There’s lots of opportunities to get your design work out into the public sphere and entering competitions is one of them. There are so many competitions available and it’s good to take a moment to consider what you are trying to achieve by taking part.
I decided to take part in the Wraptious competition this year and although I didn’t make the shortlist, I was really pleased that I received such a positive response to my designs. So, why did I do it?
Well, there’s a number of things I wanted to achieve:
- give myself confidence in my own designs – very important. Fear is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome; will anyone like what I’ve done? is it good enough? It only takes 10 seconds of courage to get over your fear.
- Say “Hi, this is me and what I’m capable of” to a design company. Starting to get your name, brand and designs out there might lead to other companies contacting you.
- Receive feedback from people; in a competition this is usually done through votes, and I was really pleased with the amount of comments I received on these designs.
- If you are shortlisted or win, it forms part of your CV.
So, if you are a budding designer, have a look on the web for design competitions and take that first leap of faith, you never know, you might surprise yourself!
Here’s my competition entry for this year’s Wraptious competition – the collection is called Geo-Hieroglyphs.
These designs where aimed at a teenage/young adult market. Fresh and saturated colours to brighten up a bedroom or sitting room.
I can’t tell you how soft and velvety (is that a word!) these cushions are, so tactile, you can’t help but stroke it. They are made from Vegan Suede (this is made from microfibre) and it is just so soft to the touch; very comforting and cosy.
These designs are available for a few more days, so if you fancy having any of these, please click the link HERE to go to the Wraptious website.