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Seton Hall University 2-D Design and Color students created patterns for use in the home, gift, stationery and textile markets. Illustrations were made in pen and ink, then digitally manipulated and colored in Adobe Illustrator. Students were asked to create an overall balance of shapes and color with no single focal point or element pulling the eye or causing visual tracking. They chose from a variety of layouts or "repeats" including "tossed," "directional," or "multi-directional," depending on the design's intended end-use. Students were also asked to try the pattern in two different "colorways." Some students created a "coordinate" pattern to pair with their main design.