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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10 Reasons You Should be Taking the Ultimate Guide to Repeats

Monday, April 10, 2017

There is a rising trend for agents and studios, and that is the trend of requiring repeats. Because of this, it has become increasingly important to learn how…

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Critiquing Your Pattern Repeats

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

You’ve spent a lot of time working on your repeat. Your eyes may be feeling buggy, and your thoughts may have drifted to that caution zone of “I…

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The Right Way to Repeat

Monday, April 3, 2017
The Right Way To Repeat

There’s a trend emerging in the textile design industry, and as much as I’d tried to, I just don’t like it. Over the years the industry has become…

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Upcoming Event: Home Decor Intensive

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The home decor industry consists of companies that design products for the consumer’s home environment. These companies create products such as bedding, curtains, kitchen towels, shower curtains, rugs,…

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How Photoshop for Designers Will Help You Be a Better Designer

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Adobe Photoshop can open up a world of opportunity for designers. It enables you to create artwork that is more authentic and representative of your true artistic style….

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5 Tips for Working with Your Sketches in Photoshop

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Photoshop is wonderful resource that allows us to do many of our favorite parts of designing in it. We can: Manipulate photos Draw and design directly in Photoshop…

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New York Fashion Week Inspiration at Your Fingertips

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Getting the latest trends and inspiration from the runways —and on the street— during New York Fashion Week (Feb 9 – 16) is as easy as checking your favorite…

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3 Ways to Overcome Digital Artwork Frustration

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Digital Tools

Diving into the creative process with paints, charcoals, pencils, or other mediums is one of the most rewarding parts of our craft. This creative freedom is exciting and…

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