E-Book | Pattern Design & Beyond

PATTERN DESIGN & BEYOND

An Insider’s Guide to Creating and Managing Your Own Surface Design Career – revised edition
Claudia Brown & Jessie Whipple Vickery of Pattern People

How do you turn your love for patterns into a functional business? Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery of surface design studio, Pattern People, share their insider secrets in the revised e-book, Pattern Design & Beyond: An Insider’s Guide to Creating and Managing Your Own Surface Design Career. With how-to pattern design guides, a thorough break-down of how the print industry operates, and loads of helpful resources, this publication provides a wealth of information for the burgeoning surface designer. The book also showcases over 80 international artists whose work illustrates the many print styles found in the market. Pattern Design & Beyond is an inspirational guide for students, professionals or anyone else with an appreciation for pattern design.

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Table of Contents
Section 1 | THE PRINT INDUSTRY: HOW DOES IT WORK?
How the Industry Works
Print Studios, Artist Representatives, Independent Designer
Types of Clients & Markets
Section 2 | PRINT STYLES AND TERMINOLOGY                              
Types of Prints
Types of Repeats
Printing Techniques Defined
Section 3 | DESIGNING AND FORMATTING A PRINT : Finding Inspiration
Designing in Groups vs. One-off Prints
Working Repeat vs. Factory Ready Swatch
How to Create a Repeat
Turning a Repeat into a Factory Ready Swatch
How to Create Color Separations
File Formats
Naming & Organization
Section 4 | PORTFOLIO & PRESENTATION: What to Include
Website
Printed Portfolio
Digital Files
Composing a Cover Letter
Section 5 | ONLINE PROMOTION
Choosing a Name/Handle
Selecting Social Media Outlets
eCommerce
Interacting with Peers
To Post or Not to Post
How to Protect Your Work
RESOURCES
Print Studios & Agencies
Print Fairs
Portfolios: Containers & Websites
Print Facilities
Pattern Books
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