How To Create a Surface Design Motif with Adobe Capture

I’m a really big Adobe CC nerd and I’ve been doing a lot of work lately digitizing motifs for pattern and surface design, and discovered a super quick way of translating IRL sketches into quick cleanable vector art for Illustrator. If you’re curious, a creator o…

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How to Create a Simple Pattern in Illustrator for a Spoonflower Test Swatch

There are tons of ways to create swatches and print fabric, but this tutorial is going to use the super-easy online service Spoonflower in combination with Adobe Illustrator. Spoonflower is a great and simple way to create an easy test swatch.

How to harness your vanity and record yourself doing pattern work with quicktime. For cool OSX users.

A question has recently come up at work about how better to capture the work that we do. I’m a designer at an agency where we are constantly trying to find new was of sharing work on our instagram or twitter. Since I find a good use of my leisure time (it’s not) is wr…

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How to be a poor person at Art Basel Episode 2

When I last left you on the edge of your seat, Megan and I had left the convention center for a cool show we heard about in North Beach.

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How to be a poor person at Art Basel

A couple of months ago one of my best friends made a really great suggestion in the face of the looming and long winter ahead. November days dipping below forty degrees were becoming more common.

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