Over the years I have had many emerging designers ask me about this issue, and as part of the Pattern Observer  team have also seen lots of students trying to find answers. Let me share with you feedback from my clients and the conclusions that I came to a few years back. Do clients expect our […]

As textile designers it is easy to get stuck in our own little bubble, trying to juggle designing patterns with the pressures of conjuring up content for our social media,  finding new clients, keeping existing clients happy, launching products, marketing, paperwork…who has time to read a design book right? Wrong! you must make time,  even […]

  I was recently asked by the organisers of the London graduate show ‘New Designers’ to share my success story of exhibiting at One Year On within their blog. This reminded me that I had meant to do my own post before the deadline to apply for this year, which is the 30th January. For […]

As most of you probably already know, Pattern Observer  is the go to place for surface pattern designers to grow their textile design businesses. Michelle Fifis has created an amazing membership site which offers so many different courses & a wealth of useful resources. Over the years Pattern Observer have featured my new homeware collections […]