Follow along challenge: Planning your best year 2019 - part 1

Every year I take a week or so for planning out my next year so that I can focus on the right things and have a clear direction. By request I’m sharing my yearly planning steps in a - let’s call it a challenge. You are so welcome to follow along with me, step by step to flesh out your own yearly planning and make 2019 your best year. Here’s the first step.

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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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