When color is a problem in your pattern


Hello, pattern lovers! Today I’d like to talk about colors. This is not the first time I do it here in Pattern We Trust, in fact I have two previous posts related to color: this one (about common mistakes when designing patterns) and this one about finding your color palette. But today I wanted to write a post about when color is a problem in your pattern, or much better said: when color is the only problem in your pattern. Did this happen to you lately? Let’s see 3 usual problems you may be experiencing and what you can do to solve them:
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Curso online: Diseño de Colecciones de Estampados


Hello, pattern lovers! Hoy tengo una gran, gran noticia que darles: después de que varias personas, tras lanzar mi curso presencial “Érase una vez una Colección”, preguntaran por su versión online, puedo anunciarles que el curso online de Diseño de Colecciones de estampados YA está disponible en mi web! Se trata de un jugoso curso dirigido a diseñadores de estampados, textiles, gráficos e ilustradores que ya sepan hacer rapports y que quieran dar el salto al diseño de colecciones completas para aplicar en sus propios productos o los de sus clientes. Además, está pensado para aprender a obtener inspiración, a estructurar, organizar y diseñar una colección balanceada y profesional y a presentarla de manera memorable.
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Acceso gratuito a webinar de Pattern Design

Acceso gratuito a webinar de Pattern Design


Hola diseñadores! Muy buenos días! Hoy el post será muy corto, pero no por eso menos bueno! Hace un mes atrás les regalé a mis subscriptoras del blog (y subscriptores también!), como agradecimiento por su apoyo y confirnaza en todo este tiempo, el acceso gratuito a mi webinar sobre Diseño de Colecciones de Estampados. Este webinar era sólo una pequeña parte de lo que enseño en mi Curso presencial “Érase una vez una Colección”. Todo ese trabajo y mimo que puse en el webinar, me vino devuelto con comentarios y feedback muy positivos… y yo no podía sentirme más satisfecha! Al ver que resultó muy útil a los diseñadores, hoy me gustaría hacer llegar el acceso gratuito al webinar a todos los que quieran estar también en la lista de subscriptores y disfrutar de 55 minutos de contenido muy bien aprovechado 🙂 read more

Designing a pattern collection II

Designing a pattern collection II


Hello pattern lovers! Today I am going to continue the topic I started in my previous post: Designing a pattern collection. I already mentioned the advantages of creating a collection instead of designing single patterns, and here are some more advantages. Ready?
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Designing a pattern collection I

Designing a pattern collection I


Hello pattern lovers! I hope you are spending a great summer time, everyone! I would love to thank you for making “In Pattern We Trust” a blog that has more and more readers month to month! I feel absolutely happy and gives me more reasons to share what I know, what I love and what I learn about Pattern Design in each post! 🙂

I have been immersed in designing some collections lately (I will be sharing some of that work in my website and social media soon) and I’ve decided today that I’d like to talk about the advantages of designing a pattern collection, and why it’s professionally much better than designing single pieces.
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Pattern design: common mistakes (II)

Pattern design: common mistakes (II)


Hello, pattern lovers! I have to say a big THANKS to you all for your growing interest in In Pattern We Trust Blog and in the first part of my post most common mistakes when designing a pattern (I). Today it’s turn of the second and last part of this post, when I talk about more subtle mistakes, those ones that you have to be aware of just to better train your professional eye. Here we go then: read more

Pattern design: common mistakes (I)

Pattern design: common mistakes (I)


Hello, pattern lovers! Today, I would like to talk about the most common mistakes when designing a pattern. We all know what to do when we design (we learnt how to use the right motifs, the right colors, we use the right repetition methods, etc), but still we keep on seeing unpleasant, unexciting patterns here and there on the Internet and on products from real life. So why does this happen? As I said, we all learnt the how-to’s very well, -because they are funny and creative!- but we easily forget the boring what not to do’s. So In Pattern We Trust blog will share with you a little list of those frequent mistakes in pattern design and the reason why they occur.
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Find your favorite color palette


Have you ever felt the need of finding that color palette that you could call your own, personal palette? Maybe you decided to give your line of products a particular color palette so your customers can recognize it -and you- at once? Maybe you are looking for a beautiful color palette but you don’t want to “borrow” one that is already made by someone else from Pinterest? Or maybe you just simply need a beautiful color palette for your next pattern collection? If one of them is your case, I will share with you how I dealt with color choosing and I hope that this could help you too! read more

Recolouring patterns


Hello, pattern lovers! Here is a simple question I have to ask you: what do you do with all those single patterns that have no collection (because you sold the others or because when you had to decide which ones to include, your head said that they just didn’t make it to the finals, while your heart would have included them, because you liked them).
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The Ultimate Portfolio Builder


Good morning and good week, pattern lovers! The pictures you see today are patterns I developed for the Ultimate Portfolio Builder Course, from Make It In Design School, which is directed by pattern designer, illustrator, author & teacher Rachael Taylor.

Before subscribing to this amazing e-course in September 2015, I had tried the Make It In Design Summer School (Advanced Track) this last summer, and I remained so happy with the inspiration I got there that I finally decided to get on the bus of the UPB.
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