E-Book | Pattern Design & Beyond



An Insider’s Guide to Creating and Managing Your Own Surface Design Career – revised edition
Claudia Brown & Jessie Whipple Vickery of Pattern People

How do you turn your love for patterns into a functional business? Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery of surface design studio, Pattern People, share their insider secrets in the revised e-book, Pattern Design & Beyond: An Insider’s Guide to Creating and Managing Your Own Surface Design Career. With how-to pattern design guides, a thorough break-down of how the print industry operates, and loads of helpful resources, this publication provides a wealth of information for the burgeoning surface designer. The book also showcases over 80 international artists whose work illustrates the many print styles found in the market. Pattern Design & Beyond is an inspirational guide for students, professionals or anyone else with an appreciation for pattern design.

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Table of Contents
How the Industry Works
Print Studios, Artist Representatives, Independent Designer
Types of Clients & Markets
Section 2 | PRINT STYLES AND TERMINOLOGY                              
Types of Prints
Types of Repeats
Printing Techniques Defined
Section 3 | DESIGNING AND FORMATTING A PRINT : Finding Inspiration
Designing in Groups vs. One-off Prints
Working Repeat vs. Factory Ready Swatch
How to Create a Repeat
Turning a Repeat into a Factory Ready Swatch
How to Create Color Separations
File Formats
Naming & Organization
Section 4 | PORTFOLIO & PRESENTATION: What to Include
Printed Portfolio
Digital Files
Composing a Cover Letter
Choosing a Name/Handle
Selecting Social Media Outlets
Interacting with Peers
To Post or Not to Post
How to Protect Your Work
Print Studios & Agencies
Print Fairs
Portfolios: Containers & Websites
Print Facilities
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27 Responses to “E-Book | Pattern Design & Beyond”

  1. Anonymous says:

    It looks great, will you be coming out with a print version?

  2. Thanks! Stay tuned…we’ll keep you posted.

  3. What an amazing amount of information! This must have taken forever to write, congrats!!!

  4. Yes, I am also interested in the print version.

  5. Claudia_Brown says:

    all that information will be there, except for specifics about color. pretty much all colors are used at some point, it just depends on the trends. we do talk about how to research trends.

  6. saffiah says:

    just purchased the book and I love it!

  7. Anna says:

    This book looks like the exactly what I’ve been looking for as I am starting my pattern design career, can’t wait to download it when I get home later!

  8. tine says:

    yes at last – will you be coming out with a print version?

  9. tine says:

    at last :) – will you be coming out with a print version?

  10. Claudia_Brown says:

    we’re looking into it.

  11. Andreas says:

    Great. It’s time for this.

  12. Barbara says:

    Looks like a great resource!

  13. lesya says:

    The book covers the main important topics and is really useful for the most working in graphic design field. The designs are choosen very carefully and they are good illustrations for each part. Thank you, Claudia and Jessie, good work!

  14. Kat says:

    I am also interested in a printed version.

  15. Claudia says:

    I bought the book and I loved it, very useful. Thank you!

  16. aj dimarucot says:

    Loved the ebook. WOuld love to have more info on the technical specifications on creating a pattern.

  17. Ivett says:

    I am also interested in a printed version. I love your work!!

  18. Linda says:

    I’ve been toying with the idea of getting into textiles & pattern design, so this is perfect!! am definitely interested in a print version when it’s available :)

  19. Ingrid Elle says:

    Thank you. This book looks like a great tool to get into the business. I just downloaded it and ready to dive in! I hope you will definately have more products that are great tools to guide people interested in this field.

  20. Gwyneth says:

    I would love to buy this in printed version!

  21. santiago says:

    do you have a paperback version?????

  22. Claudia_Brown says:

    we would love to have a printed version but alas, have no way to publish ourselves…

  23. Nikita jain says:

    will love to have a printed version!! keep me posted if you come up with a printed book.

  24. I just bought your Pattern Design & Beyond e-book. It’s the best thing i have ever bought! It’s so useful and inspiring to me. I’m at university student and this book is incredibly useful. If you want to know about pattern and surface design, then this book has what you need and more. Its better than previous books and magazines i have bought. Thank You.

  25. Leska says:

    Hello! Came across your book today. Looks like this would be a great resource to have printed on the shelf . Any plans on a printed copy? What a wonderful contribution for the benefit of those who need to create such as myself. Wishing you both continued sucess and joy!!

  26. Claudia_Brown says:

    We are working on having a printed version! Will keep you posted. Please subscribe to our facebook page to hear updates like that and lots of inspiration! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pattern-People/178125158877203?ref=ts

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