Making money as a freelance surface pattern designer is hard.
I want to introduce you to your first paying gig.
If you are an artist who’s interested in designing for products this course will identify the four main sources of income for pattern designers, and then dive deep into textile design studios. Learn how studios work and sell artwork, why partnering with them can be one of the easiest ways to start your surface pattern career, and all the dirty details about potential income. By the end of this course you'll be fired up to approach design studios for partnership and be on your way to earning money with your print design skills.
Here’s what’s included:
- 2.25 hours of video content, broken up into short videos
- Assignments that lay out actionable steps to get you ready to approach studios
- 6 downloadable PDFs including
Evergreen Market Themes
A Portfolio Website Starter Guide
Industry Shows Overview
40+ Studios to know (categorized with links)
Inquiry Email Samples and Tips
Questions to Ask before Signing on with a Studio
- Answers to common questions surrounding print studios including:
Why do companies use studios?
How do studios work with artists?
What are the pros and cons of working with a studio?
Can I license my art and work with a studio simultaneously?
How big should my portfolio be?
What questions should I ask a design studio before working with them?
"I'm loving this class! Definitely unique info to what I've seen out there! Elizabeth gets real with numbers which is so helpful in making this a reality." @patricehorvath
"I heard back from the first textile design studio I contacted today!! They said they loved my work and they told me they thought I would be a great fit with their team! I never would have discovered this whole other world of surface design if it weren't for Elizabeth’s class. It was so informative and beyond helpful!" @emilycromwell
This course is self paced, and once you order, you will immediately have lifetime access to all class material. If you’re interested in designing for products and have at least 5-10 designs in your portfolio- hand painted or digitally created- you will be ready to rock this content.
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