Included below are some early ideas for Rey's homestead (before the idea of her living in a downed ATAT emerged). I didn't spend long in the art department - moved over to costume to help design Kylo Ren and ended up staying until the end of the production.
I thought Judi Dench would have made the perfect Maz Kanata and was the inspiration behind the nun-like one below.
Or 'Jedi killer' as we called him at the time. Andrei Rublev was the inspiration for the tight fitted hood and clothing-medieval but not in the usual way.
I can't claim to have 'designed' this as it was Michael Kaplan's idea to have a storm trooper made of chrome. I wasn't sure about it until I saw Phasma and it looked great. Dave Crossman suggested the Russian army style cloak- I didn't suggest anything just made it look cool.