The Palettes You Love.

I’ve stated many times on this blog that I spend a great deal of time with graphic designers.  Color ways, typefaces, mood boards, all that good stuff, it’s all part of my everyday life (weather I want it to be like that or not).  But because of that, I have a special appreciation for well thought out design.  I came across a site yesterday called ‘Design Seeds’, and on it, I saw the work of a woman named Jessica who (among other things) breaks down photos into their most prominent colors.  That’s the most basic way to describe it, but if you want a rundown on Jessica, just read below, and to see more of her work, just click right here.

My love (okay…passion) for color sprouted at a very young age. I played with color markers (my favorite colors of course) as action figures and loved melting Crayolas into different hue sculptures. We would go to the Detroit Auto Show every year, and I would cut up all the brochures and create my first mood boards by collaging the images to cover my bedroom door. Fast forward decades later… having worked as a car designer, shoe designer, color & material specialist and forecaster (hmm…could see that all coming from my earliest days)… my love of color was actualized through my biggest joy of life… my daughter’s name {Ruby Joy}.

Beginning in art school (and throughout my design career), I have journaled color palettes and inspiration. The earliest of my journals were compiled in a sketchbook with pantone chips and dymo label callouts…the design seed blog is a modern interpretation of my original journals.  It is my pleasure to share with you my journey and inspiration as I continuously track and forecast emerging colors and palette combinations.


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