Large enough for a 15" laptop among other professional necessities 

Color: Neutral palate using classic business colors such as navy, khaki, and gray

Texture: Canvas and denim for lasting durability and clean lines

Design: Outer pockets, inner organization pockets, key hook, shoulder pad, adjustable strap, magnetic closing fixtures, reinforced structure for strength 

Along with designing and constructing the bag itself, I also screen printed the the interior lining of the bag as well as the pockets and opening flap. The design for the pattern needed to be sleek and sophisticated but add some personality to an otherwise conservative bag. The geometric pattern was designed on Adobe Illustrator and then screen printed using acrylic paint. By overlaying light and dark gray diagonals I was able to achieve a dynamic and classic design. 

  • Outdoor Canvas
  • Denim
  • Zipper
  • Gold Metal Fixtures
  • Acrylic Paint


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