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What do you do when you're designs aren't selling?
You've put in endless hours of work getting a portfolio of work together not to mention the hours researching and gathering a list of potential companies and clients to contact and then all you hear is crickets! At this point, I'm sure you're feeling exhausted, disappointed and frustrated. You probably feel like giving up.
But, don't give up just yet! There are a few things for you to think about and consider first.

The post What do you do if your designs aren’t selling? appeared first on Pattern and Design.

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Do you love creating artwork by hand? Do you want to be able to put that artwork into a pattern repeat? Here are a few tips for you to consider that will make that process quicker and easier.

The post Tips to creating artwork by hand to put into pattern repeats appeared first on Pattern and Design.

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The most efficient way of designing is to have a brief to follow. This is especially true if you're designing for a client but is also important if you're designing for yourself or your own products. It will save you a lot of time, keep you on track and get results a lot quicker. Here are 10 tips for answering a design brief. 

The post 7 Tips for Answering a Design Brief appeared first on Pattern and Design.

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Working from home has so many perks. No travel time or being stuck in traffic every day. Being able to set your own hours. Having the flexibility to add in extra little things during your day like going to a mid-morning yoga session.
But, it can also have its difficulties. Working from home involves a lot of discipline. It's easy to get sidetracked....that load of washing, the dirty shower, kids wanting snacks or people dropping in forgetting that you're at home working. 
You are your own boss so you are accountable to yourself. Eeek! So you need to stay as focused as possible and make sure you keep on track to reaching your goals.

The post Tips to Staying Productive Working From Home appeared first on Pattern and Design.

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When I’m designing in Photoshop and Illustrator I’m always looking for quick ways to be able to create my pattern repeats. A really great trick in Photoshop is using brushes to create stamps of your motifs that you can repeat within your design. In this post, we’re going to look at how to create pattern stamps in Photoshop.

The post How to create pattern stamps in Photoshop appeared first on Pattern and Design.

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