I have been exactly where you are now.
… and just in case we’re just now becoming best friends, I’m Elizabeth!
Eight years ago, I jumped headfirst into freelance pattern design.
I was coming off a decade working as a textile designer in New York and I was pretty confident it wasn’t going to be that big a deal to just start doing it on a freelance remote basis...
Guuuurl, I’ve been wrong before and I sure will be wrong again but this….oof. Another level of incorrect.
I have a *LOT* of notebooks with webinar advice and unfocused to-do lists from that time. 🤣
I spent years wishing I had some sort of blueprint to what the hell I was supposed to be doing as I fumbled my way through building my surface pattern design business.
SPOILER ALERT: It did (eventually) work, and I do make an admirable living drawing rollerskating dogs.
Now, it's my mission to make sure it’s not that hard for you.
Just think of me as your Surface Pattern Design older sister.
The one who’s been through it, has the benefit of hindsight, and who is annoyingly right most of the time about how you should push those boundaries and follow your dreams.
The kind that gives you a loving shove towards supporting yourself with your art….especially when you try to get in your own way. (spoiler alert: you will get in your own way. ALL THE TIME.)