I went to one of the free seminars by Noble Desktop. It was about using effects on Illustrator. As we were close to the end, the instructor went over the patterns tool. Something extremely poplar these days. Pattern is being used for all types of purposes: from posters to clothing. Another event I attended last month was for the company I work for. We had to pick fabrics for our new collection. There was enormous amount of choice, and all patterns and patterns. Young guys and girls who have nothing to do with the fashion industry but are pros in working with photoshop, illustrator and graphic design were showcasing their creative samples. So far it was all about web design, and the usual ads, prints. Now we have demand for patterns, and who else can do it better than an art professional. I am looking forward to learning this pattern making, I mean it gives you so much space for imagination and freedom to experiment and express your own graphics, shapes, and colors.