Next week brings the second in our new Webinar series. This time Sherry London will be answering your questions about Photoshop. Guild members are invited to hop on over to our Google group, and ask away! And be sure to keep an eye open there for an invitation to join the Google Hangout On Air in progress, early next week. Of course, once the GHOA is ended, the completed YouTube video will also be linked in our forums, for your further perusal.
Sherry London is a surface pattern designer and Photoshop expert. (She also happens to be one of our own guild members!) She has written over a dozen books on Photoshop, Illustrator, and Painter, and for many years wrote the Quick Tips column for Photoshop User Magazine. She teaches general-purpose Photoshop and Illustrator classes online and also teaches a Photoshop for Designers 6-week course with Pattern Observer that focuses exclusively on the needs of surface pattern designers. In addition, she writes a monthly TechTalk blog post for the PatternObserver website. With the initial goal of creating designs for her knitting machine, Sherry has now been using Photoshop since it was new to the world, 25 years ago!
The Surface Pattern Design Guild has been invited to take a booth this year at Surtex! Our booth will be in the ReSource Hub, alongside HP and Pantone, amongst others as we were last year.
Our goal at the show:
And you can be involved too!
The folks at Surtex are giving all SPDG members who haven't yet shown their work at the Surtex show a special offer. The Surface Pattern Design Guild is being provided a special section on the showroom floor for new exhibitors. These exclusive booths plus additional promotional opportunities are being offered at a low price of $1700 for SPDG members only.
Each fully installed Surtex space includes:
• 1m back wall panel
• 1/2 m panel on sides
• Stool and Counter (perfect size for showing your work on an ipad)
• Company Name Sign
• Arm/ Light
There are even more perks included with the $1700 Surtex package price:
You'll get a promotional package which consists of
• a “NEW EXHIBITOR” highlight in the printed directory and at the show,
• your company logo plus image and listing in the Surtex Online Directory
• a New Exhibitor Press Release
• Inclusion in the Surtex story for “On the Surface” Newsletter
Also included is a marketing package that provides you with many opportunities to connect with attendees before, at and after the show.
Here are some highlights of that package:
• Printed directory listing
• Two SURTEX Conference Program session tickets
• Distribution of your press kits in our press center
• Inclusion in Press and Social Media outreach
• Access to Trend Theatre and ReSource Hub on show floor • Invitation to Exhibitor Happy Hour
• Use of private meeting rooms on show floor
• Shuttle service to/from designated hotels
• Discounted hotel rates
If you are interested in finding out more or are ready to take that next step in your career,
contact John Erich, Surtex Sales Manager email@example.com. Make sure you let him know that you're a guild member.
To take advantage of all the promotional opportunities, Surtex recommends you apply by mid April.
If you'd like to take advantage of this offer and are not yet a guild member or need to renew your membership, you can do it here.
I hope to see lots of our members taking advantage of this career building opportunity!
The SPDG Featured Member program promotes one member's surface pattern design work, displaying it throughout our website, and in the header along with a credit and link to his/her online portfolio or personal web site. As featured member, you will also have a feature page on the site.
To submit your name for the drawing, please reply in the comments section of this blog post by Friday, February 27, 2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. We will randomly select a name from the list of entries, and notify the lucky by email.
In order to qualify for this promotion, you must be a member of SPDG. If selected, you will be contacted with further instructions for providing images and your interview responses for our blog. Please do not apply if you have been the Featured Member in the past twelve months; your turn will come around again!
Being the SPDG Featured Member is a wonderful way to gain exposure for your work.
Let us help promote you!
I think it's safe to say that as Surface Pattern Designers we all love color. Color speaks to us, it draws us in. Everything we surround ourselves with contain colors we can't live without.
The Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design in New York City seems to feel the same way about color. They have created a great program where you can search their collection by choosing your favorite color from the pallet provided, CSS4, CSS3 and Crayola. Once you have chosen a color the computer will display the items in their museum that contain that color.
So to all lovers of color, browse away.
Images are from http://usshop.gestalten.com/designing-patterns.html
The Surface Pattern Design Guild is pleased to present our first ever Google Hangout On Air featuring special guest Cherish Flieder of ArtLicensingShow.com. An Illustrator, designer and creative entrepreneur, she is also an adjunct instructor for marketing, illustration, design and technology classes at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Cherish will be sharing her insights about social media for artists, and then answering questions from guild members.
Please add Surface Pattern Design Guild to your circles on Google+. And then join us on Thursday, February 12th at 1:45 PM, Pacific time for the Google Hangout On Air. The webinar will air live to the public, but when it's over, you'll need to be a guild member to view it on YouTube.
During this time period computers were not used in the design process. It was all drawing, blowing up the image to life size and laying motifs out. Birtwell’s process specifically was to draw a face, then the garment below, only then would she begin to design the fabric. “Most textile designers don’t think about where the print will end up, how it will work in three dimensions, but Celia always does,” says Linda Watson.
After 10 years in the fast paced fashion world Birtwell’s partnership with Ossie Clark ended in divorce. With 2 sons to raise Birtwell was looking for a change and found the slow process of designing interior textiles fit her perfectly. Celia Birtwell is still going strong, check out her website to see what she is up to now. http://www.celiabirtwell.com/