retouching & textile print
During this contract I worked with the Print Design Team with my main focus being the generation of ideas and producing designs for special projects and collaborations as well as technical tasks such as preparing digital artwork for manufacture.
The digital designs I created for this collaboration with The Rug Company were for needlepoint wall hangings and floor coverings based on the project concept ‘Love’. I developed this composition using imagery from the Paul Smith archive and it contains a mixture of oriental style birds, ornate swirls, and illustrative flora and fauna.
Additional work included liaising with copyright lawyers / manufacturers / photographers, creating mood boards, recolouring, editing/proofing artwork for print, creating repeat patterns, archiving, developing automotive fabrics and fair visits for inspiration.
Special projects included this print created for the inside of the boot for the iconic Paul Smith mini. Working with the Art Director, the print I created uses a Trompe l'oeil artwork style and echoes the British heritage brand values.
Working closely with the photographer, my work focussed on Photoshop compositing techniques to create patterns and compositions that I then engineered to product templates in preparation for production. Products included Men’s bags and wallets for the Autumn / Winter Season.