Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study
Mark your calendars! Our Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study starts next Monday, April 20th. In this course you’ll learn how to turn your sketches, paintings and illustrations into surface pattern design layouts in both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
You’ll also have free access to WGSN, the industry’s leading resource for trends and design direction.
Chelsea’s Challenge: Escapism
Escapism: “the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.”
This month we want to offer an opportunity to take your mind off of the coronavirus crisis and to engage in a sense of free play and exploration. This challenge aims to investigate the fantastical, the fun, and the deepest reaches of your imagination. We encourage bold experimentation, and giving yourself permission to let any of your usual design barriers down. Is there a new artistic technique you’ve always wanted to try? Give it a shot this month as you develop your collection!
Recording Posted: Brushes with Laura Coyle
All I can say is that we are so lucky to have Laura Coyle as part of our community!
Last week she hosted an amazing training on how to use brushes in Illustrator. She also added a list of additional resources and a downloadable tip sheet.
Please explore this training and try to put these lessons to use this week.
New: TDL Community Connect
Our TDL Video Chat room will now be open all day, everyday. Feel free to stop by while you are working on a project or to simply chat with your fellow members!
In the future we might need to have specific meeting times, but I wanted to open this opportunity up to people across various time zones and with different schedules.
New Design Tutorial: Developing Ornamental Floral Patterns
In this new design tutorial Chelsea walks you through her process for creating ornate floral patterns. She’ll take you through the entire process-from sketch to final design.
Recording Posted: Launching a Product Line with Juliet Meeks
In this insightful presentation Juliet shares an overview of her process, starting from the product idea to shipping the final product to the customer. This includes tips for sourcing materials, determining your retail price, photography, marketing, and more.
Juliet is the owner of Juliet Meeks Design, an art and surface design studio she has been working on full-time since 2015. She’s based in her hometown of New Orleans, and creates a stunning array of original paintings and products adorned with her signature style.
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.