Nov 1, 2022
Turn your passion for illustration into a career in surface design. In our second annual day-long symposium co-presented with Spoonflower, you’ll learn from industry experts about developing a portfolio, time management, and using video to market your work. Take live hands-on workshops, and tune in for our keynote with Sareka Unique!
Oct 25, 2021
In this limited series of the Craft Industry Alliance called Powering the Creative Economy with Spoonflower, we’re talking with five artists about how they propelled their business forward using Spoonflower’s print-on-demand capabilities. In the sixth episode, we go behind the scenes at this fast-growing business.
Jul 20, 2021
Turn your passion for illustration into a career in surface design. In this day-long symposium co-presented with Spoonflower, you’ll learn from industry experts about marketing, licensing, and developing a personal style. Take a live class in Procreate or Illustrator, and tune in live for our keynote with Bonnie Christine!
Apr 20, 2020
In this podcast episode with illustrator Heather Ross she discusses how she’s built her business designing fabric for Windham Fabrics and illustrating children’s books and how she feels the quilting industry needs to change and adapt to better compensate women.
Jul 15, 2019
Please note that this episode has audio difficulties. We did the best we could in post-production, but it’s not ideal. Please accept our sincere apology. Sarah was awesome. On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast, we’re talking about making a living as an artist and surface pattern designer with my guest, Sarah Golden. […]
Mar 8, 2019
In this webinar, Anne LaFollette shares her expertise licensing your work in the surface design industry. Anne covers five key steps before you sign your first contract.
Dec 3, 2018
On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we’re talking about building a business as a surface designer with my guest, Erin Dollar. Erin Dollar is the textile designer behind the home decor brand Cotton & Flax. She’s known for her minimalist-modern approach to surface pattern design, and her textile home goods have been […]
Oct 2, 2018
Amy Butler announced last week that she will be leaving the quilting industry. Her next fabric collection, Natural Beauty, releasing in October, will be her last. We’re inviting everyone in the community to post a reflection about Amy on Wednesday, October 10.