As a final project, interns create a print or graphic t-shirt focused mood board, inspired by a current runway trend, runway designer, and/or artist. We were also given the option of creating a set of four patterns of our own conception and execution, to be printed and presented to the rest of the design team.
I chose my patterns to be themed around summer camp, focusing on conversational prints for juniors with lots of movement, a bold, graphic drawing style, and bright colors.
Tiffany went with a more abstract approach, painting beautiful brushstrokes and layering them on top of bold primary colors.
Seeing our original designs printed on actual fabric was thrilling! Since these patterns were our own work (versus work intended to be sold to clients), this was a great portfolio-building opportunity as well as wonderful job experience.
Working with Printfresh Studio was a wonderful experience all around. Many thanks from Tiffany and me to Whitney Sherman and Kimberly Ellen Hall at MICA for introducing us to Printfresh and therefore making this internship possible. And thanks to Amy and Leo Voloshin for graciously taking us on this summer, and to all the creative direction from all the designers who patiently worked with us!