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RESOURCES

Many of you have asked me what my path has looked like in surface pattern design and creative entrepreneurship in general. I thought I would share some of the courses and resources that have helped me along the way!

A few of these links are partner links (*), meaning when you sign up using the links below I earn a small commission. I only share resources that have benefited me and products I absolutely stand behind.

 

Please feel free to email me at seikosisco@gmail.com to ask me any questions you may have about these courses, anytime! I will give you my honest feedback :) Plus, when you sign up through my link I feel extra invested in your success - so I would love to give you 1:1 support through DMs or email.

PRODUCT-BASED BUSINESS RESOURCES

Multi-Stream Machine*

This is a comprehensive self-paced program on all aspects of running a product-based business. I signed up when I was paralyzed with indecision in my baby business, Waku Waku Baby back in 2020. This program gave me clarity on my next steps plus a community of like-minded business owners. The one huge benefit to this program is that you have full access to all future updates so you will always be benefiting from current information. 

I have personally met with Jacqueline of the Product Boss and she is down-to-earth, inspirational, and truly care about supporting all product-bosses. Her motto is that 'there is room at the top for all of us' and I love the supportive community she has created.

Sign up through my partner link here to score a bonus 1:1 mentoring session with me where we can discuss anything about your business and help you alleviate any road blocks you may be facing!

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SURFACE DESIGN RESOURCES

Immersion by Bonnie Christine*

* Immersion only opens once a year - the next launch is anticipated to be in Feb 2025 *

 

I have always wanted to be an artist but have put aside this dream until I took Immersion. This immersive class teaches everything you need to know to start a career as a surface pattern designer. Not only do you learn everything you need to make patterns in Adobe Illustrator, you learn how to tell your unique story and the steps you need to take the start a career in surface pattern design. Bonnie is the sweetest human being and her community is one of the kindest around. 

This course only opens for enrollment once a year. You can click on the link below to stay on the waitlist.

You can also sign up for my Newsletter and I will make sure to remind you. I love sharing my experiences about the course during the enrollment period!

Do you have a clear idea of what POD companies are looking for when it comes to licensing your work? Nope, me neither - not until I signed up for this POD Roundtable by Ryann and Fleur of the Creative Studio Collective! In this series of 7+ juicy interviews with actual owners and founders of small businesses that sell POD (print-on-demand) products, you gain so much insight on what they are looking for from surface pattern designers. These interviews helped me realize whether I am a good fit for these companies. After listening to these interviews, I felt more comfortable pitching my work to them as I felt like I already got to know them through their interviews. If you have any interest in licensing your work with POD companies or how you could work with small brands that purchase fabrics from Spoonflower, I highly recommend checking this Roundtable out.

If you are looking to build your portfolio and stay on track for pitching your work year-round, this creative briefs by creative studio collection will accelerate this process! They provide you with very detailed brief along with mood boards, keywords, and lots of inspiration so you can take your collection in any way you want without starting from scratch. They have offered Art Calls in the past where they partnered with companies looking for new work, which I thought was really cool!

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