2018 - a year in review
2018 started with a vision of having colleagues & ended with a promise of the same. I spent the year growing and cultivating both my company & connections in a million ways and becoming a bit wiser about running a pattern design business.
2018 was the year when I:
Designed around 40 new patterns & 3 pattern collections
Built & published my own pattern bank for my clients
Taught 2 new courses on Skillshare
Started a newsletter
Shared over 40 blogposts, tutorials, articles and creative tips
Published my first e-book
Founded Swedish Pattern Society
Announced my biggest pattern collaboration yet
This years business highlights:
New pattern designs
If you’re a company in need of prints for your products I have created a pattern bank with nearly 100 pattern designs to browse.
New illustrations of 2018
Courses published this year
2018 has been my most successful year so far when it comes to teaching. I’ve been blown away by the response and great reviews.
The year started with a bang with the results of the course on how to make Indian Florals that I published just before Christmas. Then I ended it the same way by posting another classic pattern design course on how to create Paisley patterns.
In between I launched my third course about coloring with markes together with a free mini colouring book Shoes!. Which is also available as a full e-book version in my web shop.
I’m so grateful for all my students - nearly 6000 - that have watched my courses and posted 55 (!) projects so far.
Digital product premiere
This year I published my first e-book - Shoes! - but definitely not the last…
It includes 15 shoe illustrations with light gray outlines for practicing your marker skills (or any other media). Just download, print and color. Available in my web shop.
So, that’s it!
2018 was full of trying out & experiencing new things for my business as well as personal life. I was also able to repeat (pun not intended) prior successful concepts and add a few new. I can close the book on this year with lot’s of learnings and new ideas to take with me into 2019.
Note: This throwback & review was totally inspired by CatCoq.