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master series with rachael taylor

the roost tribe is excited to welcome rachael taylor to the master series as she joins us to discuss “taking risks and designing your way!“. rachael and i connected several years ago, when i was also able to take her groundbreaking surface pattern design e-course, ‘the art and business of surface pattern design‘. i highly recommend it! (you can see my alumni success story here!).

 

rachael is a super fun and energetic surface pattern designer and illustrator from britain who creates ‘patterns to make you happy’! rachael has been lucky enough to work for a number of prestigious clients worldwide and also runs her own design label along with successfully licensing a number of global branded collections.  you can find her designs on fashion, home decors, greetings, gadgets and ceramics.


rachael has also just released a beautiful new book, 20 ways to draw a doodle’! it is the perfect creative book and resource for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers and anyone who loves to sketch. rachael’s success has also led her to the new ventures of, ‘make it in design‘, ‘MOYO magazine’ and ‘the MOYO directory’.

make it in design

if you’ve ever dreamt of seeing your designs on stationery, homewares, fabric, wallpaper etc, the design school featuring the art and business of surface pattern design is for you! the course takes you from sketch to pattern design to product in four modules. the next course begins this october- find out more and register here!

rachael elsewhere: web | twitter | instagram | facebook

so come join the roost tribe and get your learn on! join anytime this month to receive rachael’s article on “taking risks and designing your way!”.

roost tribe

what is the roost tribe? the roost tribe is a membership that welcomes you to a family of creatives for just $5 a month. by joining, you’ll become a part of an incredibly inspirational community. members receive a welcome packet with several informational e-books covering blog growth, pitching your products, writing product descriptions, going home to roost’s creative story and a list of top industry resources. additionally, each month members receive printables, patterns, illustrations & clipart, a plant based recipe, adobe illustrator tutorial, iphone & desktop background, special guest articles on creative topics and more all delivered right to their inbox!

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racael taylor gveaway you might remember the e-course that i recently enrolled in (starts in 5 days, eee!) called the art and business of surface pattern design? well if you’ve been tinkering with the idea of signing up, i think i have a little something-something to put you over the edge. how about a chance to win $100 worth of giftware designed by rachael taylor? boo-yah!

alls you have to do is sign up for the art and business of surface pattern design within 48 hours of this post to be entered to win a bumper package of rachael taylor-designed home and giftware worth $100, shipped anywhere in the world!

here’s how to enter:

after checking out the e-course and realizing that you were destined to partake, go ahead and sign up (better hurry though, e-course begins on monday, november 14th!). when asked where you heard about the course, enter ‘going home to roost’, and you will automatically be entered to win. we will announce the winner here on monday, november 14th. you have 48 hours to enter (ends on 11/11/11 at 10:30am pst). good luck!

the package includes (drum roll, please):

apron: £18.00

a brand new design, screen printed brown with the ‘cow parsley’ print. apron comes with an adjustable strap & loop at the top & ties around the waist to fasten.

tea towel: £8.00

brown ‘cow parsley’ pattern tea towel, screen printed & manufactured in the uk. a very generous sized tea towel, dimensions 48cm x 76cm made from 100% cotton. these tea towels will add a pretty accent to your kitchen!

oven mitt: £11.00

coordinating brown ‘cow parsley’ single oven mitt. this design will add a quirky and contemporary edge to your kitchen!

bag: £15.00

black and white screen printed heavyweight fabric canvas shopper bag (with long handles) exclusively hand drawn & designed by rachael. the bag has the popular ‘quirky motifs’ pattern printed on the front & the reverse.

set of 6 cards: £15

cards exclusively hand designed by rachael, blank inside for your own personal message.

art and surface pattern design

about the art and business of surface pattern design

if you have ever dreamt of seeing your designs on stationery, fabric, homewares or other products, sharing your art through pattern, and monetising your designs this groundbreaking course is for you!

the art and business of surface pattern design featuring rachael taylor’ is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern designer. split into three modules it will take you step-by-step from sketch to pattern to product, sharing technical how-to-guides and industry secrets along the way.

thriving surface pattern designer rachael taylor will guide you along this exciting path from developing your signature style to putting a collection together, and from protecting your work to monetising your designs. with a rich combination of design inspiration, practical advice, demonstrations, creative exercises, resources and interviews with leading industry practitioners, this is the go-to guide for anyone wanting to develop their design skills and break into the industry.

if you want to break into the exciting surface pattern design industry, this is the course for you! find out more and register here: http://www.dowhatyouloveforlife.com/pattern

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happy monday, lovelies! i’m on the mend from my knee surgery and just wanted to say a big thank you for bearing with me! my mom came out all the way from north carolina last week, and it was so wonderful to have her here. she made us lots of yummy meals and helped with my recovery so much. miss you mom!

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design featuring Rachael Taylor!

now on to something verrrry exciting. beth nicholls from do what you love has just announced a brand new e-course: the art and business of surface pattern design featuring rachael taylor!  if you have ever dreamt of seeing your designs on stationery, fabric, homewares or other products, sharing your art through pattern, and monetizing your designs this groundbreaking course is for you!

you may not know this about me, but i have been an aspiring textile designer for a few years now. as i’ve been training and working on designs, this e-course couldn’t have come at a better time. i couldn’t sign up quick enough! if you have ever dreamed of designing your own patterns or seeing your own artwork illustrated as surface design, this e-course is for you.

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design featuring Rachael Taylor!

the course features 3 modules (you can sign up for 1, 2 or all 3) which will take you through all the ins and outs of becoming a successful designer.

module 1: designing your way- how to gather inspiration, build patterns, create mood boards, work with color and more.

module 2: creating your professional identity- how to start your own label, develop a signature look, develop a collection, market yourself and more.

module 3: monetizing your designs- how to identify multiple streams of income for your designs, sell and license your designs, choose the right distribution and more.

this is only a brief mentioning of each module, if you want to read more detailed outlines, visit the e-course page here!

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design featuring Rachael Taylor!

sound like you? read more about it at the art and business of surface pattern design featuring rachael taylor. don’t delay- the first module begins november 14th!

find out more about rachael and beth here. images via rachael taylor.

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