There are so many great resources available to help you run a surface pattern design business. I have compiled a list of my absolute favourite FREE business resources that I use almost every day! Airtable I use Airtable to organise my design library and my client list. I did have
There are many ways of finding potential clients for your surface pattern design. You need a marketing strategy and most importantly you need to allocate time to it – I block out two days each month just to work on my social media. Another way to find clients is to
Marketing your surface pattern design work is what you will probably spend at least half, if not more, of your time on. You may have beautiful artwork but you need people to see it, and not just any people but your ideal client. As marketing can take up a lot
Now that you have decided you want to be a surface pattern designer, and you have learnt the basics of pattern creation, what is next? Ideally you want to sell your pattern designs to clients – but how do you get started? This post is all about branding for surface
This is the second post in a series I am writing all about surface pattern design and running your own business. If you haven’t already, go back and read the first post about why I chose surface pattern design! Now if you got the bug like I did to make
This is the first post in a series I am going to write all about surface pattern design and running your own business! I didn’t even know the term ‘surface pattern design’ when I took a weekend art class in textile design back in 2017. I was pregnant at the
I’ve decided to make this a yearly habit, completing a business review of the previous year and then writing a second blog post about what I’m going to do differently this year. So 2021 was a great year for my business, not so much personally but I’ll get to that!
I got quite interested in surface pattern design a couple of years ago and recently decided to turn Girl and the Deep Blue Sea into a business for surface pattern design and ocean imagery. This is a pretty long blog post about what I was up to in 2019 turning