How To Stay In Control Of Your Creative Business, In 5 Easy Steps

Practical, easy to follow advice for creative businesses; covering promotion, time management, and keeping calm. All written by small business owner and textile designer Victoria, the mastermind behind accessories brand TORIA by Victoria Jowett. Click the heading and scroll to … Continued

5 Adobe Illustrator Techniques To Add Life To Your Surface Pattern Designs

Struggling to improve your Adobe Illustrator skills, or wondering how professional surface pattern designers use Illustrator to create unique and eye-catching print designs? Textile designer Kelsie Makes Patterns explains her top 5 Illustrator techniques to develop your skills and add … Continued

Designers: How To Manage Your Time (plus some free tools to help you)

Textile designer Coral Fowley gives advice for maximising productivity, and shares two FREE downloadable planning schedules. If you’re a university student in the last few weeks of your Final Major Project, or just looking to get on top of your never-ending to … Continued

Salt ‘N’ Pepper: How To Improve Your Printed Textile Designs

  Surface pattern designer Mimi Hammill shows her process to improve printed textile designs, and how to create unique, and beautiful patterns. Maybe I should start by explaining that I came to surface pattern design from an editorial background. Medical … Continued

Staying Creative After Having Kids: A Designer Gives Advice For Finding A Work Life Balance

Designer Megan Carter talks about her experience of staying creative and balancing a career as a designer with having a family, and how her two daughters help to inspire her work.    Hello, my name is Megan and I am … Continued

Textile Designer Interview: Joey Anna

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Joey Williams is a printed textile designer based in Falmouth, Cornwall, and a recent graduate of Falmouth University’s Textile Design degree course. She decided at age 29 to change her career and move to Cornwall to start her studies, and has … Continued

6 Tips For Your Final Year At University (from a recent graduate)

Katy Welsh graduated from the Printed Textiles course at Leeds College of Art in 2016, and has kindly put together 6 tips for final year fashion/textiles degree students (or anyone studying a creative subject at university). In her final year, … Continued

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