Posts Tagged ‘creative business’


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.

Read the rest »

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.

Read the rest »

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.

Read the rest »

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! :)

Read the rest »