I love seeing the work of designers who are considered up-and-coming. It’s a chance to get across who the next, big-deal creatives are in the design world, and digital wallpaper is the topic we’re diving into today.
The captivating digital wallpaper designs you see in this post come courtesy of textile design students from Melbourne’s RMIT. The university is in its second year partnering with Design to Print; an online store dedicated to offering customised wallpapers, murals, printed panels, room dividers, flat-top furniture and more.
Digital Wallpaper from Next-Gen Aussie Designers
The partnership between RMIT and Design to Print is all about giving students the opportunity to work to a real brief, following it right through to completion. The final digital wallpaper designs are then available for sale through the Design to Print website.
They did a similar thing when I was studying at ISCD – having us design for potential real-world sale – and getting the chance to work to a real brief while you study was so, so beneficial.
The brief for this year’s project was a fairly relaxed one, giving the textile design students an opportunity to embrace their own creativity and produce something they could be proud of. I think you’ll agree from looking at the slideshow above that the results are pretty amazing (and that’s only a few of the designs).
Claire Beale, the program manager for RMIT’s Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) says that partnerships like the one the uni has with Design to Print are so important in getting the students working on live projects.
“Projects that showcase the skills of textile designers to a broad customer base are a great way to inform the public about just what it is we can do to enhance your life”.
Gianni Favaro and Mick Kass from Design to Print were present throughout the student’s journey to give feedback, advice and provide design direction when needed.
“It was a totally invigorating experience to be amongst such enthusiastic and talented young people with a passion to create and who are not afraid to explore their imagination,” Gianni said.
If you’re eager to look at more from these talented RMIT textile design students, you can click here to jump onto the Design to Print website.
Which is your favourite digital wallpaper design here? And would you use wallpaper on your walls at home?