Cherish is an internationally featured and award-winning artist and has designed thousands of SKUS in men’s and women’s fashion apparel and accessories, books (including children’s books), magazines, craft and stationery products, greeting cards, art prints, technology cases, gifts concepts, and more. Her watercolor/mixed media art style is available for license on products under the brand Something to Cherish® (SomethingToCherish.com). Cherish is also a design & marketing coach, and since 2008 an adjunct instructor at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design.
Next Tuesday, February 21st we will be hosting a Google Hangout on Air event with Cherish Flieder, leader of an international group on social media of over 15K members on the topic of “Art of Licensing” (ArtOfLicensing.com). In 2015, Cherish founded ArtLicensingShow.com, a private portfolio site and community that helps artists and companies connect with one another to sign licensing deals.
Cherish describes the ArtLicensingShow.com® as an innovative way for artists to connnect their art portfolio with key people who are in the position to license artwork. Most importantly, it is a private portfolio that keeps artists 100% in control of who has access to review the work, in addition to opening up other marketing opportunities through groups including exclusive art challenges judged by some of our industries top art directors.
In this webinar, Cherish will show you inside the walls of this password-protected social networking site designed for our industry. She will also highlight special features it has that will allow you to take your marketing game to the next level!
The Google Hangout begins at 11:30 PST (19:30 GMT)
Guild members, be sure to keep an eye open on our private Facebook page for an invitation to join the Google Hangout On Air. We will also send an invite out from our Google forum for those members who haven't transitioned to the Facebook group. Of course, once the GHOA is ended, the completed YouTube video will also be linked on our Facebook page, for your further perusal.
The US Copyright Office is reviewing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and wanted to gather more information on how creatives experience working with the Copyright Office. If you are an artist or designer who specifically show their work online and work with the US Copyright Office, take the survey linked below created by the Copyright Alliance.
Let your voice be heard, complete the survey by February 17, 2017, it will take about 15 minutes.
For all of our members in the UK and any soon to be tourists, plan on a visit to The Fashion and Textile Museum. They are housing the first ever UK exhibition of Josef Frank’s textiles.
Frank was an Austrian born architect who emigrated to Sweden in 1933. He joined the famed Svenskt Tenn, creating a prolific amount of work and helping to redefine Swedish Modern Design.
If you can't make it until April, pop into the exhibit of Gudrun Sjoden, a textile artist and company owner of Gudrun’s World since 1976. She is widely recognized as a pioneer of sustainable fashion. See the influence from the past to the present in Swedish design.
Until I stumbled on their Instagram feed, I'd never heard of PATTERNITY. When they announced their book, I was intrigued, and they very kindly sent me a copy for review here.
PATTERNITY is a London based design studio, consultancy and archive founded in 2009 by photographer/art director Anna Murray, and surface/product designer Grace Winteringham. And yet, like me, many surface pattern designers may have never noticed them This almost seems to be "by design." To briefly summarize the PATTERNITY Manifesto, they believe that by drawing from the patterns that occur all around us everyday, designs can be created that are comforting and can effect change.
PATTERNITY projects are driven by the core belief that a shared engagement with pattern can have positive and powerful results.
PATTERNITY the book is an unexpectedly intellectual look at one of our most basic instincts, pattern seeking. When you open it for the first time, you may be surprised. This is not the kind of design book you're probably used to; instead, the images are of urban photography, fashion and sculpture, juxtaposed in a way that highlights their similarites. PATTERNITYs design colloborations are shown throughout, everything from boldly patterened Clarks dessert boots to an art installation created with and about chocolate!
The book has three sections. Curiousity explores the design elements found in nature, and our urban environments. Collaboration is about the value in creating with others in an age when digital tools so often make it too easy to work in solitude. Connectivity explores the ways in which pattern can connect us to the larger world.
When I sat down with the book, it was just after the holidays. I was feeling a little drained, and creatively blank. Afterward I went for a walk in my neighborhood, and suddenly noticed pattern everywhere, from the local diner's accoustic tiled ceiling, to the metal acces plates in the sidewalks. I can see myself dipping back into this book again and again, for inspiration, and to see the world in new ways. And their online archive is well worth frequent visits too.
Katja Ollendorff has gracioulsy allowed to share a recent post from her blog here.
A lot of things inspire my designs. Being outside and walking around town or in nature are big sources of inspiration. But on days when I'm stuck inside or just enjoying some TV time all cozy on the couch, I still can't stop myself from noticing patterns wherever I look. I have even saved a few images over the years on my Instagram feed #tvtextiles.
I love the series The Durells in Corfu (PBS Masterpiece Theater). It's set in 1935 and I am so in love with the fashion that is depicted on the show. I can't help but take snapshots of special patterns I notice as I watch. Afterward, I will look through the images and make little sketches to see a theme arise. Attached are (blurry) examples of my captures and the sketchbook entry, then design, that followed. Inspiration has no boundaries! What's your secret source of inspiration?
Here are the details:
In this workshop, you will explore digital workflows for textile design. Outputting to WOVNS, a platform for Jacquard woven textile production, discussion will be centered around the changing landscape of textile development as digital fabrication technologies evolve. You will learn how to create a production ready textile design file in a repeating or tapestry style layout using the WOVNS platform. You will have the option of sending your file for production and receive your own custom Jacquard woven fabric.
The WOVNS workshop is open to all. Familiarity with Adobe Suite (Photoshop and / or Illustrator) is helpful as we will be designing in these programs. Please plan to bring a laptop, preferably with Adobe Suite (Photoshop and / or Illustrator) installed. There are 4 additional computers in the lab with Adobe Suite installed, should some participants need. WOVNS Swatch Blankets will be available for use during the workshop, to aid in the digital design process and anticipated result as woven fabric.
Fee:$20 General Admission
Free for CCA students and community (School and/or community IDs will be checked and verified to receive complimentary access.) Participants will have the option of submitting their design files for production at the end of the workshop. The cost is $45 - 48 / yard.
For those of you new to the WOVNS company, WOVNS is a textile technology platform that is changing the way textiles are produced.The platform allows designers to develop and order custom woven textiles in quantities as small as a single yard. In the era of digital fabrication platforms, desktop 3D printers and CNC machines, the goal of WOVNS is to revolutionize textile production, creating access and immediacy.
Instructor, Dena Molnar is a Textile Designer and graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a concentration in Technology. Her background is in the design and fabrication of high performance textiles. Prior to pursuing a Masters at the GSD, she earned a BFA in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design, and went on to lead the High Performance Textiles division of Maharam, a leading supplier of textiles to commercial architects and designers, located in New York City. Her work focuses on the relationship between textiles and digital technologies, addressing how their intersection can influence material development and specification.
About the Hybrid Lab The CCA Hybrid Lab is a creative, supportive space where students and faculty explore, learn and make across materials and technologies. With the support from Intel, the Hybrid Lab works at the critical intersection of art, design, and engineering to engage diverse audiences in technology based practice.
While visiting Deruta Italy, the center of Majolica ceramics in the world, Helen became intrigued and reached out for something new to stimulate her artistic sense. She studied at La Scuola D'Arte Ceramica in Deruta. Here she learned about different glazes, the history of the Renaissance Majolica painting, and the different motifs associated with it.
After returning to the United States, Helen began working at the University of California Berkeley Arts Studios for two years, bringing her knowledge from Deruta to Berkeley students. She could also be seen in North Beach, the Little Italy of San Francisco, demonstrating Majolica painting at the front of the Birodi Ceramic Art Imports on Columbus Avenue. Here she sold small pieces and booked private commissions for larger personalized works.
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