Design Seeds roots

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i thought it would be fun to share with you the original journals which inspired the concept of the Design Seeds site.

these journals are from my time working at Ford in the color & trim department. i would journal color inspiration (found in everything from my travels to what simply inspired me) as a daily part of my creative process. these are the roots of my design career and the earliest inkling of what was to become Design Seeds.

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  • Erin Prais-Hintz

    That is so cool! I love to see the inner workings of inspiration. These are so marvelous and show a great sensitvitiy to color and style. Thank you for sharing, Miss Jessica. I can’t wait to see more!
    Enjoy the day!

  • jessica

    thank you Erin! … appreciated :)

  • Joyce


  • jessica

    @ Mom C :)

  • Kristen

    Jessica I LOVE your new site and especially the story behind it and I love reading more detail about your years of experience. I’m glad to see that you trademarked your name too! There are too many copycats out there! :-( I wrote about your site months ago (I like to think I’m a little bit of a trend spotter) and I am SO pleased that you are becoming more well-known (like with the article on Apartment Therapy today)! Congratulations! :-)

  • Michelle York

    So glad I found your blog Jessica. Love the photographs you find. I will definitely visit often.

  • jessica

    thank you Kristen … i very much appreciate your comment and kind words! it has been thrilling to see how quickly awareness for Design Seeds is growing since the site relaunch. thank goodness for early trend spotters like yourself in helping it all get to this point :)

  • jessica

    so glad you did as well Michelle … and thank you :)

  • Marcela

    This is so great! Congrats on your accomplishments!

  • NicoleD

    I love a good behind the scenes post, Jessica! Love it.

  • jessica

    thank you Marcela & NicoleD!

  • Sue Bulmer

    Hi Jessica
    I have just subscribed to updates for your lovely site and having read the post above about your sketchbooks I wanted to ask you whether you would like to be interviewed for my Skethbook Peeks blog feature which I run fortnightly on my blog wwwsuebulmer.blogspotcom I’d love to include your sketchbook pictures on the blog, and think it would have really broad appeal. I want to show how artists/designers/makers from many different disciplines use sketchbooks in their practice. the whole design and idea development on paper intrigues me and I love to see how others work. Let me know if you are interested. All you have to do is answer ten questions about your work and your sketchbook practice and send me about five or six photos, I’ll include links etc to website and blogs. Would love to have you on-board.
    Best Wishes

    Sue Bulmer

  • Chedva

    That’s amazing, Jessica. Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed this peek into your world.

  • jessica

    thank you Sue. please drop a line through the form on the Design Seeds site so I have your contact info & I can checkout your site.

    & thank you Chedva!

  • Elizabeth

    You are an inspiration! I wanted to apply for the job you posted on UW jobcenter, but could not locate an email to send you my cover letter and resume. As a fellow color/design enthusiast, I would love to join your team :)

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