2023 Surface Design Symposium - Spoonflower x Craft Industry Alliance

I’ve got some exciting news today. Spoonflower’s free annual Surface Design Symposium is just around the corner, and if you’re a surface design lover (and I guess you are since you’re here!), this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been around the block, there’s something here for everyone. They’ve got a bunch of awesome topics lined up, and some seriously talented artists and designers are gonna be sharing their wisdom.

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The 'Licensing For Artists' course is now open all year round!

A while ago I wrote a post about artist Juliet Meeks’ ‘Licensing For Artists’ course. It has been a popular one. Art licensing seems to be a very sought-after topic in the surface pattern design universe… Well, guess what? Big news! The course used to be one of those “once a year, blink-and-you-miss-it” events, but recently Juliet decided to keep it open ALL. YEAR. ROUND!

So if you’ve been itching to get into the world of licensing or just want to get better at it, there’s no need to wait around any more. Just get in there whenever you’re ready.

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Unlock your pattern-making skills with Domestika courses

If you’re anything like me, you have an ever-growing wishlist of creative online classes you want to buy/watch. Or is it just me? Domestika is running a super generous sale at the moment, so it’s the perfect time to make that fabulous wishlist shorter.

Domestika courses are some of the best ones out there, and they have many that are geared towards surface pattern designers specifically, so get ready to make some hard decisions!

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Surface pattern designer Veronica, designing at her desk

Hey there, fellow pattern-loving human! So, you’re thinking about finally taking the plunge and becoming a freelance surface pattern designer? Well, let me tell you, it’s a decision I’m pretty sure you won’t regret.

As a designer myself, I’ve experienced the incredible joys and perks that come with this creative journey. And that’s not to say that there won’t be really hard bits. But it’s all worth it. Believe me, it’s a wild and wonderful ride.

So, without further ado, let’s dive right into 20 reasons why becoming a freelance surface pattern designer might be the best thing you can do!

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Spoonflower Summer Lookbook - Free inspiration to boost your design game!

The Spoonflower magazine is a hidden gem that I don’t think enough people know about! It’s a seasonal digital publication featuring beautiful prints, patterns, and gorgeous home interiors.

Their latest issue, the Spoonflower Summer Lookbook, is bursting with inspiration. It’ll have you reaching for pen and paper in no time, itching to create your own unique designs. With its beautiful prints and patterns, you’ll be brimming with fresh ideas and creativity. Plus, the stunning home interiors will make you want to upgrade your decor right away!

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