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In this blogpost, we’re going to look at the scope of work and different jobs you can have as a surface pattern designer.
When most people think of surface pattern design, they will probably think of designs on fabric but you can apply your pattern designs to lot of different surfaces. The scope of a surface pattern designer is far greater than designing just for fabric.
Are you ready to put your designs out there and start getting work? Are you unsure of what to put into your portfolio? They are two common questions that can be stumbling blocks for those of you who are new to design and are wanting to start working within the industry.
Have you created a pattern design and it’s not working and you can’t figure out why? There are a few common mistakes that people make when creating surface pattern designs.
One of the questions that people ask me a lot is ‘how do I get my work in front of clients and seen in front of clients?’. You need to start off by doing research and coming up with the list of customers/clients that you want to contact. You then need to find out the contact details for those people so that you can then start the process of sending your work to them. But, you want to do this in a very systemized way.
Today I wanted to come in and talk to you about being visible in your design business and why it is actually a good thing to do even though it can be really, really confronting. If you are creating pattern designs and you are wanting to get your work out there and being seen so you can start selling your designs, you’re probably on social media promoting and sharing your work.
If you’ve started creating pattern designs, you may want to move on to the next step of turning those designs into pattern collections. So what should you include in pattern collection?
Today I wanted to come in and talk to you about the benefits of creating colourways of your designs. A colourway is a design that is created in an alternate colour palette to the original design. So essentially you’re going to keep the design elements the same and it’s just going to be the colours that change within the design.
Do you have some designs sitting on your computer that haven’t sold? Or do you love a particular design and would like to be able to reuse it again but in a new a refreshing way? We’re going to look at tips to update old pattern designs
Having the wrong mindset can really hold us back from being a successful pattern designer. One of the comments I often hear from people is that they’d love to be able to create patterns but they just don’t feel like they are good enough to do it or they don’t have the drawing skills.