Textile Design Lab

TDL News 1-28-19

Upcoming Event: Guest Expert Stephanie Michele

This month we are delighted to welcome Stephanie Michele to the Textile Design Lab as our guest expert. We have worked with Stephanie for the past several years through Pattern Observer Studio, with Stephanie in the role of art director for one of her clients in the fashion industry.

Stephanie is the founder of SocialBling and wears many hats as an entrepreneur and marketing professional. She has worked with companies such as Match.com, AEG, Sony, Public Storage, Kaiser Permanente and New Balance and is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. Stephanie also hosts “Relatable with Stephanie Michele,”  a weekly live-stream show highlighting a deeper exploration of human interaction, connection and conversation for the purpose of wellness and leadership development. We are so excited to bring Stephanie’s wealth of experience to the Textile Design Lab guest expert role!

On Monday, January 28th at 2pm Eastern, Stephanie will be in the Lab sharing her thoughts on design management, and charting goals based on relationship development. Members can grab the link to join HERE.


Premiere Vision Recap

Last week Chelsea and Melissa hosted an informal chat about their time at PV NYC. Take a moment to listen to this insightful hour long chat where we talked about what seemed to resonate with buyers, how we can improve for the future and get a good feel for the “vibe” of the show!

Members can watch the recording here.







New Design Tutorial: Developing Marbleized Patterns in Photoshop

In this brand new tutorial, Chelsea shows you a few different ways to create a marbleized pattern, and her method for putting one of these patterns into repeat.

Swirling, marbleized patterns are a popular style in activewear and swim as they naturally contain a lot of movement, so we encourage you to check out this tutorial if you are taking part in this month’s Chelsea’s Challenge: “Ath-Luxe“. 



Revised Date: Photoshop for Designers 1 & 2 Group-Study

Update to our schedule: Photoshop for Designers 1 & 2 Group-Studies have been moved to February 11, 2019. If you choose, you are welcome to start the course on your own and get a head start. Here’s more information on the course:

Your creative spirit does not have to be inhibited by software or the digital art world. The two can come together in an amazing collaborative effort. In these 6-week courses you’ll discover the most efficient and effective use of Adobe Photoshop while creating the artwork that you love to design.

Photoshop for Designers 1 is an intensive course, so we recommend starting with that course and then taking Photoshop for Designers 2 when it runs again in the Fall or you can work through the self-study at any time! Members can register here.

Weekly Art Critique. Please join MaryJane Mitchell for this week’s live art critique held THURSDAY at 1 PM EST. This is a fun event where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing and sales. A registration link will be emailed out early on Thursday morning and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.

January 28, 2019

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