Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy art prints of your work?

You sure can. In fact I will be opening an online shop in March 2020, where you can buy a selection of my work as A4 or A3 fine art prints. I will also be adding limited edition textiles later in the year. In the meantime, if you see anything in my portfolio that you love, please get in touch and I'll see what I can do for you.

Can I buy your patterns on fabric?

Yes indeedy, at the moment you can buy my fabric designs in two places:

 

- The first is through Spoonflower.com, where you can order from as little as a fat quarter to as many yards as your heart desires. They have a wonderful variety of substrates that you can print any of my patterns onto; from delicate silk, organic cotton, luxurious velvet, soft and cosy fleeces to more robust linen canvases. You can also get my patterns printed onto wrapping paper and vinyl wallpaper here too, the possibilities are endless! Follow this link to learn more.

 

- The second is through Paint Brush Stuio Fabrics, whom I released my debut commercial fabric collection called Vintage Camping with last Autumn. Follow this link to find out more.

Can I use your illustrations/patterns on my products?

Absolutely, I love collaborating and it brings me such joy to see my work come to life on products and packaging. You can either license my existing artwork or commission me to create custom designs. Send me an email and we can go into more details.

What other design services do you offer? Do you design logos?

I used to be a graphic designer, but nowadays my creative practice revolves around surface pattern design and illustration for products like stationery, home decor and texiles, fabric, greetings, giftwrap, editorial illustration and hand lettering. That's not to say I'm not open to taking on other projects like custom wedding stationery etc, as long as it fits with my aesthetic. If you like me style and have a specific project in mind, drop me a line and we can discuss things further.

I would love to learn how to design patterns and make illustrations. Can you recommend any courses/institutions?

Of course! You can either go down the conventional routes of studying art and design at tertiary level or you can learn online. I have a Media Arts degree from Wintec which served me well in my early creative career as a graphic designer and freelance photographer, but all of my illustration and surface pattern design learning has been done online. 

My top online resources are Skillshare, Creativebug, Creativelive, Make Art That Sells and Make It In Design. Of course there are many more top-notch online learning platforms, but these are the ones that I've used and absolutely loved. These platforms also teach you about the business side of being a working artist and often have opportunities to enter scholarships for free course placements as well as offering amazing discounts on subscriptions and course bundles.

All images and work shown here © Crissie Rodda 2020, unless otherwise noted.