Throughout history, wallpaper has undergone various design shifts and popular themes. Here are some of the most significant themes that have emerged over the years: These are just a few examples of the famous themes that have left their mark on wallpaper design throughout history. Wallpaper trends continue to evolve, incorporating new inspirations and innovations […]

Contemporary trends in wallpaper design aesthetics are constantly evolving, but here are some popular themes:

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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 […]

The Vogue 1959 It’s a Zoo Quiet Book My friend Sarah came across this Vintage Vogue Pattern, and dropped it off for me, not realizing that it’s for the same Quiet Book that my mum made for me when I was a baby. The pattern was published in 1978, the year I was born and […]

What is a conversion rate? A conversion rate is the number of views on an ad that result in a sale. Average conversion rates vary across platforms. For example a conversion rate of 1% would mean that for every 1000 views you would sell that product 10 times. IG posts can average 0.30% and 2.6% depending […]

This was my first time joining the Bag of the Month Club. I really enjoyed learning some new skills, as each pattern featured a few new techniques to try. The Bag of the Month Club (BOMC) is a subscription based pattern club. The club provides members with 1 new sewing pattern on the 1st of […]

Today some of my fellow designers asked me for a side by side comparison between AI generated surface patterns and digitally illustrated surface patterns. I thought it would be fun to write a response with contributions from an AI writing tool. Me: As the conversation about the use of AI continues, I suggested learning […]

Pantone’s color of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta, a bold and vibrant shade of pink. This color was selected by Pantone’s color experts as the color that best reflects the mood and cultural zeitgeist of the coming year. Viva Magenta is a vibrant and energetic color that is sure to make a statement […]