Ammie Liu


Class of: 2027

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Digital Design

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: This project aims to guide design students through creating their own textiles using digital textile printing. By exploring various styles and techniques, students will draw inspiration from nature landscapes, art and design history, architecture, and patterns of shape repetition to develop unique and visually compelling patterns.

I knew at the beginning of this project that I am going to design a pattern that is related to nature. During my research, I looked at a lot of different methods of designing a pattern. While reading a book about more contemporary and “abstract” patterns, patterns don’t have to created from an element that repeats each other. Hence, inspired by what I’ve noticed, I decided to create a more abstract pattern that can also stand alone as an image. The final design of my pattern came from an idea from a earlier sketch that I developed in my sketchbook, which is to rearrange the structure of the flowers to create something new. I decided to mirror a single flower two times, first vertically and then horizontally to create a shape that is no longer a flower but still obtains some sort of floral elements. I decided to push this idea of deconstruction even further by play around with the colors and blurring some parts of the structure.