A Successful Portfolio Project Begins With Company Research

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

When preparing for your first job interview keep in mind what every manager is looking for in an entry-level employee: a mature train of thought, the ability to…

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How to Get Your First Textile Design Job

Monday, June 25, 2012

* All images: Matthew Williamson Resort 2013 via vogue.com There are three things that every manager is looking for in a textile design intern or design assistant: a…

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5 Super Sly Tips to Forecasting Trends in YOUR Market

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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* Peter Pilotto Resort 2013 via vogue.com One thing that I have noticed over the last few months is that there is a great deal of fear and…

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Textile Design Pricing: Licensing Your Work

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Hi there! A few months ago I posted my thoughts on pricing exclusive textile designs, and in response I have received several questions on how to sell one’s…

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Q&A with Kim Kight, Author of The Field Guide to Fabric Design

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Kight from Trueup.net (website now defunct.) In this interview we discuss her new book, The Field Guide to Fabric Design,…

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How to Price Exclusive Textile Designs

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It’s not always easy to determine the right price for your latest print or pattern. You want the business to grow and to gain clients, but you also…

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Step Five: Five Steps to a Butt Kickin’ Portfolio project

Friday, July 22, 2011

I am thrilled to release the final step to creating that Butt Kickin’ Portfolio Project! I mention a few upcoming classes in the video, but be sure to…

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Pattern Observer wants to hear from you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

*image via Pedro Szekely Hey there! There are lots of new readers to the Pattern Observer community so I wanted to re-post my call for submissions. If you are…

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Step One: Five steps to a butt kickin’ portfolio project!

Monday, May 23, 2011

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5 steps to a butt kickin’ portfolio project

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Well..it is graduation season and I know many of you are looking for your first job, or maybe just your first summer internship. Whatever your situation, getting that…

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