I've recently joined Patternmash - a monthly creative challenge, where you're set a brief based on a specific theme and series of images. I thought it would be a great way to help build my portfolio of pattern designs, and to take me out of my comfort zone by following briefs which I wouldn't necessarily choose for myself. The first brief I received was Azulejo - the famous patterned tiles found in Portugal. Interestingly I'd already started #the100dayproject and my first few designs were inspired by Portugese tiles so this one was a pretty good fit!
Patternmash provide mood boards (such as the ones above and below (c) Patternmash) and a colour pallet along with weekly inspiration emails throughout the month and guidance on requirements for the designs.
I really enjoyed working on the project. Here are the 6 designs I submitted at the end of the month.
I joined as a premium member which means that I also get feedback on my designs, which is really beneficial. To find out more about Patternmash and to see my designer profile visit their website.