CREATING A DYNAMIC COLOR PALETTE

Creating a dynamic color palette

Sometimes when I’m build a pattern I struggle to come up with a color palette that I like and that really helps my design stand out. I just can’t get the colors to work! Thankfully, I’ve learned a few tricks that help me get unstuck and create dynamic color palettes. I’m so excited to share them with you!

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HELP! I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO BUILD A PATTERN

Help! I have no idea how to build a pattern!

  I love patterns and for a long time wanted to learn how to make them. However, when I started looking into the process about 10 years ago I couldn’t find a lot of information on how to go about it. The process just seemed too overwhelming, so I moved on. Luckily, these days pattern design has […]

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NO FILL, NO LINE? NO PROBLEM!

No fill, no line, no problem!

Today’s experiment is all about rule breaking. For this pattern I threw out one of the basic rules of building a pattern in Illustrator and ended-up, I think, making something that is quite beautiful. So what rule did I break? I didn’t put a no fill, no line box behind my pattern before I dragged […]

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USING NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY IMAGES IN YOUR PATTERN

Using NYPL images in your pattern

Here’s a great resource for pattern designers – The New York Public Library Digitals Collection. Not only can you gather inspiration from the over 700,000 digitized items, but you can incorporate public domain images from the site into your patterns. In fact, the library encourages this, stating on their website that they’ve digitized these materials“…to […]

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