Campfire is a private membership community for creative souls, created and led by Jessica Swift. It’s for anyone who wants to take their pattern and/or art-making skills to the next level, get inspired, have real, honest conversations + get real answers to questions, and who want to connect with like-minded creative people from around the world and be part of a supportive and encouraging group of fellow creatives.

Campfire is about: Inspiration. REAL conversation. Connection. Sharing information. Art-making. Technology. Not being perfect. Asking questions (and getting real answers!). Stretching ourselves. Vulnerability. Diving into the unknown. Saying YES.

It’s a virtual campfire where I hope you’ll love to gather and share wisdom and ask questions and BE together. It’s a wonderful gathering place to share stories and to grow as a creative being.

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Each month of Campfire includes:

  • An uplifting, real-talk Campfire Chat + a Campfire Business Chat  – me talking to you about what’s on my heart in my life and my own creative business
  • Fill-in and printable goodies and/or product templates for your artwork
  • An in-depth interview with one of the pros – surface designers, illustrators, artist agents, and more
  • LIVE video check-in where we can chat and you can get your questions answered in real time each month
  • An additional LIVE video check-in with creative director Margo Tantau and I about trade shows, art licensing, portfolios, and more
  • Useful articles filled with information on the month’s topic
  • weekly pattern/art-making challenge theme
  • An Illustrator, Photoshop, or iPad Pro video tutorial so you can practice your skills and learn some new tricks
  • Info, advice, and motivational pep talks from expert contributors on topics like art licensing, portfolio-building, e-commerce, growing your creative business, social media, and more.

Current contributors include:

:: Madison Park Group creative director Margo Tantau

:: best-selling author Kari Chapin

:: successful online shop owner/pattern designer Kelly Parker Smith of Hello World Paper Co & Stamps

  • Your Inner Campfire – where you can let your inner woo-woo out to play + shine!
  • Ongoing conversation + connection with me and other creatives in our highly active private Facebook group
  • Book recommendations
  • Assorted other goodies each month

As a Campfire member you’ll have access not only to the current month’s content but also the growing archive of content that’s created each month in the private, member-only Campfire website. That means all the video tutorials, interviews, printable artwork, templates, everything!




Ready to say YES to investing in your creative self?

Sign up and join us today!





Here are some Campfire-y goodies that I made just for you, whether you join us or not – this is just a fraction of the type of stuff that you can look forward to each month in Campfire.

Everything below is downloadable and yours to keep – they are my gift to you!

Hope you’ll decide to join us around the Campfire.

Desktop wallpaper / Click here to download.

Motivational ‘Today I Will’ printable squares / Click here to download

Licensing 101 10-page PDF / Click here to download

An interview bite with my good friend Kari Chapin, one of the most inspiring and motivational people I know.