Business planning: August review & September goals

Want some inspiration for how to take control of your pattern design business and aaaaaall those projects and tasks? In this article you’ll get an inside glimpse of how I plan my work by making monthly reviews and goalsetting. This time I also share my own August recap and September goals. Plus a free workbook!

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Gemstone: The story behind the pattern

The process of how I created Gemstone - the pattern design that now is a part of Svanefors Textil fall/winter-18 collection of home textiles - isn’t a straight path. It’s a story about the birth of three patterns at once. In this article you can follow the steps I had to take to get to the finish line.

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Formex report: How to use the trade show as a pattern designer

Have you been thinking of attending Formex, the biannual Swedish trade show for interior design, but not sure if it would be of any use for pattern designers? Can you sell patterns there? In this article I answer that and also give you a bunch of tips on how to use this show for your purposes.

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Learn 5 techniques for creating shades with markers

New course on Skillshare! In which you get to dive deep into the world of markers again - this time it’s all about creating shade, highlights and contrast to your illustrations - using 5 different techniques. Included in the course is a mine coloring eBook, including 5 shoe illustrations.

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12 ways to make extra income for your creative business

Is it possible to make a living as a pattern designer? I think yes, but until you’ve build up your business and list of clients it can be a struggle to make ends meet. And actually, as a freelancer having a strategy of multiple sources of income is a smart way to go about it. Here’s my list of 12 alternative ways to add revenue to your creative business.

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10 print on demand services for getting your prints on real products

Seeing your patterns and prints on real products and then be able to sell them without putting any extra effort into it is great. That’s what print on demand services as Spoonflower and Society6 can do for you. But where to start? What’s good? Here’s a list I’ve put together with 10 popular PODs often used by pattern designers.

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