Entries in Washi Tape (2)
Finally done with the exterior! Took about 2 weeks to get to this point. Photoshop rendering is very time intensive since shiny objects are not my strength.
The theme started with the thought of applying Japanese masking tape prints and colors. And that is exactly how the design process started, just playing around with layering tapes. While playing with different combinations, I got overwhelmed with options. What I was missing is thinking about the customer and a mood board, which is how I usually start a project. Once those are solid, I can narrow down a direction to proceed.
Here's a peek at my new self exploration project - a makeover of the Nissan Figaro.
With an itch to work on a car project again, I decided to use this classic design as a base.
Concept for limited edition Nissan Figaro.
Design can include new color, accessories, and interior.
I have a 2 general directions in mind, but the first one is inspired by super cute and colorful Japanese masking tapes (washi tapes). Pictured is one of my first "sketches" using washi tapes. It's a fun and quick way to play with possible concepts, just like how car designers use thin crepe tape to draw lines.
So what is the point of this and the Nike x Cath Kidston self exploration project? Simply to have fun on areas/products I enjoy and demonstrate my strengths.