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Welcome. I’m Michelle Fifis, the founder of Pattern Observer. Working in the textile design marketplace is an exciting, passionate, and inspiring career choice, and I am delighted to welcome you to the industry. Here are my recommendations for getting started:

Step One: Register for our free training

Interested in creating artwork for the design industry but not sure where to start? Let us help you Turn Your Artwork into Textile Designs that Sell. It’s our free gift to you. By subscribing to this list, you will also receive a weekly newsletter that includes tips, trends, and tutorials to growing your textile design business.

The Business of Selling Your Textile Designs And Prints

The Artists’ Guide to How to Make a Portfolio

Feel like a design chameleon? You’re not alone

Five Most Popular Repeating Pattern Layouts

Developing Professional Patterns Through Layout

Step Three: Join us in The Lab:

Ready for more? Join us in the Textile Design Lab. You’ll connect with like-minded artists and designers while you learn everything from technical skills such as patterns and repeats to the business know-how you need to market and sell your work. Our guest experts share insider tips and perspectives you won’t get anywhere else. Best of all, you’ll be included in our private forum – the perfect place to make lifelong friends and build industry connections you’ll use throughout your career. Membership is only $49 / month. What are you waiting for? Join now!

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

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