Being up-to-date is key when you create designs for the Marketplace. It’s super important to act fast when picking up on current trends or upcoming holidays and events to turn them into new designs. It’ll help you to be in the money at crucial times when it counts. Our overview of topics, trends and events will guide you through the months to come to have you inspired for the designs that people want.
The summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean selling is! Rather, there are notable design occasions that are rapidly approaching. Familiarize yourself with these dates, come up with applicable designs, and watch as the sales roll in!
The year is brimming with occasions, events and holidays to be immortalized with creative designs. We’re eager to fill you in on upcoming trends and key events to provide you with inspiration to create designs. Here we go – the spring/summer trends for 2018 are just one click away.
When creating designs, have your finger on the pulse of trend. It’s a bit like with the early bird and the worm – you just want to be sure to catch it before the others do. In the next few weeks, we’ll help you get your chances of selling up to speed with trending topics, design ideas and occasions to get you inspired for success.
Between smartphones, computers and tablets, there are apps for almost everything. There’s no denying it. Technology is constantly making our lives easier.
When you’re producing new designs for the merchandise in your online shop, a lot of the creative work can get tedious. Well, you’re in luck because we’re about to share ten of the most useful apps for designers. Read more
With the large variety of fonts online, you’re probably wondering why you’d ever need to create your own. Fonts communicate the tone of written messages. Simply bolding a word can change the whole perception of a sentence. If you’re looking for the right typeface to get your message across, say goodbye to scrolling through font libraries, we’re here to show you how to create your own! Read more
A child’s perspective
The next design contest is here, and this time we’re looking for your take on the theme of “Child’s Play”. Whatever you were into as a kid (or are still into!), we want to see it! Action figures, baseball cards, dolls, video games… it’s all fair game.
We’re not kidding around, here. Channel your inner child, and submit your designs by January 24th for your chance to win up to $500!
Oh no! It’s happened, the dreaded. You’ve hit the wall that we like to call, designer’s block.
Every designer has experienced the frustration of feeling mentally blocked at least once in their career. Sometimes, ideas just don’t feel like coming to us and it couldn’t be more discouraging.
Next time you’re sitting there, blank, thinking, “When is this going to be over?” don’t lose hope. We have 10 helpful tricks, tried and true, to help you break through any case of designer’s block.
Your sketches and drawings deserve maximum attention, and turning your sketches into digital designs is the first move closer to the limelight. Our step-by-step tutorial shows you how to digitize hand-drawn sketches with Photoshop to get them ready for sale on the Marketplace. Read more
You devote a whole lotta love to creating your designs and products – and of course a whole lotta work. Often, it’s not about the result, but about the process, itself—let alone the fact that work-in-progress posts make for intriguing footage on social media. That said, we reach out to you with a smart and straightforward tutorial on how to excite and delight your followers with work-in-progress footage.