Here's my first project from my design class, taught by Chris Harman.
My first "problem" was to create a geometric pattern using cut paper.
First, I sketched a BUNCH of designs, before deciding on using a repeating triangle. I created the final design in Illustrator.
Then, I cut out the triangles from black and white paper. When I first did the project, I accidentally used an off-white paper, and it was very noted in class critique. So I redid it using pure white and black.
After we had a black and white version, we had to repeat the design using colored papers. I used a pink-ish tinted paper and some vintage patterned wallpaper I had leftover from another project.