Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Learning Nedgraphics

Nedgraphics is a great program for fashion design.  I bought it before moving to Seattle, to help me find jobs and freelance work out here, since Nordstrom and Tommy Bahama both use it.  There are several parts of the program-- Easy Knit, Design and Repeat, Easy Coloring, and Color Reduction and Cleaning.  I use Easy Coloring regularly as a Print Technician at Nordstrom.  I did freelance work for Smartwool using Easy Knit, which is a really fun program for creating knit layouts.  I still haven't quite figured out how to use Design and Repeat, despite having owned it for a year and a half.  My main goal with my work right now is creating the best art I can, and I'm playing with converting some of my recent sketches into repeat prints.  I'll be a master of Design and Repeat soon!  Here's one of my first go's at creating a repeat in Nedgraphics, and the illustration I started from.  This could be achieve in Photoshop, but Nedgraphics Design and Repeat is specifically for creating repeat patterns and has a lot of features and automation that Photoshop doesn't.  Nedgraphics instantly creates a preview in repeat, so you can see exactly what you're doing.  This iguana is inspired by my recent trip to St John in the Virgin Islands.

There are tons of iguanas on St John!  And lots of other wildlife too!  Wild donkeys, hermit crabs, sharks, many birds, etc.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Work!

Here's some new work I've created recently.  It is all available for licensing.  Please share with anyone you think would be interested in my work.

Uppercase Submission

I submitted these to the Uppercase surface pattern design call for submissions. https://uppercase.submittable.com/submit

Eva Spitzer is a surface pattern designer in Seattle, Washington.  She has a B.F.A. in Apparel Design from Rhode Island School of Design and has created patterns for numerous national apparel companies.  She is inspired by animals, plants, farms, and nature.