Art and Design KS3: A career in print design

Norfolk based designer Charlotte Beevor uses nature to inspire her print design via photography and digital design.

She talks about the career options available within design and her process, which includes a recognition that making mistakes is part of the creative process.

Charlotte explains the nature of working for herself and how she goes about creating work for sale.

Teacher Notes

This clip clearly outlines the process of creating a design, beginning with photographing nature and then showing how a photograph is developed into a realised design for a pattern to be used on objects for domestic interiors.

This could be used to inspire the pupils to create their own fabric and wallpaper designs.

The pupils could be asked to use digital cameras to record plants and natural forms in the environment of the school, or the teacher could supply them with a selection of house plants, flowers etc to draw or photograph as a starting point.

The pupils could then use tracing paper to simplify their ideas, creating more refined pattern designs which they could then realise in a number of ways as a final design using either painting or printmaking.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at KS3 in England and Northern Ireland, KS3 and GCSE in Wales and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.