Printsource Recap – Trade Show Takeaways and Tips from a First Time Exhibitor

Friday, November 11, 2016

*Guest post by Esther Shavon of E’FLOMAE. In August 2016 I debuted my trade show experience at Printsource New York through my print studio E’FLOMAE. Since then I…

Read More

Behind the Scenes of How I Curated Our Studio Portfolio

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Here’s my true confession… I’m disorganized, and I love it. For some reason, I am that type of person who thrives in chaos. My desktop is a mess,…

Read More

How To Build a Portfolio You Can Be Proud Of

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Technology and various website building platforms have truly become wonderful resources for freelancers and textile designers. Sites like Wix and Squarespace make the once difficult task of developing…

Read More

Using Trends To Create Patterns

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Last week’s post shared why forecasting trends is so important to our work, as well as a few ways that you can begin dipping your toes into trend…

Read More

Following Trends The Right Way

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Contrary to popular opinion, when you incorporate trends into your work it DOES NOT mean that you have to knock off current or recent runway designs. In fact,…

Read More

Exhibiting at Licensing Expo – Recap by Susanne Kasielke

Monday, August 22, 2016
SusanneKasielke-LE2016-3

Susanne Kasielke exhibited for the first time at Licensing Expo this past June and was kind enough to write up this informative post to tell us all about her…

Read More

A Tale of Three Trade Shows & Beyond by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Jane_Collect_swatches_LR

This is the third and final installment in a series of guest posts by Four Corners Art Collective. You can read part one HERE and part two HERE.   Last week…

Read More

To Trade Show or Not to Trade Show by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
FC_SurtexBooth_LR

It’s an honor to welcome Four Corners Art Collective to the blog for this three-part guest post series on the workings of their collective, from its formation to their experiences…

Read More

Forming a Collective by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
FCAC_logo_mockup

It’s an honor to welcome Four Corners Art Collective to the blog for the next three Wednesdays, sharing a series of posts on the workings of their collective, from its…

Read More

Who’s Your Sidekick?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sidekick_FB

We all want to feel like a hero—the one who gracefully gets everything done for our clients, friends and family even if we have those “frazzled” moments that…

Read More

Follow Us

About Us

At Pattern Observer we strive to help you grow your textile design business through our informative articles, interviews, tutorials, workshops and private design community, The Textile Design Lab.