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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


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


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


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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Pattern Design


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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Pattern Design


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.

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Design Software


Illustrator Or Photoshop For Pattern Designs?

The two industry standard programs for creating pattern designs are Illustrator and Photoshop.
So the big question is… should you use Illustrator or Photoshop for your designs?

Understanding A Design Brief

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Pattern Design


Using and interpreting a design brief correctly can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful design. So what is a design brief, what it is and why is it important?

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Pattern Design


What Is Your Signature Design Style?

Developing your own signature style is really important for a designer so you are able stand out with your own uniqueness.

What Size Should You Create Your Pattern Designs?

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Pattern Repeats


In this blog post, I wanted to come in and give you a quick answer to a question that I’ve been asked quite a lot lately and that is what size should you create your pattern repeats?