Happy news to share today. There's an interview with me over on the Next State Print Journal.
I began using the digital fabric printing services of Next State Print in the early days of Pattern Play Studio's development. I had resigned from a full time job (I'll save that story for another day), and in-between graphic design briefs for clients, I started to steadily work towards my dream to design for fabric. Happy to say that my dream is coming true and I have Next State Print to thank for this opportunity.
Next State Print have developed the Fabric Creator, a fully integrated online 'web to print software solution' that allows customers to either upload their own designs, or select an original design via the Artwork Library. They can pick their fabric, choose the scale of their pattern and place an order for digitally printed fabric, pay online and then await the postman. It's so easy. And with just 1 metre as a minimum order this really is awesome news for the creative small businesses here in Australia.
I started out as a customer needing a solution for economically priced, digitally printed fabric here in Australia. Today I am one of the Designers included in their Artwork Library, a very proud moment for me as I strive to grow my little business. Other designers include the very talented Ellie Whittaker, Annie Cooper, Kelly Kratzing, Emily Wills, Ellen McKenna, and Angie Hollister. You can read more about these textile designers here. I know as fellow creatives learn about this excellent platform, more up and coming textile and surface pattern designers will want to join in.
If you'd like to read my interview with Next State Print, you can read it here.