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Video: How to work with a freelance textile designer. 9 steps of a freelance project.

Up to this point, I created more than 5000 vector repeat patterns and worked on more than 58 freelance surface pattern design projects. In this video, I talk about the steps involved in any textile design or surface pattern design freelance project, how to work with a freelance textile designer based on my own research and experience, and 9 steps of a freelance project.

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Live Stream: How I Create Vector Repeat Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CC Using Custom Actions

Hi. I am Oksancia – a vector artist and surface pattern designer. In this live stream, I go through all the steps of creating a pineapple vector repeat pattern design in Adobe Illustrator CC.
What I do – the process:

– Create a reference photo of a pineapple.
– Make the drawings in a few versions of the main elements.
– Put together a repeat composition.
– Trim the composition to create a seamless pattern tile.
– Test the repeat pattern to find potential problems with composition and design.

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

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!

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Is Wacom Cintiq better than Wacom Intuos Graphic Pen Tablet. My experience using Wacom tablets

If you are a textile designer, graphic designer, digital illustrator, vector or raster artist, and researching which graphic pen tablet to purchase for your creative business, This video is for you. Is Wacom Cintiq better than Wacom Intuos Graphic Pen Tablet. My personal experience using Wacom tablets. Health issues I had after using Wacom Cintiq tablet.

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How to Grow Your Repeat Pattern Gallery Super Fast? Here is My Free Illustrated Checklist ebook full of ideas.

How to Grow Your Repeat Pattern Gallery Super Fast? Here is My Free Illustrated Checklist ebook full of ideas.

I often get asked how I managed to create close to 6000 vector repeat pattern designs in a matter of a few years. I gave it some serious thought and got a realization that I developed an important system and ideas how I multiply my vector repeat patterns for sale on microstock agencies and print-on-demand websites like Spoonflower. So I decided to share my system with you by creating a free ebook of ideas:

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Salam Backpack Project (Paper Planes)

Salam Backpack Project (Paper Planes)

Client: Hessa Bags https://www.hessabags.com Handbag Manufacturer We designed a vector repeat pattern design with flying paper airplanes and words “salam” (“peace”) to signify spreading peace around the world. The pattern has been later printed on backpacks. Photo...

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