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The core of any great collection of pattern designs is a great story. Finding inspiration for your pattern designs and collections is a really important step that you shouldn’t skip over
When you’re creating pattern collections one of the decisions you need to make is whether or not you should reuse the same elements more than once within your collection. Now there are two completely different schools of thought here and it depends on what you’re using your designs for as to which road you’re going to go down.
One of the elements that you really need to think about and consider carefully when you’re creating your designs is colour. Having an understanding of colour theory is really important to know when you’re creating your pattern designs.
t can be really confusing if you’re new to designing learning how to go about selling your designs. You’ve probably heard about licensing designs but maybe you’re not exactly sure what the means.
What is licensing?
So first of all, licensing is essentially the leasing out of your design for someone to use under some set conditions that you have agreed for upon and there are lots of different ways that you can do this. But before I go into that, I want to compare licensing your work versus selling your designs outright.
One of the key skills of a surface pattern designer is learning how to create surface pattern repeats. Although you don’t always need to put a design into repeat it is a key skill that you should spend the time learning how to get right as it’s one of the key things that separates pattern designers from other designers.
There are 2 main things to consider when you are creating a seamless repeat and we’re going to have a look at what they are.
Creating pattern designs is only the first step in becoming a successful surface pattern designer. Once you’ve learned how to create beautiful designs, you’re going to want to start selling them. Before you do there are some things you should consider before you even start designing that will help you when you go to sell your designs. Here are tips to help sell your designs.
You have your work time set aside for you to be creative. Your workspace is ready, the house is quiet and then crickets! Your head feels void of any ideas and you just don’t know what to do or where to start. So how do you overcome artists block? Here are 7 tips
It’s really important as a designer to learn how to design to a brief, however, it’s also really important to allow yourself some time to work on your own personal projects. Here’s why you should do your own personal design projects as well as clients work.
What do you do when you’re designs aren’t selling?
You’ve put in endless hours of work getting a portfolio of work together not to mention the hours researching and gathering a list of potential companies and clients to contact and then all you hear is crickets! At this point, I’m sure you’re feeling exhausted, disappointed and frustrated. You probably feel like giving up.
But, don’t give up just yet! There are a few things for you to think about and consider first.
Do you love creating artwork by hand? Do you want to be able to put that artwork into a pattern repeat? Here are a few tips for you to consider that will make that process quicker and easier.