expanding your portfolio

In order to expand your portfolio, one needs inspiration. There are tons of summer classes for inspiration. Here are just a few that are currently happening –  Make It In Design, Making Art That Sells, and a Global Talent Search.

If you want to jump start your portfolio and work with some current trends, check out these fabulous mood boards for color and trend inspiration.

 Found on fashionvignette.blogspot.com


Found on fashionvignette.blogspot.com

Found on patterncurator.org

 Found on patterncurator.org


Found on patterncurator.org

Enjoy and happy creating!

k

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spring/summer 2016 colors

I just completed the third pattern design class at the Art and Business of Surface Design with Rachel Taylor and Beth Kempton. This module is Monetizing Your Designs. We’ve been learning about freelancing, licensing, and manufacturing. Lots of GREAT information and I highly recommend all three modules.

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As part of the this module we got access to WGSN, trend forecasting services. The website is packed with tons of information such as image libraries, design libraries, clip art, forecasting, color tools, image library, design tools, market intelligence, and MORE! I highly recommend check it out.

Here is a sneak peak at the spring/summer 2016 colors.

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I like them muted and soft. I’ll have to put together a pattern with these colors.

What have you been up to this week?

k