103 episodes

Welcome to the Print Life Podcast! A podcast created for surface pattern designers who want to get their foot in the door designing and selling exclusive art in the fashion industry. Host Leslie Kenehan brings you all things design, sales, marketing & mindset to support you in growing your creative business. Freelance? In House? Just getting started? You are in the right place. Welcome to the Print Life Podcast! https://lesliekenehan.com/

Print Life Leslie Kenehan

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to the Print Life Podcast! A podcast created for surface pattern designers who want to get their foot in the door designing and selling exclusive art in the fashion industry. Host Leslie Kenehan brings you all things design, sales, marketing & mindset to support you in growing your creative business. Freelance? In House? Just getting started? You are in the right place. Welcome to the Print Life Podcast! https://lesliekenehan.com/

    103: The Impact of a Market Aligned Portfolio

    103: The Impact of a Market Aligned Portfolio

    In this week's episode, I touch on the importance of creating a market-aligned portfolio, especially when pitching in the fashion industry. I also extend an invitation to my free webinar, where I'll be offering a DIY version of my signature course. This episode highlights how crucial it is to view pitching as a numbers game and to develop your art from the inside out to resonate with your target audience!For more information about working together, visit:https://lesliekenehan.com/https://www....

    • 10 min
    102: Artist Interview with Catherine Wise

    102: Artist Interview with Catherine Wise

    In this inspiring episode of the Print Life Podcast, I sit down with Catherine Wise, a seasoned fashion, print, and graphic designer. Catherine shares her journey from fine arts to becoming a trend book designer and eventually embracing a freelance career. Her experiences in teaching at UK fashion and textile courses and offering specialized training highlight the intersection of education and industry expertise. Catherine's story is not just about design but also about adapting and thriving ...

    • 34 min
    101: 5 Key Areas of Focus for Surface Pattern Designers

    101: 5 Key Areas of Focus for Surface Pattern Designers

    Welcome to another episode of the Print Life podcast! I'm Leslie Kenehan, Creative Director at White Buffalo Studio. In this episode, I dive into what I believe are the five most important focus areas for surface pattern designers looking to build a thriving business. Whether you're just starting or pivoting to a new niche, this episode covers defining your style, layout mastery, market alignment, brand building, and the power of consistency. I'll share insights from my experience to help you...

    • 24 min
    100: The Long Game - The Truth About Building Your Design Business

    100: The Long Game - The Truth About Building Your Design Business

    Hi everyone, I'm Leslie Kenehan, your host of the Print Life podcast. In our 100th episode of the Print Life Podcast, I found it fitting that we discuss The Long Game and the truth about what really goes in to building a business you love. In this episode, we delve into the necessity of preparation to meet opportunities in surface pattern design. From identifying the right opportunities to understanding and preparing for your desired career path, I'll cover essential strategies for growt...

    • 42 min
    099: Artist Interview with Rebecca Woolbright

    099: Artist Interview with Rebecca Woolbright

    Welcome back to the Print Life podcast! In today's episode we will dive into the story of Rebecca Woolbright. Rebecca is a licensed surface pattern designer and the artist behind the brand Rebecca Jane Woolbright. Her goal is to wrap the world in color. She is obsessed with patterns and symmetry and enjoys the process of manufacturing her own products to sell in stores worldwide.After seven years creating art for products, she started guiding other artists in the process of sourcing the...

    • 32 min
    098: Agent Interview: Nadine Stenovitch of The Scoop In Design

    098: Agent Interview: Nadine Stenovitch of The Scoop In Design

    Join me for an exclusive conversation with Fashion Print Design Agent, Nadine Stenovitch. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Nadine brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. As the owner of The Scoop In Design, she represents some of the best print studios in London. But that's not all – when she's not curating stunning art in LA or managing her online shop on the Pattern Cloud, you'll find her in France, renovating a 200-year-old chateau alongside her husband and pup.Main ...

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Redzinfandel ,

Always look forward to your podcast!

The newest interview with Nicole Tamarin was so informative, and timely. I am a letterer, surface pattern designer (newer) and I related to everything she said. Would love to hear more interviews or show topics about surface pattern design!
Thanks Leslie!!!!
Suzanne

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