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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…

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

14 Mar 2016
 

Client Testimonial: Shamsiah From Hessa Bags.

Hessa Bags is a manufacturer of Islamic handbags bags which are not only beautiful and practical, but meaningful too. They are based in Malaysia and has been my client since July 2015. I am very grateful to Shamsiah, the founder and owner of the company, who has been so kind as to write a review about our work together.

salam sling wallet from Hessa Bags with repeating pattern designed by Oksancia

Here is what Shamsiah writes:

“I first discovered Oksancia’s work on Spoonflower and subsequently on Shutterstock. At the time I was looking for an illustrator to help translate my ideas into beautiful patterns for my handbag business, and also to offer their views and ideas on what will and won’t work. Her work to me is clean yet meticulous, and although there is a wide variety in her work, they are all beautiful.
I loved working with Oksancia, she was quick to understand my (jumbled and sometimes vague!) ideas and voila, magically produce patterns which require just a few tiny tweaks here and there.
I highly recommend anyone looking for an illustrator to contact her. I personally can’t wait to collaborate with her again, hopefully sooner rather than later!”
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Vector repeating pattern designed by Oksancia with olive branches for customer Hessa Bags
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 Here is me holding Hessa Salam handbag with the repeat pattern I designed :)
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Oksancia holding Hessa bags olive branch peace handbag with her repeating pattern design
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Thank you so much, Shamsiah, for you kind words. I really enjoyed our creative projects together. As of November 2015 I have done 3 projects for Hessa Bags.
Here is a Hessa backpack with beautiful paper airplanes vector repeating pattern I designed:
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Vector repeating pattern designed by Oksancia with paper airplanes for customer Hessa Bags
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Backpack with vector repeating pattern designed by Oksancia with paper airplanes for customer Hessa Bags
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Please visit Hessa Bags website and Instagram page for more inspirational goodness.

Client Testimonial: Sarah From Cari Slings. Fabric Design Case Study

I am feeling honored to hear from my amazing client Sarah – the founder of Cari Slings woven babywearing wraps company based in North Carolina, USA. She was so kind to write down her feedback on our experience of working together for 1.5 years. Sarah is a mom of three beautiful children, a babywearing enthusiast, and a passionate geek, which translates into her esthetic and choice of topics for her company’s products – USA woven babywearing slings.

Sarah writes:

“When Cari Slings was still in its infancy, I was primarily using mill stock designs. I was very happy with our original designs, but I felt the need to start searching for designers that connected a bit more with my aesthetic.

I stumbled upon a beautiful underwater design by Oksana late one night and loved her work immediately. I found the designer’s name and site and perused her website. I loved everything that I saw, and contacted Oksana enquiring if she would be interested in collaborating with me. She responded and let me know that she had recently given birth and was taking a little bit of time to spend with her family, and asked if I could get back in touch with her in a month or two. I did not hesitate to follow up, and upon getting back in touch, we worked out the details and she took my simple ideas and turned them into a beautiful Under The Sea design.

Since that first project, Oksana and I have collaborated further and she has produced some very fun and beautiful designs for Cari Slings. She has created our Owl Post (http://www.carislings.com/chapters/Owl-Post), Neverending (http://www.carislings.com/chapters/Neverending), The ‘Verse (http://www.carislings.com/chapters/the-verse), #solidarity (a Facebook group exclusive design), our Avatar inspired design (another Facebook group exclusive) and a few more designs that are still “under wraps”.

Oksana is a truly gifted artist. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. When we collaborate on an idea, we brainstorm different concepts, I let Oksana know what I would like, and within a few days, she provides me with a first draft design that always exceeds my expectations. Her artistry translates onto our woven fabric beautifully, and my customers and myself are always so thrilled.

If one is looking for an artist who puts her heart into her work, and if one is looking for a designer who will not just meet, but exceed your expectations, please do not hesitant to get in touch with Oksana. I cannot sing her praises enough. Her work speaks for itself.

Thank you kindly Oksana. :)”

Thank you so much for such a great feedback. I loved our time working together too! It’s been filled with wonderful, creative assignments and I really enjoyed the process of working together to bring your and your customer’s ideas to life on special, custom and uniques fabric designs.

Here is the story :) Our creative journey with Sarah started with this Under The Sea design in 2014 which is now available in an array of colors and fabric choices:

 

Since then Sarah and I collaborated on 9 more designs like the Owl Post fabric design inspired by the world of Harry Potter:

 

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Cute Baby and Toddler Shoes By Cari Slings With My Fabric Designs

Cari Slings has done it again! :) They came up with these adorable baby and toddler shoes made out of the remnants of the exclusive fabric used for their babywearing slings. And many of them have my designs on them. Yay! :) I love how talented and creative Sarah, the owner of Cari Slings, is coming up with new and fun product ideas. Can’t wait for the pictures of little feet in these tiny shoes!

Oh wait! There is one ;)

They are made of a brand new fabric I together with my Art Team artist designed for Cari Slings – Oracle from Neverending chapter, which is inspired by the scales of dragon Falcor from The NeverEnding Story movie. Love how comfy they look. I want a pair too. Not only for my little Olivia, but for myself ;)

There are little shoes made of Under The Sea fabric line in different colors, designed by me in 2014.

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Custom Packaging Design For Floral Simplicity Scented Sachets

First time I received the samples of my graphic design work that smelled so good! :) So excited to share a unique, creative project, on which I worked together with Floral Simplicity brand of scented sachets for home use. We created a line of 10 unique packaging designs for each scent with modern layout and a vibrant range of artwork. I love how they all turned out.

I created a hand drawn illustration for each envelope that reflected the scent and atmosphere that goes together with each aroma. The final artwork has been done in vector format.

 

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