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Learn some ways to improve your drawing skils

Pattern Design

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I can’t draw

Do you love the idea of being creative but feel like your drawing skills are inadequate?
A phrase I often hear from people is ‘I can’t draw or I’m not very good at drawing’.
You may want to learn how to create pattern repeats but don’t feel like your drawing skills are good enough so you stop that from letting you start.

How to find design clients

How to find design clients

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Are you ready to start selling your designs but have no idea where to start finding clients?
‘How do I find clients’ is one of the most common questions that I get asked. It can feel like a really overwhelming process when you’re first starting out.

How to get started as a surface pattern designer

Pattern Design

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How to get started as a surface pattern designer

A question I get asked by a lot by people is ‘how do I get started as a surface pattern designer’. If you’ve drawn to pattern and colour and would like to learn more we’re going to look at the process involved in creating surface pattern designs.

Creating Pattern Design Collections

Creating surface pattern design collections

Pattern Design

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If you’ve started creating lots of designs and you now want to start creating pattern design collections, there are a few things you need to think about before you start.

Feeling like you're not creative enough to be a surface pattern designer

Pattern Design

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Feeling Like You’re Not Creative Enough

Is fear standing in your way from doing something you love or are you feeling like you’re not creative enough? Are you wanting to follow your dreams of doing something creative?

Why it’s important to market your design business

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Business Tips

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Marketing is an essential tool for anyone who was their own business but it can seem like a huge mountain for people who are really creative and maybe don’t really have that drive to do the business side or the marketing side of their business. Learn why it’s important to market your design business

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Pros and Cons of a Design Agent

If you’re contemplating getting a design agent, you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea or not. Let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of a design agent.

Licensing Versus Selling Your Designs Outright

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Selling your designs

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If you are wanting to sell your designs you’ve probably heard about licensing and outright selling your designs. So what are the differences of licensing your designs versus selling them outright?

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Pattern Design

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Finding Inspiration For Your Pattern Designs

The very first step to creating successful designs is finding inspiration so researching and finding inspiration for your pattern designs is really important.

What Are Hero And Coordinate Designs?

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Pattern Design

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If you’ve started created collections of designs you may know that you need to include a hero design as well coordinate designs. But, what are hero and coordinate designs?