The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

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Here you'll find some great resources to help you on your journey as a flourishing surface pattern designer.

Check out these sources of inspiration. Anything missing? Drop us a line to let us know!

Here you can find our pick of the bunch for great pattern and design books. Some are pattern source books, others are designers’ stories, and others feature some aspect of design, such as typography. Others are just beautiful so we indulged ourselves by including them!


Sadly protecting your work is an important part of any designer’s job, and this is even more so when we share more and more online. Here you can find useful resources to help you get answers to your IP questions, and make sure you are doing what you need to in order to avoid being copied.

We love magazines – both online and on paper. Here we introduce some of our favourites, which we love due to their content, their aesthetic or the advice they provide. These are all great magazines to try and get featured in, in some capacity, at some point!


Professional trend books and other resources can be expensive, but here are some useful ways of getting inspiration and insight for free…


As it says on the tin – here is some other useful stuff!


These are the websites and blogs we regularly read and admire.

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