The Adobe Capture Pattern Trap

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Textile Design Lab designer recently posted a series of beautiful patterns which all had a stained glass look and layout. You couldn’t help but take note of…

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Taking a Break: Creating A Visual Identity That Works For You

Saturday, May 6, 2017

We all need a break from time to time. Life cannot be all work anymore than it can be all play. And emergencies happen. Thankfully, regardless of why…

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Create a Portfolio That Works When You Are Not

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

My feelings about marketing change on a daily basis… There are times when I love being out there, telling people about my work and my passion for this…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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Exhibiting at Licensing Expo – Recap by Susanne Kasielke

Monday, August 22, 2016
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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…

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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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…

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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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…

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Forming a Collective by Four Corners Art Collective

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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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…

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