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Creative Studio Collective
COMMUNITY. EDUCATION. CONVERSATION
this is a space where creatives can come together to learn from other creatives, a place to ask questions, share experiences, and provide both insight and clarity on specific topics. our goal is to create an environment of inclusion and community, a space where real conversations are taking place, where lessons learned are shared along with resources, disappointments, and successes. We believe in a rising tide and that by openly sharing our experience and knowledge we can brighten a light in others without dimming our own!
The goal of CSC is to create a space to share collective knowledge, support other artists, and elevate the design industry together. With over 17 years of individual experience in the surface pattern design industry, Fleur and Ryann have jointly released 35+ collections to print-on-demand companies and successfully licensed their art worldwide.
Monthly Portfolio Building Design Briefs
Build a well-rounded & marketable portfolio like a pro
We are so excited to bring you are monthly Portfolio Building Creative Briefs! This is something that we created for ourselves as working artists to keep us on track with not only consistently creating new artwork but also filling our portfolio with a range of on-trend, sought-after artwork that is in line with what art directors are looking for. Plus we’ve done all of the strategic thinking and planning for you, giving you more time to pitch & promote your collection.
Roundtable Insider Access to POD Fabric
with companies, brands, makers, and artists
Join us for a series of candid conversations where we answer all of your questions
straight from the sources! In this Roundtable you’ll get a front-row seat to all of our candid conversations with our incredible guest speakers.
Want to know exactly what POD fabric company owners are looking for? Curious how brands and makers find the fabric designs and designers they like to work with? Wondering how important following trends is? Curious about what types of collections they like? WE’RE ANSWERING ALL OF THIS AND MORE!
We are sharing EXACTLY what print-on-demand fabric companies, brands, and makers are looking for from designers!
Video library for creatives
We’ve leveled up our monthly Instagram LIVES with our new Creative Studio Chats! These are 15-30 minute conversations for creatives covering everything from mindset to productivity, to our favorite art supplies, tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way, and so much more! PLUS we’ve created a whole new home for them in our new FREE Studio Chats Library!
Simply click the link below to sign up and you’ll have immediate access to the entire library! PLUS each new Studio Chat will be instantly loaded to your library, waiting for when you are ready to watch!
Art Of Pitching Replay
Deep dive into how we present & pitch our artwork
One of the most asked questions we have received from other artists, designers, and creatives is: how do you pitch your work and get noticed by art directors? In this workshop we’re pulling back the curtain on how we pitch, when we pitch, the emails we send, and how we present to clients.
We’ll be showing and sharing the actual templates we use, the verbiage in the emails we send, we’ll talk about how we handle “no” or no response, and the different tools we use to get noticed by art directors.
PLUS we’ve brought on an amazing guest speaker, Dylan M. to share all her tips, tricks, and best practices when it comes to both pitching and presenting. You’re invited to join us at the table for two hours of conversation where we dive deep into all the questions surrounding the art of pitching.
We have a bunch of free artist resources to help you on your Surface Pattern Design & Art Licensing creative journey.
Meet the Founders Fleur & Ryann
Fleur is a Surface Pattern & Textile Designer, based in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated from Elam; University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Majoring in Printmaking and a Fashion Design, Certificate from AUT. Fleur launched her career in Childrenswear Design moving into Womenswear and then Textile Product Development & Design. She traveled the world in her roles to work closely with manufacturers & suppliers, visiting trade shows to trend forecast, and source textiles and designs. Working for some of New Zealand’s leading brands in commercial and high fashion she has 19 years of experience in the fashion & textile industry. After having her first baby she decided to create her own brand Hufton Studio and since then has dived deep into the world of surface pattern design & art licensing. Learn more about Fleur here: *Instagram *Website
Ryann is a Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Design & Merchandising and a minor in Art History. She began her career as a buyer in both the contemporary fashion and outdoor industries. She transitioned from a Senior Buyer to a Creative Manager for an in-house design team before leaving to run multiple start-up companies in the roles of both Brand Manager and Marketing & Operations Director. In 2015 she left the corporate world to pursue building her own product-based brand which was sold in boutiques around the world. In 2019 she transitioned to solely designing and licensing. She has over 17 years of experience working in the fashion and retail industry. Learn more about Ryann here: * Instagram *Website
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