On trend designs confirm to manufacturers that you are actively paying attention to the market and that you are interested in building a licensing business, thus taking you more seriously as an artist and designer.
— Julie Newman, Licensing Agent, Jewel Branding

BECOME A TREND EXPERT AND GET AHEAD OF THE CURVE

I originally launched my trend based newsletter to help creative directors and buyers. Along with my artwork, I wanted to offer extra value and make their jobs easier. My clients have benefited from my research, and I’d love for you to benefit as well with this season's newest trends.

Take a look at a sample of my 2016 research, below. Many of these boards, created almost 2 years ago, are still relevant today, and my 2018 guide top trends from Surtex and National Stationery Show as well as trend boards from the past year that will give you insider info into what's heating up for this year.