the art and business of surface pattern design

Printsource Top Ten

There's a trade show in New York called Printsource. It's where all of the buyers from major companies shop for art (from booths where people like me display their art) to put on their products whether it be fashion, home decor, stationery, home goods, etc. A few of the big names that walk the show are Kate Spade, Gap, Nordstrom, Target, Ralph Lauren. Just to name a few! I had an opportunity to design two collections and submit them to the show's producer, Massimo Lacoboni, in order to win a booth to exhibit at next August. Well, the top ten finalists were announced today and guess who made it?! ME!!!!! I'm so ecstatic! Thinking about having one of my prints on a Kate Spade bag or on bedding sold at Macy's or Nordstrom is truly a dream come true. Below are the two mini collections that I created and you can read the full blog post here on Make It In Design. I'm so grateful to them for this opportunity and for helping select me as a finalist!

The winner will be announced on Monday so keep your fingers, toes and everything else crossed, I'll be back with an update. Although if I win, I'm sure I'll be shouting it from the rooftops and you'll hear me!


Beth Schneider Emerging Designer Interview

As I've mentioned in the past, I've been taking the e-courses, The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design, from Make It In Design. The last one, Ultimate Portfolio Builder, just ended about two weeks ago. They have been very generous and kind regarding my designs and have tagged me as an Emerging Designer! They asked me to answer a few questions about the class in addition to some personal things like how I got started, etc. So if you're interested to learn a little bit more about me, click here to read the full post!


I'M IN A MAGAZINE!

Wow. It's been quite a year. I 'officially' started my surface design journey back in January by signing up for classes from The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design. Here it is, August 25th, and I'm featured in a magazine! It's been a quick and exciting road for me. My designs are getting praised more than I could have possibly imagined, I've signed a few licensing deals this summer, I'm in talks with people all over the world regarding joining forces in art collectives, good things are happening!

Yesterday I was featured on Make It In Design's blog with a new design, Fresh Floral from my New Again Collection. I was excited about that and then today....MOYO Magazine!!! I've been waiting all summer for this issue to come out so I could share it with everyone and I'm so excited it's finally here. Here is Moyo Magazine Issue 8 or if you want to jump directly to my page (page 100) and see my Blossoming Geo collection click here. It is still available for licensing, feel free to contact me through email, social channels, whatever works best for you!