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Victoria Marie Young

Illustration, BA (Hons)

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About me

Throughout my studies, I have developed a passion for lino printing and surface pattern design, leading me to a successful and most enjoyable final year of study.

After struggling to find my feet within the field of Illustration, I have developed resilience when it comes to facing challenging briefs, and allowed myself to not be embarrassed when it comes to making mistakes, which for me often turn into a “happy accident”. This new-found freedom to experiment lead to me developing a style and voice to my practice by combining my love of lino printing with digital methods, which has provided me with a strong portfolio, and great confidence upon completing my degree.

I now aim to produce a wider variety of work to enhance my portfolio, whilst bringing a breath of fresh air into the field of pattern design with my love for traditional print with a modern twist.

I have decided to showcase the two strongest projects of my final year: Flourish – A clothing upcycling kit designed to target issued cause by the fast-fashion industry, and a pattern collection designed for my self initiated brief based upon budgies and the the versatility of pattern. Both of these projects are built upon the use of lino prints, which have been digitally coloured and refined to produce individual elements which compose each individual pattern.

Budgie Pattern Collection Design

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Budgie Pattern Collection Design

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Budgie Pattern Collection Design

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Budgie Pattern Collection Design

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Budgie Pattern Collection Design

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Budgie Pattern Collection Design

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Flourish Pattern Design

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Flourish Pattern Design

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Flourish Pattern Design

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Flourish Pattern Collection Design

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Keywords: pattern design, lino print, surface pattern, printmaking, botanical, natural form


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