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

Creative Meeting for Pattern Designers

Creative Meeting for Pattern Designers


Hello pattern lovers! Phew! It’s been two weeks since my last post for In Pattern We Trust! Things have been very busy around and it was impossible to find a little time until now. Today I am here to tell you about the first Creative Meeting for Pattern Designers, a very special event we had on november 5th here in Madrid. And I could not be more happy about it!.
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To follow or not to follow trends?

To follow or not to follow trends?


Maybe this question sounds pretty familiar to you, doesn’t it? There is always a moment when you ask yourself what to do with trends, because they can be pure inspiration or, sometimes… they can be a steel cage for your inspiration! Trends and megatrends give you different focuses on several global themes such as technology, nature, science, urban environments, homy environments, historical periods, culture, etc. They certainly give you a concrete direction for the visual mood/style and color palettes you have to work with according to what the experts predict that will be popular in fashion, home decor, stationery, etc. Trends make some previous decisions for you, they do the “heavy” work first (including deep, very specialized research in the entire world), so you only have to think about designing. So trends can be really liberating!
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Winter Colour Palette

Winter Colour Palette


Hello, pattern lovers! I have been away from posting these last weeks because of the holidays, and the celebrations that everybody knows… been very busy. But now I am here as usual, in the beginning of this year 2016. I hope you all have spent a great time with your beloved families and friends and hope you are now ready to get back to “reality”! 😉 read more