IF I COULD GIVE MYSELF FROM 5 YEARS AGO JUST ONE INSIGHT
THIS IS WHAT I’D SAY
Designing is going to be about 20% of your time and the rest learning the business, selling, marketing and a lot of other things to get the party going. And it's going to take more time than you think to make it.
But it's so much fun and oh so worth it! So I really encourage you to see it through and make it happen.
And around here you can learn a bit about some of the things I’ve learned on my pattern design journey through:
courses, articles & tutorials
Let's get this party started!
Get yourself a cup of coffee, get comfy and browse around to see if you find something useful for your pattern design journey.
Read up & get inspired
Running a pattern design business - or any creative business - is truly a 360 degree project as any business. Besides creating patterns we have to productify our designs, market them and sell them to our dream clients in order to get some income and be able to continue doing what we love.
In this section you'll find articles about pattern design and running a creative business.
Article series: Make a 3-year plan for your pattern design business
In this 6-step article series I share the strategy and methods we used in the big corporate business I used to work and how to apply it to your small creative business - and make those big dreams happen!
Facebook group: Want some help & support to move forward?
Join our new Facebook group about planning and setting goals for our creative businesses!
Turning designs into products
Marketing for pattern designers
Selling & making money
watch & create
Videos & tutorials
Swedish Pattern Society
English translation below
Vi är en grupp med svenska mönsterdesigners och illustratörer som bollar idéer, diskuterar, tipsar, stöttar och hjälper varandra med allt som rör mönster och illustration i Sverige. Vi arrangerar även träffar där vi möts upp, jobbar och snackar - är mönsterdesignkollegor helt enkelt.
Du är varmt välkommen att bli medlem i vårt sällskap, men då behöver du vara mönsterdesigner eller illustratör i någon form - från hobby till heltidssysselsättning, plus att du jobbar mot den svenska marknaden.
We are a group of Swedish pattern designers and illustrators who exchange ideas, discuss, help and support each other about anything regarding pattern design and illustration in Sweden. We also arrange meet-ups, where we work and chat - simply being pattern design collegeues.
You are welcome to join the society if you are a pattern designer or illustrator in any way - for example as a student, as your hobby, side hustle or as your full time career. But you need to work towards the Swedish market. All posts and discussions are in Swedish ;-).
Swedish Pattern Society
We have a joint Instagram account where we feature and present all members of the group and their work. Follow us there and stay updated with what’s happening in pattern design Sweden!
Another way to keep up with us is to follow our Swedish Pattern Society board on Pinterest, where our members pin images of their patterns and products.