PRINT & PATTERN SCHOLARSHIP RESULTS 2015
It's is time to unveil the winners of the 2015 Print & Pattern Scholarship for The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (ABSPD). We were thrilled to receive some amazing entries from applicants in 27 different countries around the world and had a wonderful time reviewing all of the applications. Entries were shortlisted by ABSPD co-founders Rachael Taylor and Beth Kempton, with final judging by myself at the Print & Pattern blog. There were so many fabulous designs that we couldn’t decide on just one winner, so we have decided to offer THREE full scholarships and SEVEN runner up prizes. Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone who entered. The three scholarship winners are:
Shannon Hays | Website – Chosen by Marie from Print & Pattern
I loved the hand drawn sketchy lines of the cats. They have sweet and quirky
faces that draw you in and the colour palette is fun for juveniles yet sophisticated enough for all ages.
Below : Mimi Hammill | Website – Chosen by Rachael Taylor from ABSPD
Here is what Rachel liked about her choice “I love the bold style of this design, combined with a striking colour palette. I particularly admire the innovative geometric twist and carefully balanced composition”
Below : Nina Nott – Chosen by Beth Kempton from ABSPD
"I loved the bold use of contrast, the colour palette and the hand drawn elements. This piece really leapt out at me as original and intriguing - I can't wait to see more from Nina."
Congratulations Shannon, Mimi and Nina - who are the winners! Get ready to launch your surface pattern design career. You each win: A free place on Modules 1-3 of The Art & Business of Surface Design:
Module 1 - Designing your way,
Module 2 - Creating your professional identity
Module 3 - Monetising your designs
Plus 90 days free access to leading trend forecasting site WGSN and opportunities to feature on the Print & Pattern blog, MOYO magazine, and the Make it in Design website.
The Runners up The following seven designers were also so impressive that we decided to offer more prizes. All of you will receive a free place on the ABSPD Module 1 class that is starting on January 12 2015 They are :
Below : Anette Heiberg | Website
Below : Anne Lehman | Website
Below : Clare Loveday |
Below : Josephine Kibuka | Website
Below : Kathleen Uno | Website
Below : Metka Hiti | Website
Below : Tjarda Borsboom | Website