Wednesday, October 3, 2012

LFN Designs online at

Breakfast, copyright Laura Foster Nicholson
I have just joined an online pattern design site, where a select collection of my pattern designs will be for sale. The difference between this and my custom work for clients (like Crate & Barrel), is that these designs will be sold, not licensed, and they can be sold multiple times to any number of clients.  There is no crossover between my custom design work (ribbons and housewares) and these designs: these are a different lot.

I design hundreds of patterns a year, and relatively few are scooped up by my clients, so this is a way to keep all that work productive.  And my clients still get first pick.

You need to join the site to be able to look through designs, I believe, but if you are in the market for good quality design and you don't need it on an exclusive basis, this is a great way to work.

Here is the link to my profile page:

I am proud, too, that I had to jump ahead light years in some design software applications in order to participate, so I have gotten a lot of knowledge under my belt in the last couple of days and a whole new world has opened up!  previously I only designed in Adobe Photoshop, which is a great tool, but I have had a lot of pressure to learn to use Adobe Illustrator for scaleable vector designs.  So that learning curve has been tackled, and though I have a long way to go before I am as fluent in Illustrator as  I am in Photoshop, I feel great!


  1. I'm winding myself up for the great adobe illustrator learning curve! Hope the new venture goes well for you, could be a great way of getting all that under-used work out there.

  2. Just out of curiosity, wana ask...if u getting good response from

  3. shikha, I just uploaded designs this week so it is too soon to tell. I have noticed that they have had a good number of views, and the design team are very helpful and responsive, but we shall see if it is effective!