Upcoming Presentation: Laura Coyle
Get Ready!!! Laura’s back in the Lab TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 20th at noon EDT.
In this live presentation she’ll be sharing tips for “Managing Files for Better Performance in Illustrator.” If you have any Illustrator questions or concerns that you would like answered, please post them for Laura here. It’s helpful for her to have these questions and visuals in advance of the presentation.
After a month-long hiatus, we are happy to be “back to your regularly scheduled programming” with a brand new Chelsea’s Challenge for August! This time around we are going to do something a little different and focus on color rather than a theme or trend.
Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study
Mark your calendars! Our Surface Pattern Design Mastery Group-Study starts on August 26th. 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.
Fall Schedule Released
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! In this Pattern Observer blog post you’ll find our schedule of events for the remainder of 2019.
One of the most exciting changes is that we are extending our partnership with WGSN to include access to WGSN Insight. If you are not familiar with the platform, Insight “provides original intelligence and research on the latest consumer, marketing, retail and innovation trends.” We will be using this tool in new bimonthly marketing workshops held within our #textiledesignlab community. These workshops will help to improve the connections that members are making with buyers, clients, consumers, while also helping to inform on the design process to make our members more attractive candidates for in-house design positions and internships.
All events listed in our schedule are free for members. There are no additional fees for these events or courses. Here are just a few of the upcoming events, you can see the entire list in this blog post.
- Aug 26: Surface Pattern Design Mastery, including access to WGSN Fashion or Home
- Sept 2: Design opportunity for Pattern Observer Studio
- Sept 23: Marketing Workshop, includes access to WGSN Insight
- Oct 14: Sellable Sketch Group-Study, including access to WGSN Fashion or Home
- Oct 28: Print Studio Workshop
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.