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Stages of a Flourishing Surface Designer 

Follow this map to learn what stage you're in on the path to becoming a Flourishing Designer. It will guide you along the journey to what you need to do next in order to keep making progress on your goals!

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The Library

Organized by stages so you know exactly where to begin, and what to do next.

  • Getting Familiar With Flourish
  • Membership Tour  
  • The Mindset of a Flourishing Artist
  • Stages of a Flourishing Surface Designer
  • Weeds + Seeds  
  • Moving from Dreaming to Doing  
  • The Ultimate Resource Guide  
  • Virtual Peer Groups
  • Mark Your Mission: Why Are You Here?
  • 10 Seconds Of Courage Is All You Need
  • One Thing Every Day (The Secret To Success!)
  • Setting Goals
  • How To Have Your Most Productive 12 Months
  • Bookshelf: 5 Must Read Books On Artful Living
  • Getting Started + Stay Motivated
  • How To Learn Anything You Want To
  • How I Quit My Day Job
  • What I Wish I Had Known When I Was Starting Out
  • Gathering Inspiration For A Pattern Collection
  • File Types and Color Profiles
  • Would You Buy Your Own Artwork?
  • From File to Finished Product
  • Making Your Workflow WORK
  • [Email Marketing] Add This One Thing To Your Emails TODAY!
  • Why Being Busy Is Overrated (And How To Avoid It)
  • Feeling S T U C K?
  • Finding Your Signature Style
  • File Organization
  • Your Checklist For Entering The 'Real World' As A Designer
  • How to Gather Inspiration + 6 Steps to Collection Creation  
  • Completing Collections & Building a Portfolio  
  • Designing Coordinates For A Pattern Collection  
  • Designing a Focal Or "Hero" Print For A Collection  
  • 30 Days to a Collection  
  • Copyright For Artists  
  • [Email Marketing] Why Your Email List Is Everything  
  • [Email Marketing] How To Grow + Engage Your List  
  • [Email Marketing] How to Grow your List - Part I  
  • [Email Marketing] How to Grow your List Part II  
  • [Email Marketing] Which Email Marketing Service Providers Should I Use?  
  • 3 Of My Favorite Marketing Strategies  
  • Being Intentional With Instagram  
  • How To Grow An Authentic Following  
  • Instagram For Your Brand: Tools For Success  
  • How To Get Your Work Noticed + What To Charge For It  
  • Learn How To Submit Your Work [Pro Tips]  
  • How To Take Your Own Product Mockup Photos  
  • How To Create Mockup Templates
  • Time Management Skills
  • Make a Portfolio that WOWS
  • Types of Portfolios [AUDIO LESSON]
  • Etiquette For Submitting Your Portfolio
  • Submitting Your Work: Email Template + Swipe Files
  • Master List of Companies and Clients
  • Protect Yourself: What To Look For When Reviewing A Contract
  • Going Beyond A Business By Building A Brand
  • How to Connect, Collaborate + Organize Projects
  • eCommerce: 5 Ways To Guide A Customer Through An Online Shop
  • (1) How My Business Changed When I Began "Selling With No Ceiling"
  • (2) My Favorite Ways To Create Residual Income Streams
  • (3) What You Can Expect To Earn
  • Why You Might Consider Teaching + 10 Steps to Course Creation
  • Teaching Platforms
  • Creating Content For A Course [Pro Tips]
  • Your 90 Day Plan to Launch ANYTHING Online [Part 1: Prelaunch]
  • Your 90 Day Plan to Launch ANYTHING Online [Part 2: The Launch]
  • Copywriting: The Art Of Copywriting
  • Copywriting: Writing Copy To Address Your Customers Concerns
  • Copywriting: 4 Steps To Writing Great Product Descriptions
  • An Interview About Quilt Market
  • Setting Up A Booth Display [Pro Tips]
  • Your Avatar: Developing Your Ideal Customer
  • Your Avatar: How To Reach + Engage Your Ideal Customer (or Client)
  • Affiliate Marketing 101
  • Membership Sites 101
  • Membership Site Strategy
  • Facebook Ads (Part 1 of 2)
  • Live Q&A October 7th, 2019
  • Live Q&A August 2019
  • 10-in-10 August 8th, 2019
  • Live Q&A July 2019
  • Live Q&A June 2019
  • Live Q&A May 2019
  • Live Q&A April 26th 2019
  • Live Q&A March 29th 2019
  • Live Q&A March 1st 2019 [Launch Debrief]
  • Live Q&A January 25, 2019
  • Live Q&A November 30th, 2018
  • Live Q&A September 28th, 2018
  • Live Q&A May 25th, 2018
  • Quilt Market Q&A with Tessie Faye
  • Interview with Jessica Swift - all about COLOR!
  • Q4 Live Q&A Session 2017
  • Q3 Live Q&A Session 2017
  • Q2 Live Q&A Session 2017
  • Q1 Live Q&A Session 2017
  • Going LIVE from QuiltCon with Pat Bravo, Amy Sinibaldi & Katarina Roccella
  • Interview with (my!) accountant Amy Northard
  • Interview with Attorney for Creatives, Christina Scalera
  • Challenge Rules
  • January 2019 Challenge
  • February 2019 Challenge
  • March 2019 Challenge
  • April 2019 Challenge
  • May 2019 Challenge
  • June 2019 Challenge
  • July 2019 Challenge
  • August 2019 Challenge
  • September 2019 Challenge
  • October 2019 Challenge
  • Meet Diane Rooney: Faith and action. It opens doors!
  • Meet Nancy Noreth: And be Inspired!
  • House Portraits
  • Urban Jungle
  • Vintage Garden
  • Mixed Media Illustration
  • Arches and Line Work
  • Coming January 2020

Photography

  • Product Photography 101
  • Photography Equipment + Resources Galore
  • Photography Styles (And Why You Need One)
  • Post Processing Photo Flow

Videography

  • Providing Value + Income Through Videos
  • How To Make Your Own Stop Motion Videos [Tutorial]
  • Creating Visual Content: Tips For Video + Audio Setup
  • Three Types Of Videos You Can Easily Make In iMovie

Motherhood

  • Motherhood: Tips For Working At Home
  • Motherhood: Tips For Finding Time
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