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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

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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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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?

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Stand Alone Designs Versus Collections

Have you ever wondered if you should be creating one off/stand alone design or collections of designs?
A stand alone design is a one off design, so you haven’t created it to go with other designs or as part of a collection. On the other hand, a collection of designs is a group of designs that have been created to coordinate together and be very cohesive as a group.

Turn Your Art into Pattern Repeats

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Would you like to learn how to turn your art into pattern repeats? There are a few things to think about when you’re creating your art which will help you more easily create pattern repeats successfully.