My Creative Process: Product Design2.6.15
Gathering Ideas I gain inspiration from a whole heap of unrelated sources - design, illustration, photography - I just look at nice thi...
Gathering IdeasI gain inspiration from a whole heap of unrelated sources - design, illustration, photography - I just look at nice things and let it all sink in. Eventually the pieces click together and an idea forms. There is no formula or sense to it, I just have to feel my way through a collection of unrelated sources and let new ideas develop independently. I actively avoid looking at other jewellery shops as there are a lot of crossovers in regards to design and it’s easy to feel as though it's all been done before. You've just got to put your head down and get on with it.
Drawing Rough SketchesWhenever I have an idea for a new design, I sit down and create (very) rough sketches. I note down the general shape of the design, it’s components and the materials I am thinking about using. I play around with the original idea and see how other combinations could work.
Discovering ThemesOften a clear theme develops - the designs are geometric or classic in style - and I can create them as new additions to one of the existing collections - Classics, Geometrics, Geological, or Rarities. Other times it takes a little work to figure out whether the designs could form a new collection. Since I do not stick to the tradition of releasing seasonal jewellery designs, launching a new collection of designs takes a lot of consideration.