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TDL News 11-21-21

Upcoming Event: Pricing for Artists with Melissa Schulz

On Monday, November 22nd at 1 pm Eastern, the fabulous Melissa Schulz of Branded Licensing will be hosting a live presentation on how to price your artwork.
This was a member request and we are so excited to make it happen.
A Zoom link will be sent out on the morning of the event and a recording will be posted shortly after the presentation.



Upcoming Event: LIVE One Hour Challenge

On Tuesday, November 23rd at 1 pm Eastern, Chelsea will lead us through another inspiring Live One Hour Challenge. A zoom link and supply list will be sent out on the morning of the event.

A recording of last month’s presentation can be found here.


Upcoming Event: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle

Mark your calendars! Laura’s next Illustrator Live session will be held on November 30, 2021 at 11 am Eastern.

In last month’s training, Laura shared a deep dive into the Pathfinder panel with tips for using the ShapeBuilder tool in Illustrator.

The recording is here.

If you have suggestions/questions for future sessions, please add them to this thread.



Pattern Planning and Goal Setting Group-Study

Mark your calendars, our Pattern Planning and Goal Setting Group-Study starts on Monday, Dec. 6th. This year we have expanded the course to include access to WGSN Fashion or Home.

In this Group-Study you’ll clarify what you hope to achieve in 2022 and create an action plan that is broken down into quarterly tasks to get you there. At the end of this course, you will feel focused and in control—ready for this upcoming year!

You’ll know exactly what steps to take and how you can use The Textile Design Lab to achieve the goals you’ve laid out before you.

Grab your spot here.


Recording Posted:  The New Object Selection Tool in Photoshop with Sherry London

In Sherry’s presentation she’ll share the NEW way Adobe has given us to copy and paste images from Illustrator into Photoshop and the changes to the Object Selection tool.
Sherry’s next presentation will take place on Monday, December 20th at 11 am Eastern.
Have a topic that you would like discussed in an upcoming presentation? Please tag @prancingpixel on the Tech Talk forum to let her know.

Chelsea’s Challenge: Soft Glow

For this month’s Chelsea’s Challenge we are going to focus on a burgeoning trend story from WGSN that has emerged as the next iteration of the massively popular tie-dye trend. This trend includes soft gradients, blur and glow effects, and overall has a distinctly digital look. It has been forecast for women’s and men’s apparel as well as home decor and stationery, so feel free to gear your collection toward whatever market most excites you.

This design challenge includes trend insights and a downloadable color palette.

Join the challenge here.



Community Event: Ultimate Guide to Repeats

We kicked off our new Ultimate Guide to Repeats course, but it’s not too late to join!

In the Ultimate Guide To Repeats Group Study, you’ll have access to a toolbox of techniques that you can use to create more interesting, professional repeats that agents, studios, and clients are looking for in today’s market.

This course has been updated and the new videos will be added to the Lab as the course progresses. This group study is designed to keep you motivated and feeling supported as you master repeats!

This event is FREE for all Textile Design Lab members and the first lesson will be released on Monday, October 25th. Members can register here.


Home Decor Month!

In October, we gathered together as a community to explore the home decor market and become more informed designers! We achieved this goal through three guest expert presentations. Jenny Bova kicked things off with an interiors industry overview (recording here) and a second presentation on wallcovering and murals (recording here). Then we learned about designing for bedding from Laura Olivia (recording here).

Currently, the community is working on their home decor pattern collections and you are welcome to join in the fun! Chelsea created two in-depth design briefs and you are welcome to choose one and get started. You can explore the briefs here.


Recording Posted: The Surface Pattern Design Journey by Rachael King

We are pleased to welcome Rachael King as our Textile Design Lab guest expert of the month!

On Monday, September 20th Rachael shared her story “to illustrate how our Surface Pattern Design journey can take us in so many directions and how I have shaped my business to offer many income streams including licensing, branded product, Spoonflower, book sales, tutoring, and guest talks.”

It was an enlightening presentation and the recording is posted here.


Upcoming Events

Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.

11/22/21 1pm- Pricing For Artists with Melissa Schulz

11/23/21 1 pm – Live One Hour Challenge with Chelsea

11/30/21 11 am – Illustrator Training with Laura Coyle

12/6/21 – Goals Group-Study




Weekly Art Critiques. Please join the TDL community on THURSDAY at 1 PM Eastern for a live art critique. Our art critiques are fun events where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing, and sales. A registration link will be emailed the morning of the critique and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.

November 21, 2021

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