My first assignment for Lilla Roger’s “Portfolio Bootcamp” has involved collecting patterns from daily life then using these patterns to design a backpack and also other products if we wish. So I went out one day and I saw snowdrops, wild flowers and leaves, a Bohemian cushion and wall hanging decoration in a shop. I also saw floor tiles in a charity shop and some interesting patterns on the leaves in the Botanic garden’s glasshouse.
So I used these patterns to create this backpack and the patterns for other products. I pretty much never use a backpack in my daily life but I do use them what I travel, so backpacks will always for me be associated with travel. For this reason I illustrated products people will normally bring with them to travel and so I called this collection “Bohemian Wanderer”. There are some flower patterns on the products but they’re not actually flowers. They are from the floor tiles and sewing patterns on the cushions.
I had great fun with this project and will be creating more things like this in the near future.