Textile design is the process of creating designs to be printed, woven or knitted onto fabrics. Most textile designers focus on the print designs to be printed on the surface of a material rather than on knitwear or woven designs as more specialist knowledge is required for this. In this article we will focus on the print pattern design portion of textile design. A surface designer creates print designs suitable for a range of products – not just to be printed on fabrics. For example, a surface designer can design wallpapers, stationary, packaging, phone cases etc. Basically any surface is fair game for a surface designer! So in actual fact, textile designers are a form of surface designer!