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How do you make sure your patterns repeats are seamless?

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.

How to overcome artists block

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

7 Tips for Answering a Design Brief

The most efficient way of designing is to have a brief to follow. This is especially true if you’re designing for a client but is also important if you’re designing for yourself or your own products. It will save you a lot of time, keep you on track and get results a lot quicker. Here are 10 tips for answering a design brief. 

Tips to finding your signature design style

Finding your own unique signature style is really important to help you stand out as a designer but to many of us it can feel like an overwhelming task. This is especially true of those just starting out. You may even be asking what is a signature design style and more importantly how do you find yours. I’m going to break it down a try a make it a little easier to understand by giving you some tips to finding your signature design style.

The Design Process Made Simple

As a designer, there are so many different ways to work. It may often look from the outside like a designer just sits down and comes up with amazing designs but there’s obviously more to it than that. Although everyone will approach their work slightly differently there’s a general design process that will usually take place. So let’s break it down and look at the design process made simple.

3 Most Common Surface Pattern Design Mistakes

There has been a real appreciation for surface pattern design in the last few years and we are seeing lots of designs out there with the rise of social media but not all of those designs work or look good. So, why is it that some design look great while others miss the mark? Let’s take a look at the 3 most common surface pattern design mistakes.

4 Quick Tips For Creating A Successful Design Brief

In order to become a successful and adaptable surface pattern designer, it’s important that you learn how to follow and write a design brief. This is not only essential if you’re designing for a client but also if you’re creating your own design ranges. By having a clear understanding of your brief before you start you will save time in the long run by being able to arrive at a successful outcome more easily. 

5 Questions You Must Ask Before Starting A Design Brief

Before you start designing it’s really important to have a very clear vision of what is required. This is especially true if you are designing for a specific client or with a specific outcome in mind. Let’s face it, who wants to waste time creating a design only to find out that you were on the wrong track from the beginning. To eliminate this happening, we’re going to take a look at 5 questions you must ask before starting a design brief.


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