It's day 2 of Meet the Designers: Employee Design Challenge edition! Read on to learn more about four designs created by members of the customer service team, floor operations team, and a Spoonflower Berlin marketing team member.
Liz : Customer Service Advocate
Design : Scattered Ferns
What was your inspiration for the employee Design Challenge?
The inspiration for my Staff Challenge design came from the wooded acreage surrounding the tiny offgrid cabin where I live with my husband. The plants and animals in our woods are just starting to come out of winter hibernation, and I wanted to capture that in this year’s design. I started by writing down some ideas for the theme of my design. Then I went outside and took some photographs of the things on my list.
What technique did you use to create your design?
I edited the pictures in Photoshop, and used the filter gallery to abstract the plant shapes. Then, I created several versions with different placement and color options and uploaded all the versions to my Spoonflower account, and then entered the one I liked best! I'll have multiple colorways in my Spoonflower shop soon!
Scattered Ferns by Liz
Andrea : Floor Operations Team Member
Design : abstract honeycomb
How did you make time to create a design for this week's challenge?
I didn't have much time to make something complicated so my son and I just grabbed some acrylic paint and went crazy!
Did you use any other programs to edit your design?
I took a picture and adjusted the color in Photoshop and then created a honeycomb pattern and meshed the two together.
What was the inspiration for your design?
The honeycomb was inspired by the upcoming spring weather, and I used blue because it's my favorite color!
abstract honeycomb by Andrea
Allie : Head of Marketing, Berlin
Design : Funky Fresh Floral
Allie, winner of the 2014 Employee Design Challenge, uses a sharpie and a sketch pad to get her design started!
The colors in your design are so bright! What inspired you to use such vibrant colors?
For this year's staff challenge, I wanted to do something colorful and funky as I'm super excited for winter in Berlin to be over and spring to be here!
Funky Fresh Floral by Allie
Paula : Floor Operations Managing Supervisor
Design : Picassew
What was the inspiration for your Spoonflower Employee Design Challenge?
Picassew was done in my friend's sewing room while I was visiting her- it is hiding lots of common sewing tools within. It is inspired by cubism and was my very first attempt on a Wacom tablet!
Picassew by Paula
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