I’ve opened a shop on Creative Market, Pattern Kick, where I’ll be selling kick-ass prints and patterns… Yes, you heard me, kick-ass! That’s the plan anyway… This has been a dream of mine for a long time, but I somehow always managed to find an excuse to not to go ahead with it… I ran out of excuses at last…
Just in case you haven’t heard of Creative Market, I’ll let them introduce themselves:
Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world.
We’re passionate about making beautiful design simple and accessible to everyone. – Creative Market
At the time of writing this post, they have 17,775 shops, 2,775,747 members and 1,014,051 products! So as you can see, it’s a huge market and that has its pros and its cons from the point of view of a shop owner. Wonderful to have all those potential customers but also very intimidating to have so many competitors. That was one of the reasons why I kept putting it off… Can I really compete? Do I have what it takes? The old Impostor Syndrome-induced question: Am I good enough? Only time will tell…
You can find all sorts of design resources in CM, from stock photos to illustrations, templates to software add-ons. My impression is that the most sought after products are fonts, mockups, add-ons and templates… Bring on the challenge to put patterns in the spotlight!
One of the reasons why I was attracted to CM and not any other selling avenue is because of the quality of their products. They really make an effort to sell the best of the best out there. If you want to open a CM shop you’ll have to request an invite and “a real human being (and artist) reviews each shop request”… I believe that really makes a difference.
I’ve 2 products up in the shop now: the ‘Hearty Christmas’ and the ‘Hex Mesh’ pattern collections. Each collection has 10-12 hi-res seamless vector patterns, with AI, EPS, JPG and PNG files provided for each design. As a FREE bonus, I’ve added an extra colourway for each collection, for all patterns. You can have a look at all the features on the description page for each product by clicking on the links above. You can also find some instructional videos I made to help my customers make the most of their pattern files.
I’ll be frequently adding more products, I’m really overflowing with ideas… If you’re a member of Creative Market you can follow my shop to get updated about any new products. But if you’re interested, it would be even better if you sign up to the Pattern Kick newsletter and I’ll keep you informed about new products, offers and any other exciting things happening at Pattern Kick, even if you aren’t a CM member… yet!
If you have any ideas about prints and patterns, or any other kind of surface design-related digital products, you would like to see in the Pattern Kick shop please let me know below in the comments. The idea is to create a great surface design resource where creatives can find beautiful, useful and unique design content for their artistic projects.
Please come and visit my new shop, leave me some feedback if you want to and don’t forget to subscribe to the Pattern Kick newsletter and become part of the gang (you’ll get a FREE mini pattern collection, as a thank you for joining me!)… See you around… :-)