Desafío Express de Pattern Design

Desafío Express de Pattern Design


Hello pattern designers! Tengo una noticia muy interesante que contarles: ¡hoy 1 de agosto de 2017 lanzo mi primer Desafío Express de Pattern Design! Sé que hay muchas/os de nosotras/os que en vacaciones, además de descansar, nos gusta dar rienda suelta a nuestra creatividad, hacer cosillas nuevas o diferentes y aprender o divertirnos simplemente diseñando y dibujando. Por eso he creado este Desafío, que va a durar 1 semana y la idea es crear una mini colección de 3 patterns, paso a paso, con ayuda de 7 consignas que hay que seguir a través de Instagram y Facebook. Es ideal para quienes no saben cómo empezar o no se han animado aún a diseñar su primera colección, para aquellos que están de relax y con ganas de aprender algo nuevo y para aquellos que ya saben diseñar colecciones y les apetece mucho la idea de sumar una bonita mini colección al portfolio.
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¿Cuál es tu estilo en Pattern Design?


Hello pattern designers! Déjenme hacerles la siguiente pregunta: cuál es vuestro estilo en Pattern Design? Tener un estilo claro es algo que preocupa a diseñadores (para algunos de ellos es como encontrar el Santo Grial) mientras a otros no les preocupa en absoluto porque se sienten bien siguiendo -y trabajando para- las tendencias, sin tener un estilo definido. Entonces, ¿en qué grupo están ustedes? Tengo que decir que me he sentido estar -y me siento estar- en ambos grupos. Creo que es muy importante, como profesional, tener un estilo único pero también es importante poder adaptarse a tendencias cuando es necesario. Esta es una habilidad que hay que entrenar y necesita tiempo y práctica.
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Video-cápsulas sobre Diseño de Patterns

Video-cápsulas sobre Diseño de Patterns


Hola pattern designers! Hoy quería hablar muy brevemente para avisar a aquellos que aún no se han enterado, de que ya tengo mi propio canal en Youtube. Yes! Recientemente he lanzado mis primeras video-cápsulas sobre Diseño de Patterns, de acceso gratuito, para diseñadores de estampados, textiles, gráficos o ilustradores que sean amantes del Pattern Design. En ellas estaré explicando desde conceptos básicos hasta curiosidades, consejos útiles, nociones interesantes y claves de creatividad a tener en cuenta a la hora de dibujar o diseñar.
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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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Pattern design for sweets and pastry packaging


Hello pattern designers! Today I’d like to talk about the most important aspects of designing patterns in a packaging project for sweets or pastry items. Maybe by designing this, we’re not so close to textile design, but much, much closer to graphic design. Anyway…who doesn’t want to get involved in one of these projects? It’s not only an interesting project itself to develop, but it allows us to combine two of the things everybody loves the most: good design and sweets! So, if a client asks you to design a collection of patterns for her/his packaging or, if you are the owner of a pastry/sweets business, then these 5 aspects I’m sharing might interest you:
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Choosing your pattern collection title

Choosing your pattern collection title


Hello pattern lovers! Recently I’ve been teaching everything about designing a pattern collection in my course “Erase una vez una Colección” (Once upon a time a collection) and I think it’s a good idea to talk about choosing a pattern collection title today. It may seem a little detail among other greater tasks when designing a collection, but I’m going to share with you 4 good reasons why you should work on your collection titles carefully.
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3 tips for designing prints for tote bags

3 tips for designing prints for tote bags


Hello, pattern lovers! Today I’d like to give you 3 short -but important- tips about designing prints and patterns for tote bags. I recently had the experience of launching my new small collection of totes for my Urbanothèque webshop, and, in the meantime, I learnt some things I’ll share with you now. I hope it helps you create more professional and suitable tote bags for your clients! 😉
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What do you know about novelty patterns?


Hello pattern lovers! How well do you know your patterns? Did you know that there are different types of patterns just because of their motifs? Today I am going to talk about a specific type. Today I am going to talk about novelty patterns and why you should include them in your body of work (if you haven’t done so yet).
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Why it’s good to work with a Pattern Designer (2)

Why it’s good to work with a Pattern Designer (2)


Hello, pattern lovers! Here is the second part of the post that I have started some days ago, when I was talking about why it’s good to work with a pattern designer. If you thought that the previous post said it all, now you’ll have three more new reasons to remember how important our professional skills are!

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Why it’s good to work with a Pattern Designer (1)

Why it’s good to work with a Pattern Designer (1)


Hello pattern lovers! Today I woke up feeling very proud of being a Pattern Designer. I am so happy with everything I have learnt in these two years so far… and I’m still wanting to learn so much more! But, in the other hand, I am aware that most people don’t know what Pattern Design is (just look at their faces when you have to answer their question “what do you do for a living?”). This could make us feel strange sometimes, like if our work was invisible to the world. But the thing is that our work is not invisible, and it certainly help brands to increase sales, making some products look much appealing and therefore, more interesting and sellable to their customers and clients. It’s important that we know and remember this. So now, I’d like to remind you why it’s always a good idea to work with a Pattern Designer (yes, to work with someone like you!). There are quite several advantages, and today I’ll list some of them (there’ll be more in a second post). read more