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Molly Brown Textile and Surface Design

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This is my ongoing creative Blog, also known as my 'Personal Development Plan' (PDP). It enables me to communicate my learning in workshops and lectures, what I find to be successful, what I think I need to improve on and so much more. 

Meeting with Carol Lake

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In researching placement opportunities, I came across the work of Carol Lake. Enticed by her beautiful and realistic floral paintings, I was eager to get in touch. After an exchange of phone calls and emails, we arranged a date to meet in her

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Working with Fashion

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Working in groups is always going to oppose disagreements and conflicting ideas. Throughout the BA2b unit I have developed my communication and teamwork skills. Working with fashion students was a little harder then I expected. Having little

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Choosing to digitally print

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To decide on my printing process I took into account many factors. My the prints were to illustrate my ability to paint, in doing this I wanted a process that captures the detail and plays to the paintings strengths. Additionally, designing for a

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My own interpretation and role

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As our group had made the initial decisions, such as our colour pallet and the concept being around Mental Health aftermath of human trafficking, I began to look at my own interpretation for print design. To do this, I began researching into the

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Our Manifesto

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In my new groups consisting of textile myself and 2 other textile students and fashion 3 students, we began researching to start our creative process. In our research we developed our own manifesto which we aim to keep to throughout the

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Rebel Tartan brief

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Today I was briefed on my newest project - Rebel Tartan. PurposeLiberation Kilt Company has designed a range of tartans symbolising contemporary social movements. The purpose of this project is to explore in a spontaneous and intuitive way various

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My collection of BA designs

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Here are some photographs of my sublimation printed designs. They all follow my group colour pallet; Blue red white and accent colours of gold, grey or metallic blue. These colours are true to the British Airways brand and administer

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Working in groups

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Throughout my collaborative project, I have been faced with situations I had not experienced before and with that I am becoming more confident and developing new skills.At the beginning of the project I particularly outlined the need to think

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Interchange - managing worries and anxiety

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I decided to participate in the student interchange and today I attended a workshop in managing worries and anxiety.I found the workshop very informative, I learnt what I want to get out of university and how I can prevent anxiety and worries from

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Competition entry

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I decided to enter the Bradford competition to build my confidence and to have the opportunity to display my work for others to analyse. My first board presents my development in using nature to inform my designs in my well-being project. Involving

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Group ideas and initial presentation

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Once briefed, it was time to get together as a group and start our creative process. To start the process, we decided to come up with the contexts that our designs could be used on; Seating, travel kits, pillows, blankets, uniforms, toilet surfaces,

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My role in the collaboration project

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Understanding what role I have in a group project is very important for my progression and development in the design process. It also allows the rest of my team to understand each others roles and to work together using our individual strengths. My

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© Molly Brown is a BA Textile and Surface Design Student at Norwich University of the Arts