Top Surface Pattern Design Blogs in 2021

Here are some of the top surface pattern design blogs that are popular amongst designers and pattern enthusiasts like myself:

Pattern Curator

TRENDS TRENDS TRENDS! The Pattern Curator blog is the place to be when you need accurate and helpful trend forecasting mood boards to help develop your designs. If you sell your designs on products, this blog will be an important ingredient in your process.

Denise Anne

Denise Anne’s website has a really cool blog but I thought I would point you to a particular post about creating your own surface pattern design collection. She goes over the different kinds of repeat pattern layouts This is a great guide if you are working on making a viable portfolio. This post was one of the very first pages I bookmarked that helped me get my career going.

Spoonflower – Logos Download

The Spoonflower blog is a great place for surface pattern designers to explore. With tons of topics pertaining to pattern design, you will be sure to find this a pertinent place for inspiration and industry info.

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Kelcie Makes Patterns is a fellow designer who keeps an interesting blog about the tools she uses such as the Procreate app. She also talks about using Adobe Illustrator and helps other designers “level up” their design.

Longina Phillips Designs | LinkedIn

Longina Phillips Designs also a great place to find trend reports and color palettes. They post helpful how-to’s and about different styles of design. If you love floral prints, you need to check this out!


UPPERCASE is a quarterly magazine who’s subscribers to the print magazine also receive free access to their online community, the UPPERCASE Circle. This is where you can find videos, friendly conversation and monthly creative prompts. Their blog is awesome too which recommends workshops, and great info about all things creative!

These blogs are a great resource for surface pattern designers looking to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in the industry, as well as for anyone looking for inspiration and guidance in their own design work. Head over to my Tools page where I share some of the design tools I use on a daily basis.


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