The love of design has led to a market niche in art business that creates a new role in how design and color will affect our lives. An investment to personalize a textile service in fabrics, leads the way for quality home décor and clothing options on fabrics.
A successful textile designer, and entrepreneur, Michelle Fifis is the founder and creative director for Pattern Observer Studio. She’s worked with manufacturers such as Lucy Activewear, Columbia Sportswear, Jantzen Swimwear, Perry Ellis, and P&B Textiles. Michelle’s Pattern Observer blog is a premier community for designers and those who follow the textile design industry. Her membership community, Textile Design Lab, offers business development and design skills training for new and established textile designers.
An extensive library of fabric designs is offered through the company Spoonflower .
The design team works diligently with designers/artists to offer a level of service that best fits the artist and supplier. For example, an artist can choose a winning piece from his/her collection of works, and select from varied fabrics the offerings that best reflects how to apply this to scarfs, tablecloths, pillows, wallpaper, and more.
As Creative Director, Michelle works closely with the design team to provide guidance, set standards, and offer inspiration. Artists can sharpen their skills using the online workshops and private design community, The Textile Design Lab. www.patternobserver.leadpages.net/textile-designs-that-sel l
Her experienced eye for design and love of exceptional customer service is the foundation of the studio. An example of working with individual artists, designer, Karen J Lee, sampled a mini collection from her Studio, coordinating with the on line team to experience the process, options and results with several fabrics. Karen features her creative paintings and works on Cottage Showroom, Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Cottagedesigner/?fref=ts for the home décor market. Taking several art works, she determined textile choices, and explored the pillows, table cloths and scarves. The process confirmed excellent production quality of art works on a variety of fabrics. Color and tone were captured on the various fabrics, enriching the art works. http://karenjleeart.com/
To learn more about the Textile Design Lab, and Spoonflower (fabrics), see Michelle’s portfolio.
* Working with manufacturers & designers to develop lucrative print collections
* Textile Design Coaching and Mentoring
* Original Artwork Design
* Print Forecasting & Presentations
* Artwork preparation for production