“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make
a difference, ignore the small daily difference we can
make which, over time, add up to big difference that we
often cannot foresee.”
300+ pages to organise your creative ideas and get clear of what you want to achieve and when you want to achieve it!
12-Month art licensing schedule so you can plan when to create art and pitch to art directors (bye bye, overwhelm!)
A whole section on how to plan and organise your new collection.
365 prompts to help you build your portfolio and strengthen your signature style.
A whole month of social media content planning PLUS Instagram story/reel ideas.
Mindset and affirmations to keep you inspired (my personal favourite!).
This planner has everything you need...
DID YoU know? Shipping contributes around 1,000 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a year. That's nearly 3% of global GHG emissions. by going digital, i'm minimising the need to ship a product.
As surface designers, we wear many hats. From making new artwork, to meeting deadlines, it can all be really overwhelming. The Artist Planner helps you make lists of things you need to do, and you can put them in order of importance. This way, you can focus on one thing at a time and not forget anything important.
Why did I choose to create a digital planner?
Using a digital planner means you won't feel precious scribbling in it. You can add or delete pages and you won't have clutter in your workspace. Not to mention it's better for the environment.
*Please note that the price of the planner is in USD
The last step is to import the file to your iPad. You can refer to the video above to see how
I did that. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
I've done some research for us and GoodNotes is the preferred app to use the digital planner. Plus, it's a one time payment. #notanothersubscription
Once you've made your purchase, you'll be directed to a link to download your planner and the instructions on how to use it.
"Mable Tan's digital planner is AMAZING. Not only is it beautiful, her writing and notes to the user are just as beautiful... and it also has some pretty great humour mixed into it too! It's the most rounded digital planner I've ever seen. While there is a HUGE amount of content, it will be so much FUN to fill out! Not only is it practical, keeping you organized and on track, it will positively motivate you along the way. I need this, you need this, we all need this!"
"The Artist Planner is a well laid out and thoughtful planner. Mable has taken the time to consider so many things and more that any surface pattern designer and artist might need when beginning to plan their creative journey.
I thoroughly recommend The Artist Planner for any surface pattern designer and creative that is seeking to better organise their thoughts, be motivated to set goals and track them. The Artist Planner is a must have companion."
"A great digital planner for those who wants an organiser to keep track of your daily journeys, your goal setting strategies, mindset prompts and more! You wouldn't want to miss this if you are a surface designer and/or an artist! This digital artist planner even has a daily check-in which I love! The collection planner and the artwork tracker are something to check it out too. So much to sing about!"
"Wow I LOVE this planner. It's like an expensive training course tucked neatly into a beautifully concise design. The collection planner and artwork tracker are fantastic, it's like something I never knew I needed until I saw it laid out for me!
The social media planner, really useful ideas for reference. Finally, I'm so happy you decided to add the self care chapter, I know that when I take care of myself I'm more productive and generally a nicer person to be around :)"
The good news is, I've learned to have fun with it and make it as organic and authentic as possible by infusing it with my own voice.
In my previous life, I worked as a writer and I've learned a little thing or two about storytelling. And let me tell you, this is the secret sauce to EVERYTHING.
Your art, your brand, your sales pitch will look very differently once you become a storyteller not *sorry seller.
*Have you ever felt like you were bugging someone when promoting your products? It's time to be loud and proud about what you do!
I love chatting with other surface designer and artists. There is so much wisdom from each interview that I often find myself referring back to it from time to time. Whenever I listen to the stories about their trials and tribulations, it always make me feel seen and a little less lonely.
Get organised and plan when to create art to increase your chances of getting licensed or selling on print-on-demand platforms like Society6 and Spoonflower. This guide also includes 365 days of prompts which means, you'll never have to suffer from "blank page syndrome" ever again.