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Surface Pattern Design Terms Explained — Sketch Design Repeat

Understanding common pattern design terms as a surface designer allows you to talk confidently with companies and potential clients who are interested in your art licensing portfolio. We’re discussing the 10 most common terms like coordinate pattern, half drop repeat, and more.

Gift Wrap - Succulents — Ampersand Design Studio

Ampersand is where color and pattern come to play. Art & Design Studio & SHOP in KC! For licensing inquiries: hello@ampersanddesignstudio.com

Trend Forecasting for Visual Creatives — CatCoq

I've been licensing my artwork since 2014 and have sold over 1,000,000 products with my designs on them. The reason I've been able to sell so much of my artwork? Trend forecasting. I have learned how to forecast upcoming popular trends and capitalize on them to create profitable designs with mass ap

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Artwork — Elizabeth Olwen Surface Design

We love collaborating and seeing pattern & product come together in perfect harmony. We celebrate the products we’ve developed, and constantly dream up ideas for new ones. If you think we’d work well together, we’d love to hear from you. Here are some of our most successful collaborations.

Nazca, Atacama

Overview Graphic patterns and shapes repeat freely to reveal a contemporary take on ancient motifs and symbols. Taking inspiration from the Nazca Lines and geoglyphs – large designs produced on the ground by nature’s landscape – the distinctive abstract pattern emanates a sense of fun and character. Measurements • Each roll is 20.5" wide x 11 yards long • Repeat: 25.19", straight Additional Notes • 2-3 week lead time. • This is a "non-woven" type wallpaper, which is highly durable and easy…

Katy Welsh - hand printed

Today it is our honor to share these breathtaking hand-printed patterns created by Katy Welsh. Katy writes, “I am in my final year at Leeds college of art studying printed textiles and am really excited to see what the future has in store!” We’re excited too, Katy!! In terms of her process, Katy writes, “Colour is my main focus, I really like to mix and match to create experimental and bold palettes which I use across my collections. My […]

Creating a Pattern Collection: Pattern Repeat Types — Procreate Digital Art and Pattern Design

Today I am continuing my Creating a Pattern Collection blog series and will be discussing the types of pattern repeats and how they are created in Adobe Illustrator.

Pattern Design for Products — Elizabeth Silver Surface Pattern Design

Repeating prints and patterns for licensing from the portfolio of freelance surface pattern designer Elizabeth Silver. All images ©Elizabeth Silver

Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

In this class, you'll learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad. I'll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you! When you watch this class, you'll get all of the tools I use to build my pattern collections including four pattern mockups that you can use to display your patterns, 8 quilt squares that you can use to test out your patterns as a set, and my collection builder template…

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If you are interested in surface design, seamless/repeating patterns are a must on your portfolio. But creating professional looking patterns is not something everyone is aware of, especially when it comes to using only your iPad. In this tutorial, you will learn how to design a repeating pattern or a seamless pattern in Procreate 5X. Until now, creating a pattern in procreate was not an easy process.
My guest today is Bonnie Christine. A highly successful surface designer & artist. She is a perfect example of someone who has totally nailed her "come from" early in her development. Bonnie’s art, life, & business are all elegantly tied together with the most beautiful thread of creativity. I believe this conversation will be helpful for anyone interested in making a more vibrant, creativity-centered life. So join me as Bonnie & I dive not only into the world of surface design but life design.