The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

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If you are interested in designing for greetings, you may find these free resources useful.


Design Tip: Handmade Greeting Cards

with Janine Burrows

(See MOYO Issue 9, p76 – 77)

Janine Burrows

The magic of words with Libby McMullin

(See MOYO Issue 8, p73 – 76)

Libby typeLibby type

Design for Christmas (from Hallmark)

with Leigh Fearn

(See MOYO Issue 5, p36 – 39)


Getting into Greetings

with Libby McMullin

(See MOYO Issue 4, p18 – 21)

M4 IV Libby McMullin Greetings

Designing for Greetings feature

by Rachael Taylor

(See MOYO Issue 2, p24 – 25)

M2 Designing for greetings

Designing for Giftwrap

Design Tip from Rachael Taylor

(See MOYO Issue 4, p62 – 63)

M4 DT Gift wrap


Design Tip from Rachael Taylor

(See Part 1 in MOYO Issue 1, p24-25)

M1 DT Typography1

(And Part 2 in MOYO Issue 2, p24 – 25)

M2 DT Typog 2


Want to learn more?

Try one of the courses from our Design School to help you become a flourishing professional surface pattern designer! In particular, you may be interested in:

  • Designing your own business stationery (in Module 1)
  • How to outline fonts (in Module 2)
  • How to work with product templates, including greeting card template and finishes, and flat gift wrap template (in Module 3)
  • How to create a layered file for foils and finishes (in Module 3)
  • Creating a portfolio (in Module 3)
  • Managing your stock (in Module 3)


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