Saw-Whet Owls at Rocky Point Newbury Port BlueIn October Volunteers at the Rocky Point Bird Observatory band these tiny migratory owls to monitor them on their journey. We have been lucky to visit the observatory twice, on midnight adventures. I created this new design for my daughter, to commemorate these awesome nature encounters. This self-drafted […]

Where to Begin?

There are several software programs that are widely used by surface pattern designers for creating digital designs. Here are some of the best software programs for creating digital surface pattern designs: These software programs provide a wide range of features and capabilities to cater to the needs of surface pattern designers. The choice of software […]

As a surface pattern designer, key opportunities for making money include: LICENSING There are numerous brands that license work from surface pattern designers. Here is a list of some well-known brands that collaborate with surface pattern designers for their product lines: PRINT ON DEMAND There are several print-on-demand platforms available where artists can list their […]

Some pearls of wisdom for digital artists.

A Master List of important resources for Surface Pattern Designers

Are you considering listing your art on a POD (Print on Demand) website? Here are some things you should know. Print on Demand Textiles Textile manufacturers worldwide are investing in digital technology. This is causing a shift in the way Surface Pattern Designers create and license their work, and the opportunities in the industry are changing. […]

I asked some fellow designers to share their summer reading list suggestions. Here are some books that they recommended, along with some of my faves. PDA Students: I’ve included links to some of these books through the GVPL. *Illume* indicates that the title is available by request through Interlibrary loans HISTORY OF DESIGN & DESIGN […]

Graffiti art, also known as street art, is a form of artistic expression that originated in the urban environment. Graffiti artists use a variety of media, including spray paint, markers, and stencils, to create their works, which are often executed on walls, buildings, and other surfaces in public spaces. Graffiti art has a long and […]

Here are some autumn and winter themed mockups for you to try