How I created my 5000 vector pattern portfolio. My top 3 tips. In this video, I talk about my experience and advice for being a prolific designer based on how I created my 5000 vector pattern portfolio. I share my top 3 tips for anyone who wants to grow a large portfolio of work.
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If you are interested in how I created my 5000 vector pattern portfolio and my top 3 tips on how to create a lot of work consistently, then this video is for you.
I created more than 5000 repeat pattern designs over 10 years. Here are my tips on how to grow your portfolio faster:
1) I created consistently. Every week by the end of the week I had to create 10 vector patterns.
2) I planned out ideas beforehand and worked on them one-by-one so that I don't have to have "designer's block" and not know what to work on when the time comes to create my patterns.
3) I learned and created myself the tools and systems to speed up pattern creation process like Adobe Illustrator scripts, actions, templates.
Here are my videos on some of the helpful tools I mentioned in this video:
★ How To Create a Custom Template System For Vector Repeat Patterns in Adobe Illustrator CC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HybtlXT7xp8
★ How to test your trimmed vector repeat pattern design with this awesome Adobe Illustrator Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TCduadOdik
★ Can I make good income selling artwork online? My experience over 11 years: https://oksancia.com/video-can-i-make-good-income-selling-artwork-online/
If you find yourself repeating a task over and over like saving something, scaling it up or down, or a whole series of steps you take every time you make a pattern design, look for ways to automate it and make it faster next time. This investment of your time and effort will pay off in the future.
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Hi! My name is Oksana. I am an artist, textile designer, and a creative soul. I help entrepreneurs envision and design beautiful products that will wow and connect with their customers. I am also passionate about sharing my experience of running a textile design business with fellow creatives through my videos here on this channel and my online textile design school: https://oksancia-textile-design-studio.teachable.com/
Up to this point I created more than 5000 vector repeat patterns and worked on more than 62 freelance surface pattern design projects and I’m always looking to collaborate with amazing people and businesses to create beautiful and meaningful products for all of us to enjoy.
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