Oksancia artist, textile designer with a Cari Slings bag made out of the fabric Oksancia designed.

WHO IS OKSANCIA?

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I am a freelance artist and textile designer who helps entrepreneurs design beautiful and meaningful products that wow their customers.

I love to work together with talented people to bring to life beautiful things. If you think that my work is a good fit for your products, please contact me to schedule your free Skype consultation today.

 

Products I designed are available on Best Buy, Barns and Noble, Amazon, Zulili

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Hessa Bags testimonial for Oksancia freelance textile design services

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Cari Slings testimonial for Oksancia freelance textile design services

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LIVE Tutorial: How to Draw Roses in Adobe Illustrator CC. Vector Repeat Pattern Design for Textile.

Here is my live tutorial: How to Draw Roses in Adobe Illustrator CC. Vector Repeat Pattern Design for Textile.

In this video lesson, I talk about my process of drawing vector roses elements for my vector repeat pattern designs and textile design projects. We create several illustrations of beautiful roses in a vector with a few style variations to achieve a maximum number of vector elements for our surface pattern design.

If you are interested in learning how to create effective and beautiful floral elements for your vector repeat patterns, textile design, and surface pattern design, then this video tutorial is for you.

Tech Tools that I use:

1) Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
2) iMac
3) Wacom Intuous 4 (current version is Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Small Tablet: )
4) Logitech Wireless Mouse

*Disclaimer: If you purchase recommended by me products through my affiliate links I get a small compensation. This me create more videos for you guys! Thank you so much for your support! :)

I am talking about:
1) How to find a source photos for your vector elements using an example of my own photos of roses.

2) How to set up your vector workspace for creating vector elements, illustrations, of beautiful roses for vector repeat pattern designs and textile design project.

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Can You Use Free Vector Art For Products Design and Manufacturing Commercial Products For Sale? – Video

Can You Use Free Vector Art For Products Design and Manufacturing Commercial Products For Sale?

In this video, I talk about if you can use free vector or raster art found online to design your product for sale and manufacture commercial products and how to license art.

If you are looking for vector or raster artwork to design your products for sale, then this video is for you.

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How To Organize Repeat Pattern Files Or Other Artwork Files On Your Computer – Guide and bonus PDF.

How To Organize Repeat Pattern Files Or Other Artwork On Your Computer - Guide by Oksancia

I received two requests on my YouTube Channel to talk about my pattern file organization system, so I decided to show you, my creative friends, how to organize repeat pattern files or other artwork files on your computer. This is the system that I created 10 years ago and it stood the test of time very well.

It’s very important to think through and plan out your repeat pattern or artwork organization system as soon as possible because after a while you will be struggling to find your files and, if you decide to join a new website or upload to a new agency, you will find it hard to save new versions of files needed for them without a way to sift through your artwork easily.

Over time you might get interested in automation for Adobe Illustrator as scripts, actions, and batches, and then the power of your file organization system will come in handy big time :)

As a bonus, I created a PDF for you to easier copy and paste the names of the files if you decide to use my system if naming. You can download it here.

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Postcards with vector seashells repeat pattern by Oksancia textile designer

Postcards with vector seashells repeat pattern by Oksancia textile designer

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11 May 2017

What to do if you can’t work at your home office for a few days. How to turn it into an opportunity – Video

A few weeks ago, my home office art studio was not available for 10 work days as our roof was beeing repaired after the heavy rains. I use iMac and Wacom Intuos for my work setup to do my freelance textile design projects so I couldn’t take them to a coffee shop. I decided to go to the local library instead and to study marketing as I felt that I wanted to spend some time studying a new level for my business. This was a perfect opportunity! :)

Every day I packed a lunch for myself and went to the library to read books about marketing. I got two books:

1) a physical copy of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World* by Gary Vaynerchuk

2) The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone by Fredrik Eklund* – audiobook

As I walked for 1 hour to the library every day, I listened to The Sell audiobook and really enjoyed it. It talks a lot about personal brand, taking care of yourself, confidence, and marketing. I found the tone and the message to be very inspiring.

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How To Sell Repeat Pattern Designs On Zazzle Products. Zazzle Products Review by Designer and a Giveaway – Video

If you are thinking of selling your repeat pattern designs or other artwork on Zazzle products, then this video is for you.

* This video is not sponsored by Zazzle. it is based only on my own experience as an artist and a designer. I do use some affiliate links in this post that help support my work.

I’m so happy to have hit an awesome milestone of 500 subscribers on my YouTube channel: Oksancia! Yay! Thank you so much, everyone, for making it happen! I really appreciate your support and encouragement! To show you how much I appreciate it, I am giving away 1 mousepad featured in this video:

Oksancia floral pattern mousepad giveaway photo

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How to be more productive and creative by creating an effective ritual for your work day. Video.

Hope you are all having a great, creative day! I’ve been filming videos about textile design and running a creative business for my Oksancia YouTube channel. Here is a live stream video where I talk about how to be more productive and creative by creating an effective ritual for your work day.

This is the first video in my live series What Helps Me Grow, Love, and Create. I will share my experience and tips that helped or are helping me in my creative business. I’m super excited about it! :)

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How I Grew My Textile Design Business By 200x In 2 Years – Video

Here is a story of my textile design and repeat pattern business and what I learned in the process…

My name is Oksana. I am an artist, textile designer and a creative soul.

Up to this point I created more than 5000 vector repeat patterns and worked on more than 50 freelance surface pattern design projects.

I created my first pattern ever in 2010 and it has changed my life forever. Before this happened, I was creating vector illustrations approximately once per week for my microstock online galleries, where they could be licensed. One day in 2010 I told my husband Alex that I really liked repeat pattern designs and wanted to make them in vector, but the technical process of creating them was very time consuming and long. So Alex told me “Let’s figure it out together!” and we did! We put our heads together and came up with a system that made the technical side of creating repeat patterns very easy and fast for me. We improved the system over the years, but that day we made a simple pattern. Here it is. I was so excited to use it somehow that I made this illustration. One of my personal favorites till this day.

One year later, I have created over 1000 repeat patterns and borders and the revenue from my microstock business grew 80 times in one year. The following year we reached 200x the revenue of my original microstock business. You might say that it all started from that first pattern, but what I learned in 6 years since that day, is that it started from an idea and the fact that me and my husband came together and collaborated. That was one of the best, exciting times in our lives together.

I realized that I have a vision for patterns and artwork that speak to people and inspire them. But the power comes in collaboration with other amazing, creative people. This is what my customers have taught me so much through our common design projects.
If you have a product or a vision for a product that will impact people’s lives for better, I would be honored to collaborate with you and create unique, amazing artwork specifically for your products based on my creative vision and more that 8 years of experience in art and design. Please email me and let’s talk about your products and how we can make creative, meaningful magic happen together…