Moyo Directory – Launch of my brand new online portfolio!

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Moyo Directory - Launch of my brand new online portfolio!

I am very excited to be a part of the brand new Moyo Directory. You will now be able to view my online surface pattern design portfolio alongside many other amazing designers.

Check it out and support me by liking and sharing my page, many thanks: https://www.moyodirectory.com/cloudashmi

My style: I like to hand draw fun and quirky designs using black ink pens and different types of media, and then manipulate my designs by layering patterns and adding colour and texture through Photoshop and Illustrator.

If you would like to purchase any designs, discuss any design opportunities, commissions or licensing of my work, please email cloudashmi@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Optical Monochrome

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Optical Monochrome

Monochrome prints are massive this year, being seen across all types of products right now, however, this year it has been taken to a new level. Where we have seen just plain spots, checks and stripes in previous years, this year is a whole mixture of pop art inspired prints, with lots of optical imagery, unusual shapes and placements, and a combination of different black & white prints and illustrations mixed together to form different abstract textures.

Here are some monochrome prints that have caught my eye this week.

Colourful Architecture

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Colourful Architecture

During a recent mini holiday to Italy, I visited a beautiful island called Burano. The island is filled with lots of painted houses, showing a retro 70s colour palette, ranging from deep reds to mustard tones, in addition to sugary pastel brights such as pinks, mint greens and yellow.

The architecture in Burano is quite basic, however the simplicity is very inspiring, as well as the texture of the paint and bricks. There are many interesting arched doors, wooden window shutters, and tiled grounds to take inspiration from.

I have put a board together of photos that have inspired me for colour, texture, and shapes for a new geo print collection that I am working on.

Autumn Leaves

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Autumn Leaves

Autumn is just around the corner…

When I think of Autumn, the first thing that pops into my head are leaves. There are so many different types of leaves, that come in an array of colours when captured in different seasons. From burnt brown tones to rustic reds, and forest green tones to luminous lime. There is so much detail that you can take from a single leaf in design. For example, think about the silhouette of the leaf, the linear detail in the center, or any marks that are on the surface of the leaf.

I would like to share with you some images of leaves that have inspired me through my travels for colour, shape, detail, and texture.