Portfolio Building Creative Briefs
A digital subscription with a new design brief each month
Are you ready to create more & build a well-rounded marketable portfolio?
The Creative Briefs will help you plan, focus & be inspired to build out your portfolio & take it to the next level.
Our creative briefs will take the guesswork out of starting & designing new collections 

Our briefs will be your guide to staying on track, giving you more time to pitch & promote your collection while filling your portfolio with a range of on-trend, sought-after artwork that is in line with what art directors are looking for.
Do you want to level up your portfolio this year?
Our Monthly Portfolio Building Creative Briefs will help you plan the year ahead & build the Creative Career you have been dreaming of.

Jumpstart your design process to work faster & smarter.

Insider knowledge of what to design & when.

Level up your portfolio to be well-balanced & marketable.

Monthly Inspiration: Immerse yourself in our captivating mood boards, featuring themes, categories, and colour palettes that provide endless inspiration for your creative journey.

Work well in advance so you don't miss out on opportunities.

Recommended Pitching timeframes for each brief's theme or season.

Client-Ready Confidence: Practice working to a brief, boosting your confidence and enhancing your ability to excel in future client projects.

Create art-making habits that will build momentum.

What's Included in Each Monthly Brief?
One New Creative
Brief a Month
Carefully Curated
Plan So You Know What To Design & When
On-Trend Themes
On-Trend Color Palettes
Motifs &
Elements List
 Pinterest Moodboards For Each Months Theme


We are working with Brands & Companies to bring our brief members EXCLUSIVE ART CALLS. To help create new opportunities to get their work seen & licensed.

When a new Art Call is available to submit artwork, these will be added directly to your Creative Brief Library at no additional cost.


Members will get the chance to be spotlighted in our CSC Newsletter, Instagram & story highlights.


Submit questions to be answered by Fleur & Ryann each month in your CSC Brief library. They will record their answers & post them in your library hub.


We share our workflow for creating mini collections to help you have some actionable steps to flow & to know what to do after you have finished creating.

When we created the original Mini Collection Challenge on Instagram in 2022 we had no idea just how impactful it was, and how empowered it would leave so many feeling.

The mindset shift of focusing on 3 coordinating patterns
(1 Hero, 1 Blender, and 1 Coordinate) rather than 12+ was huge!

It allowed people to get past the overwhelm of creating a collection and
It showed them that in just a few days they could have a cohesive mini-collection that was portfolio ready and able to be pitched to potential clients.
The reality is, outside of the fabric industry, most companies are buying artwork in one-off prints, duos, trios, or picking a variety of your artwork and building a collection of their own.

Fleur Crawford of Hufton Studio and Ryann Scrafford of Charlie Rowan Designs are the Co-founders of Creative Studio Collective. 

Our goal for CSC is to create a space where we share collective knowledge to support other artists and elevate the design industry together. 

With over 15 years of individual experience in the surface pattern design industry, we have jointly released 35+ collections to print-on-demand companies and successfully licensed our art worldwide.


The creative briefs have been an invaluable tool for adding to my portfolio. They are so well thought out and jam packed with information, insight and actionable steps. After reading through the first brief and brainstorming ideas, I was inspired to explore the theme a little bit deeper and ended up creating new artwork that I would have never considered making had it not been for this guidance. So thankful to Ryann and Fleur for this great resource!


This first monthly brief has already given me so much focus and direction! Not only have I created a cohesive collection in record time, this brief also serves as an industry guide on when the best times are to pitch certain collection themes, ie holiday, seasonal. I've become so much more productive and consistent. I'm almost ready to start pitching now and cannot wait to for the next brief! If you're on the fence, just do it.


I love Creative Studio Collective's Portfolio Building Briefs!! Ryann and Fleur have put so much good stuff in them! They have done extensive research and have created incredibly in- depth themes for every month. The Briefs are so inspiring: both visually with mood boards and color palettes and verbally with words that not only give you motif ideas but also emotions and a vibe for the month. Of course they have also included helpful technical information and created community support for all of us. My favorite part about the Creative Briefs is having a place for my creativity to start every month!


LOVE your design briefs!! I love how far out you suggest to create our motifs/designs. I was always doing things last minute and missed the window on several holidays. Your briefs have helped me to prepare for the upcoming holidays/seasons. The also give me lots of design ideas and I love your color palettes.


The creative brief I received for Fall was so thorough and very professional in layout and content. Themes, colours, ideas, pitching time frames,, check list etc are all provided, I could not fault this brief. I would highly recommend anyone who’s sitting on the fence to sign up now.

We have done all the strategic thinking & planning for you! 
If you sign up today you will receive a welcome email with a link to sign into our Creative Studio Library to access the Intro Brief on the mindset & structure of how you will work with the briefs. That email will also give you access to this months creative brief inside your library.  
The first month is FREE as you pay in advance for the following month which will be delivered on the 1st of the following month.
No matter what payment option you choose you will always get the first month FREE!

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    Best Deal Annual payment ($180.00) a $36 savings$180.00/yr
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    Monthly Subscription ($18.00/mnth)$18.00/mo
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    Quarterly Subscription ($46.00/3 mnths)$46.00/qtr

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  • When are the briefs delivered?
    The briefs are delivered on the 1st day of the month in the USA every month. With the exception of your FREE brief upon signing up which will be delivered the day you join!
  • When do I receive my FREE brief?
    Immediately! The briefs work like a magazine subscription so when you sign up we gift you immediate access to your FREE brief and your subscription pays for the next available brief which will be delivered on the 1st of the month following the date you join.
  • When will I have access to the Briefs?
    Once you sign up, you'll set up your student account and gain instant access to Portfolio Building Creative Briefs inside our Creative Studio Collective members hub.

    Head to where it says 'Start Here' inside your brief library, begin by viewing the Intro brief, this explains how to work with the briefs each month & will help you get into the right mindset.
    From there you can download the PDF of that month's Creative Brief & dive into creating.
  • How long will I have access to the briefs?
    Briefs will automatically be uploaded to your Creative Studio Library at the start of each month, make sure you print or download your brief to keep it for reference and to have lifetime access to them as they will be removed at the end of each month from your library & replaced with the new brief.
  • Who are the Portfolio Building Creative Briefs for?
    Our Creative Briefs are for all Creatives & Surface Pattern Designers wanting to build a well-rounded, marketable portfolio.

    If you are needing motivation to kickstart your creative process while getting you into the habit of consistently creating.

    If you find it hard to find on-trend inspirations & find building color palettes difficult or time-consuming.

    If you are confused about what to design & when to design it throughout the year or find you are always missing out on opportunities to present & pitch to brands & companies with enough lead time then you're in the right place!

    We can't wait for you to join us!
  • What industry are the briefs geared towards?
    All industries! You can take our briefs & apply the info to any industry or niche you want to focus on.
  • Do you offer refunds?
    Due to the digital nature of this product, no refunds will be given.
  • Can I cancel my subscription?
    Yes, you can cancel anytime. Please note if you unsubscribe & the price goes up & you want to resubscribe down the road, your new subscription will be at the increased rate.