The Lacemaker

First project in the Textile Orbit! Create your own handcrafted and delicate pattern based on the theme "The Lacemaker".

€6,600prize pool

First project in the Textile Orbit! Create your own handcrafted and delicate pattern based on the theme "The Lacemaker".


Think back to the time when lacemaking was a delicate and fine handcraft that demanded time and skill. Telling a story about the hand that created the object you are holding in yours. Remember Johannes Vermeer’s painting “The Lacemaker” and delve into this long overlooked craft. Imagine entering a room: a light breeze, the curtains gently swaying in the breeze, the last beams of autumn sunlight shining through the lace the woman is affectionately creating, which gradually and powerfully emerges into a beautiful and graceful piece of art.

With this image in mind, you are challenged to transport this delicate craft and atmosphere into a modern context. We invite all textile designers to join us in creating patterns and to become a contemporary lacemaker.

The best designs submitted on jovoto will be chosen and presented to select international fashion brands by the client, who is a renowned textile supplier. In addition to winning up to 5,000€ in community awards, a huge opportunity awaits, to be licensed by a large fashion brand. For every licensed design, you will be paid 100€ for the initial design and an additional 0.20€ in royalties for each meter printed. The amount purchased can be up to 20,000 meters per design.

Be inspired by the first two public textile design projects and see all the excellent designs that were created in the Artificial Garden and Chinoiserie-Chic!

Textile Orbit – The first challenge!
The Lacemaker is the first textile design brief in the Textile Orbit, a carefully curated group of the best textile and pattern designers on jovoto. The designers in the Textile Orbit have the exclusive opportunity to access this challenge and ongoing exciting textile design challenges in the Textile Orbit.

The client
jovoto and our client wants to revolutionize the textile industry with you! Textile Orbit is not only the first talent pool on jovoto, but also a completely new way of working within the fashion industry, which you will play a part in establishing!

The client is seeking to build up a long-term relationship with you and throughout the course of the project  you will get to know their values, structures and business, piece by piece, little by little.

To establish this relationship, the client wants to enable you to create the best possible patterns based on the latest fashion trends by giving you comprehensive feedback from the fashion market. You will also gain confidential insights into how their business works that will help you understand their complete design process. As soon as a good relationship and a solid process has been established, the client will reveal their identity!
They are super excited about the road ahead and invite you to participate and share your ideas and feedback. Stay tuned for further information about them soon!


The goal of this project is to gather a wide range of textile patterns focusing on the theme “The Lacemaker”. The best designs will be presented to well-known international fashion brands to be licensed and used in their current and upcoming collections.

Task Definition

Create a pattern for the fashion industry’s most recognized brands to be used in their current and upcoming collections. Define and interpret the theme „The Lacemaker“ in your own handcrafted and delicate pattern.

Target Group

  • Woman's wear
  • Age between 15 - 55
  • Autumn Design
  • Evening and cocktail dresses
  • Garments for festive events


  • Modern
  • Delicate
  • Refined and handcrafted
  • Sophisticated
  • Enchanting
  • Unpredictable
  • Unconventional
  • Contemporary luxury
  • Evolving vision of femininity
  • Elegant

Mandatory requirements

For templates and other details, please check the provided Pattern Handbook, Presentation Template and How to Create a Print Ready Design Guide Book, which can be downloaded from the materials section.

Because we are working with labels in the fast-paced fashion industry, the client will be closely following the project and may select designs that catch their eye at any point (even before the project ends). Be aware that in order to evaluate the quality of your design for future production purposes your design may go through a test printing. In case your design will be selected for a test printing you will be informed.

There is no guideline as to whether you depict the content with photographic or purely graphic elements. In any case you should only use images and fonts:

1. for which you own the full copyright
2. for which the exclusive rights can, if required, can be passed on to the client.
If 2. applies you need to clearly highlight the third-party image material

Due to the needs of the client, it is important that the designs submitted in this project are unique and exclusive. Therefore, state any use of:

  • any stock material
  • open source material (created by you or otherwise)

Please note in this project there is a twelve month exclusivity period in which only the client can license your designs.

Required File Format

To speed up the licensing process we ask you to upload the open layered file in the following required file format when you submit your design:

  • PSD or TIF files at least 150dpi in layers.
  • If the files are bigger than 1GB you have to compress them with Win Zip or Win RAR.
  • If you used AI-files, please export into PSD or TIF before upload.

Please note that jovoto will only download the open layered file if the client wants to test print your design for evaluation purposes.

Useful Links

Musical Inspiration:
"This Mortal Coil – Another Day"
“This Mortal Coil – Mr. Somewhere”
“This Mortal Coil – The Lacemaker”

Movie “The Laemaker by Claude Goretta” (2002)
Love Lace exhibition slideshow by Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Collection by fashion designer Alexis Mabille
European lace
Plauen lace
St. Galler embroidery

A welcome video from your project guide:

Welcome to the Textile Orbit & our newest project The Lacemaker from jovoto on Vimeo.

Check out the full moodboard here!

Download material

Click on the following links to download working material and additional information related to the project.

Project terms

For this project, special  project terms  apply.

Halftime Feedback

Dear Textile Orbiters,

This is a new and exciting way of working with you and yesterday we had our first feedback talk based on the Lacemaker and the ideas orbiting so far.

First, the client is thankful and happy to work with such great designers. They’re really excited by the progress and development they’ve seen so far from Artificial Garden to Chinoiserie-Chic.

As a matter of fact <b> the client has chosen over 20 ideas that will be licensed from Artificial Garden</b> for the client’s archive. They are working on their selection for Chinoiserie-Chic to be ready sometime next week. We’re currently working on getting all of the paperwork out for the A.G. licensing and once we have the contracts signed, we will mark and payout the winners.

Now this is really exciting news! You see, the Textile Orbit is not just a project for ideas and inspiration, which is the purpose for many of the projects on jovoto. However, in the Textile Orbit, we are here to make a revolutionary change in the textile industry and how designs are selected and produced. This is the beginning on an innovative and exciting new chapter and we’d love to do it with you! That’s why we’re making several efforts to give you direct feedback from the client. Two ways we’ll do that is through the Print Ready Design Guide Book and feedback loops where I’ll receive feedback about specific ideas and write to you. This will also be in the form of a feedback comment though, so don’t worry we can all learn from the client’s experience and the direction they are going for!

How to Create a Print Ready Design Guide Book

The client is looking for professional and print ready designs. That’s why, based on the experience I’ve had with the client and their design team so far, I’ve made the "How to Create a Print Ready Design Guide Book" for you.

You can find the guidebook here as pdf or in the download materials section. The goal is to create interesting, complex and professional designs. I hope using this guide book will help as a tool to develop your design.


The Lacemaker Feedback
So far the client thinks it’s a good start, we know that handcraft is difficult but especially from the beautiful and delicate designs seen in Chinoiserie-Chic, we know you are capable Textile Orbiters!

Create activating and interesting space. Using layers could be one way, or mixing it up in your pattern another. The client would love to see more tension and experimenting with composition. Check out the handbook for some example of how to use layers and composition without overcrowding.

Going a Step Further
Take a look at the inspiration and think about all the ways you can interpret it. Go for a broader view of lace and how you can incorporate it in your design. Mix it with florals or a new visual element.

Commercial Patterns
The client’s clients are today’s top fashion brands. Ask yourself, can I see this design in today’s latest collections?

As time goes on we’ll be able to tell you more about the client. Until then I’m here to be your creative guide and share all the information and experience I’m gaining! The guide book is just the start :)

This is exciting! I’m looking forward to see your designs develop.

All the best,


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Hey Pattern Experts,

Welcome to the Textile Orbit !

As you can tell from my video above, I'm really excited to be the project guide and the shift into the orbit. But don't hesitate, click play and let me TELL you about it ;)

And one thing to watch out for before you submit, the Project Terms have changed a bit in comparison to the last project, so make sure you read them over. That's it for now. So hold on tight, we're in orbit and it's just begun. Let's see what exciting possibilities there is in store!

All the best, Jess

Hi Jess, I'm excited to be part of this project. I have a question, if your client decides to test print our designs, will you let us know?

Hi jupelegrinello, Very good point! Yes, you will be informed. We just added that detail to the briefing. Thanks for the heads up :) Best, Jess

Hi Jess, nice to see you here *lol..Ok question: We have to upload the open file for test printing in time of the uploading the idea? If this is right, where should we upload this? Dropbox? I mean if I submit e.g. 10 ideas…and for all I have also to upload the original open file….the capacity of the account (e.g. dropbox) will explode! What's your advice?

Hey ru_flair! You can upload the source file the same way you upload images (see the "tips" in that section of the Submit Idea form). Since the client can only test print an idea if the source file is uploaded, you'll want to add it when the idea is posted if you can.

We are working on this feature right now, let me know if you have any feedback!

Thanks for jumping in Karl! There you have ru_flair from our Product Manager himself :)

Thank you Karl! I'll try it in this way…What I not understands is: when the upload is in the same way…it will take a long time for upload? All the other designer also can see and/or download the open files? That's not really safe, or?

Me again: Normally it's enough to have a PDF file for test printing. Did you proofed this possibility?

The source files are ONLY available to the client for testing purposes – they won't be shown on the page.

Yes, I think the upload time could be an issue. If it's especially long for you to upload, I recommend finalizing your idea as much as possible first and uploading it once.

I will ask Jess about whether PDFs could work for test purposes, if bandwidth is an issue for many.

hi Jess! The new project sounds like an amazing challenge, especially for being the first one within the Textile Orbit community! I have a quick question about the way this works, especially after seeing the statement in the Aim section :" The best designs will be presented to well-known international fashion brands to be licensed and used in their current and upcoming collections." My question is this: what exactly means "best designs"? Are they the winners of the 1-8 places? Do they get to have their designs licensed afterwards as well (within that 12 months period of exclusivity)? The client only chooses 1 design that they license from the beginning? And another question :) - So the community of designers who compete for the first 8 positions are the ones who actually choose the winners for a challenge initiated/held by a client? I was just wondering... Thanks so much! Looking forward to hearing from you :)

Jess is the official word, but my understanding is: the client will monitor the designs that come in, do test prints of their favorites (if you've uploaded your source file in the form with the images), and then choose which ideas to officially license. These may overlap with how the community votes (rewarding the highest quality work), or they might have a different taste and select ones that weren't also chosen by the community. Hope that clears things up – good luck!

Hi there,

Thanks Karl, here's my official word :)

The winners of the first 8 ranks are selected by the community and win the community prize money. This is strictly the communities decision! Winning the community prize though, does not mean the design will be licensed by the client.

The client can choose whichever designs to test print or license, in both cases you'll be notified. The client can take note of the communities decision but doesn't have to. The best designs are based on what they feel best fits from their experience within the fashion industry. We'll give you more information on that soon!

In this project the Client's Choice award guarantees that one idea will be licensed by the client, that means the licensing fee- in this case 100 eur will be awarded, in addition to the 5,000 eur prize money. Once the Client's Choice idea is licensed, the designer will also receive the royalty fee of .20 for printed meter of their design.

If there is anything else I can help you with, just let me (or Karl ;) know! Best, Jess

Wonderful! Thanks so much for the detailed explanation, Jess.

Thanks, Karl! I appreciate yourtimely feedback :)

hi Jess, How many are we in this project? Just curious.

Hi DDiana, Currently there are 183 members of the Orbit. But there's room for more to apply :) All the best, Jess

Hey everyone, Great to see you engaged, great questions! I will get back to you with the answers to these questions and respectively update and briefing details tomorrow morning. Best, Jess

Super excited to be part of the project :)

Hi majobv, I'm sure your fun and illustrative approach will make a fantastic contemporary lace. Looking forward to see your design! Best, Jess

Hello Jess, a question: the files must be CMYK or RGB. Thanks

Hi there, Update: It can be both RGB or CMYK!

Hi Jess! Nice to see you interacting on the video! Q1-cmyk or rgb? Q2-Does the client choose only one design from all submissions?!

Q1- RGB; Q2- as far as I know they will take as many as they like. Is that correct Jess?

Hi there, It can be both RGB or CMYK. And yes, the client can choose as many as they'd like. Which is great :)

Hi again :) After some discussion about rating, we've added what we call rating dimensions. That means you can rate the overall idea as well as the idea's "on briefness" and "design". All the best, Jess

That's brilliant! Thanks for adding that :)

That's an awesome thing you did,especially since this feature has been suggested by someone in the community :) great work you gugs!!

Update: You don't see the rating dimensions yet because the project has already started, so we need a developer to add the rating dimensions. We're working on it and the feature will be deployed ASAP! Best, Jess

Jess, Karl, me again with another question related to the moodboard and the references provided. I noticed a discrepancy between the classic styles of lace referenced in the links and the ones in the moodboard which are more geometric, structural, less flower-ish. Is the client looking for designs that are a mix between these 2 styles or either one of them( modern or clasic)? Hope it makes sense :)

This are my thoughts & questions too!:)

Hey there, To understand more about lace we added some background info- which you can be inspired by! Geometric or a mix of florals, a modern classic. The client is looking for great designs and it's up to you how you interpret this! All the best, Jess

Thanks, Jess. It's great to hear that we have the freedom to interpret the theme while keeping an eye on the references. However, I am not sure I understand whether you've added more background info :) or you were just talking about the info originally provided.

Just talking about what was there :) Have fun!

Jess Im so happy to be part of this!!! and I loved your authentic welcome video haha!!! :D

Thank you, I'm so glad!Takes a little while to get over 'stage fright' but I know only you nice people will see it, so it's fun! :)

Just wondering you are requesting layered files but if the designs are specified to be handmade then the only adjustments that would be made to hand made textiles designs of this sort would be non layer based. As photoshop would likely only be used to alter the brightness/contrast or hue/saturation. So is it okay to submit non layered designs if they are primarily handmade?

Hi Garth, If it is one layer because it is hand made and scanned, of course that's ok. But for example is you make something by hand, scan it and then further develop it, than we'd like to have the layers. Looking forward to all the designs! Best, Jess

Hey Jess, do they want designs for print, or templates for real ' handmade'lace-making?

Hi Grico, Designs for print, based on handmade lace :) Looking forward to your designs!!

Hey Jess, the theme is just wonderful!! :). Thanks for the invitation! the way your Vidio is great :D

Thank you! And I'm glad you like the theme :) Me too, I'm a big handcraft lover!

Hi Jess! I am not able to upload my file! The file is Ai created and exported as psd and is 11841 kb in size.Can you please look into this?

Hi Kashmira, The file is larger than 1 MB. Under Requirements in the briefing it suggests: If the files are bigger than 1GB you have to compress them with Win Zip or Win RAR All the best, Jess

Dear Textile Orbiters,

It seems like there has been a little confusion about the creative brief and the direction that the client is looking. As we are all visual people, check out the moodboard in the brief to get a better feeling for the atmosphere for your designs. There's additional inspirational images once you click on the moodboard link too!

Also the rating dimensions have been deployed :)

All the best, Jess

Hi Jess! It's impossible for me to upload psd file even if it's only 40 MB. I receive message that file has to be under 20MB. Could you help please?

Hi Agniesyka, Sorry I thought you were included in the thread I replied to below. I see you uploaded an idea, was the idea you were having trouble with? Best, Jess

Hi Jess, thanks for your response. I actually managed to upload presentation images for my idea (save for web versions), but I still can't upload .psd file, which is about 40 MB (it says that 20 MB is maximum file size)...

Hello Agnieszka, we believe we have fixed this issue now. Can you let me know if it works for you again?

Hello Karl, I've just managed to upload one colourway in open psd that was over 20 MB. So it seems to be working now! Thanks!

Hello Jess! Even though my file is only 38MB ,it is not uploading! Please help!

Hi there, @Agniesyka, I see you uploaded an idea, was the idea you were having trouble with? I will talk to the developers about the uploading straight away! All the best, Jess

The developers said the server was a little overloaded, so just refresh the page and you'll be able to upload anything under 1 GB. If you have any other problems, you can let me know directly! Best, Jess

Hi Kashmira, can you please try again now? We think we've fixed the issue.

Hi Jess, I am a little confused as to which direction one should be focusing on: the delicate, enchanting, evolving feminine direction of lace or the geometric bolder side? Thanks for your help.

How I understood can we go in both directions…the floral & the geometric lace ornaments. The interpretation of the theme is ours!:) Hope this will help you?!

Thank you Ru, yes it is! :-)

Hi there! Yes, ru_flairs got it :) We're looking for you interpretation of a modern classic!

Question: is this for screen printing or digital printing, if screenprinting, how many colors please - thank you

I have to read the brief again - I understood that we only send PSD once our designs are selected. for now, I only had uploaded PNG files.

Hi Amido,

you can upload your source files already now as well, so if your design is selected, the licensing process goes much quicker.

Best, Jess

Hi Jess, Are we only allowed to submit PSD Files for this Project and not an AI File?

Hi kaurne!

You can work in illustrator but please export your file to PSD or TIF before uploading it.

Best, Jess

Hi Jess! Still having trouble in uploading!I have zipped the file to 3.8 MB and yet it does not upload.

Hi Kashmira, I've uploaded 50 mb video without any problems. You can check your internet connection, it's possible that's the problem. Wish you luck!

Thanks Mariya,but I am continuously getting the message that 'the attachment should be less than 20MB'.

Hello Kashmira, we're sorry for your issues. Please try again now – we believe the problem has been fixed here. Let me know if it bothers you again! :)

I have uploaded a 685kb .psd file. I do not know if it has uploaded. It showed a grey folder!So let me know.

Kashmira, that is exactly how it should look! Sorry for the long response time. :)

Hi Jess, I wanted to consult you if it is valid to use the Blend Modes Photoshop, or filters. Because I was trying to avoid using them.

Hi Ariadna, good question! I need to check with the client and then get back to you, stay tuned!

Best, Jess

Hi Jess, hope you're good :). I was wondering when we will get the halftime feedback? As per the timeline it was due yesterday.I really want to make sure to be on the right track :).

Hi Sarah, It will be up later today, stay tuned! :)

Best, Jess

Dear Textile Orbiters,

The Halftime-Feedback is now up for you to read here above! A lot of great information & tips in there from the client, plus a great new handbook that I made to help you create better designs. It's called How to Create a Print Ready Design Guide Book. Have a look and let me know what you think!

Best, Jess

Thank you Jess for all your work & efforts that help us to make the client happy!:)

Don't forget it's also to help you get your designs in the collections of popular fashion brands! :) You're welcome, it's my pleasure!

Hello Jess, My new project appear on my profile , just shows that I'm participating in The Lacemaker . You could check for a problem? Thank You!

I sent you a private message brunamedeiros!

Best, Jess

Thanks for your help, Jess! The new handbook is really helpful.

Yey, that's great to hear ralucaag! :)

Best, Jess

I have a question about the lace factor, is it going to be proper lace, or just the print effect of the lace? Can the fabric have holes as the lace or not? Which material and how many colors? Thanks!

Hi loulou11!

It's just the print effect of lace that the client is looking for, so no holes in the fabric. :) And regarding the colours, there is no restrictions on how many you should use. Have you seen "How to Create a Print Ready Design Guide Book"? There you get a bunch of good tips & tricks, have a look!

Best, Jess

Hi Jess! Thanks for the handbook.Very handy! I have uploaded a .psd fi.e for my idea 'Byzantine night'. Can you please tell me if it is as per the requirement?

Hi Kashmira,

I had a look and you are all good, everything is done right! :)

Best, Jess Hi, Jess! Is it the movie ? Movie “The Laemaker by Claude Goretta” (2002) Thanks. Suzie

Hi suziepan. That's the movie! Get your popcorns ready and enjoy! ;)

Best, Jess

It is possible to delete 2 of my entry? Thanks Alexandra

Hi Alexandra, I wrote you via private message :) Best, Jess

Hi Jess, As I upload the TIFF File Image preview is not available. Is it supposed to be that way. Would that show up once I submit the Idea?

Hi Kaurne, There was some server trouble yesterday, sorry for the inconvenience. If you're still having trouble please private message me the link to your idea so I can look into it. All the best, Jess

Hi Kaurne, your submission looks good. The source file should be attached separately from the image files, and it will not show a preview of the source file (it is only for the clients). Thanks again.

Hi, Jess! Tell me please, can we show our patterns for the "Lacemaker" contest in our portfolio, public pages on a Facebook or Instagram, and anywhere else? Thanks:)

Dear anastasianio, Very important question! Thanks for asking. You can show your designs publicly in your portfolio or on social media after the 12 month exclusivity period has ended. All the best, Jess

Dear Orbiters,

I just wanted to give a warm welcome to all new comers as we've been inviting more profi textile designers to the Textile Orbit. If you have any questions or there is anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. It's very exciting to be working with all of you!

For all of you who have already been working hard and submitting here, great job so far and don't lose track of time, we're already in the last week of the Lacemaker. We're looking forward to the final countdown of our very first Textile Orbit project and the last ideas and variations you submit. We'll have to have a virtual champagne toast or something to celebrate next week :)

In the meantime while you're refining those delicate lace prints, you can get excited about the second project running on the Orbit- Work in Progress - starting next Tuesday (when the Lacemaker ends). I'm so sure you guys will absolutely rock this project. Excited for all those florals already, but I'll keep myself busy looking at your beautiful designs here first!

All the best, Jess

Hi. I'm a first time contributor and having problems uploading my ideas. The submission page says "encryption in progress" on my PSD upload and is asking for at least one source file. Can you help please?

Hi Janet, I'll look into this straight away, I'm sitting next to a developer now. Thanks for your patience! Best, Jess

Hi. I'm uploading 2 PSD files. One is 292kb and the other is 739kb. The Encoding in Progress message has been there for about 5 minutes so far. Thanks for your help Jan

Hi Janet, are you still having the issue? You should see a "..." while your source file is uploading, and "encoding in process" for certain media files. Feel free to PM me the details of the issue if there's any more information you can share.

Hi again :) I see you managed uploading your source file! To present your idea to the community though, you should upload a jpg.

jpegs are used to show your idea and the psd files are used only in the event the client would like to do a test print, they can quickly access the source file to avoid the overhead and communication chain from client to jovoto to creative. This way by using a jpg to present your idea, your source files won't be touched and your work is safe with us!

If you have any other questions, just let us know! And again, welcome to jovoto :) Best, Jess

Thank you. How do I change the Cover Image to my jpg file?

When you're editing your idea you can use drag and drop to change slide positions!

It looks like I'm getting there! Thanks for all your help. It isn't clear which files are required but I know for next time now!

You're welcome! We just made the source file mandatory as this is the very first project with a new way of working in the Textile Orbit. We're learning as we go :) Thanks for your feedback! We will definitely make this more clear on the idea upload page. Best, Jess

Hi Jess, I don't know why I can't upload my PSD file, it has only 4,58 MB, it says "encryption in progress", and also I can't submit my idea.

Hi Ariadna, I'll work on it. Thanks for your patience!

I'm having the same problem as Ariadna Uehara, and it means that I am not being alou to upload my ideas I've tried TIFF and PSD files and every time when I try uploading just my jpeg files it says that I need to submit a source file with it.

I have just tried uploading again with no success. Message: You need to provide at least one source file for ideas in this project. I am trying to provide a PSD source file, and am unable to upload my jpegs for this reason.

Hi jupelegrinello, I just wrote you via private message as well! I'm talking to a developer now! Get back to asap. All the best, Jess

Hi Jess, I didn't get a private message.

Strange. Okay, I just wrote you again and your idea is uploaded :) All the best, Jess

Jess hi! I'm getting the same message, and the time is almost up :( What can I do?

Jess, thanks for the guidebook - it's great!

It's really helped me, I think.

I'm so happy you felt it was helpful! Glad to be a of help :)

Hi, just to be sure... deadline is Tuesday August 18th, right?

Yes that is correct, Tuesday August 18th, 17:00 UTC+0200 (Berlin time). The next project Work in Progress starts at the same time though. One project ends for submission and another starts :)

Hi Jess, since there are a few hours left to submit, could you please help with the uploads? I can't seen to upload 8mb...:( Thanks

Hi there, We removed the 10 idea limit, so you can now submit as many ideas as you would like! All the best, Jess

Hi Jess, I was curious as to what exactly should be included in the source PSD file. When you say to upload a print ready file, do you want the PSD to have some layers that might be helpful for manipulation, if needed, as well as a layer of the Pattern Fill layer that was created as the tile-able swatch? I hope that makes sense. As an example - my design has a water color background and then line work that lays over it. Should I have a layer of the watercolor background that could then be adjusted for alternate color variations, a layer of the line work and then a layer of the full pattern swatch - since I worked out the repeat? I assumed print ready means to have the repeat worked out. Thanks so much!

Hi AGenerallo, Yes, it's important that the source files (tif & psd) have all the layers so they could be adjusted if needed. Thanks for asking! All the best, Jess

hey... I am trying to upload an idea and i received a message saying "You need to provide at least one source file for ideas in this project." and i do not quite understand what does it mean, can you help me pleas thank you so much Stella.

A source file means the original file you made the pattern in. Many people use Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator for this. That way the client has the original file when they purchase the pattern. :)

Hi there, Thanks so much for your help! You beat me to it :) That's right Stella, the source file should be the original file with layers, that you created the design with. psd and tif files are the file type we are looking for. First upload a jpg of your design and then the source files. The first slide will be shown as the cover image, so a jpg should be used there to present your idea. The source files don't show your idea- they are just there in the even that the client would like to quickly test print your idea, (cutting out the communication chain between the client, jovoto and yourself) to get the original files. The layers in your idea are important because the client has a lot of experience in the markets they work on, therefore they know what works where. So if colors or a repeat needs to be adjusted to better sell your ideas to the client, they'll be able to adjust in advanced. I hope that was helpful, although Nikky already helped you figure it out :) All the best, Jess

hey Jess. thank yo for you reply i am still trying to upload the designs but still have difficulties with the psd files since yesterday and i am afraid that i wont make it on time to upload them .. what should i do? Stella

Hi Stella, Is less than 1GB? For more background info, are you using a PC? For the meantime, if the file is less than 1 GB, you can send it to me at jsnidersich(at) and I will try to recreate the problem and upload it for you. All the best, Jess

Thank you very much for you reply :)

i have BIG problem with load PSD!!!!! Please can find other way for load PSD ? 190 mb size =(((((((

Hi Elina, We've found that often it is the internet connection or if you're working on a PC. We're working on a way to fix and optimize the process! Until then, I can try to upload the file for you. I just sent you a private message.

Hi Jess i saw!!! I sent to you links on my projects in filehosting . Thanks so much for help!

Hi Jess, I'm trying to upload and it seems frozen on my PSD file (652 MB). It has been stuck for 15 minutes. Is that normal? What happens if I submit my idea before the PSD file loads? I'm in California and need to go to bed! Thanks so much!

Hi Michelle, I see you uploaded an idea this morning (or at night in CA!) is that the idea you were having trouble with? All the best, Jess

Gave up uploading on my 10th try...on a PC indeed!

Hi Li, Oh no, don't fret. Are you trying a psd or a tif? You could try to upload as a tif as it's a smaller file. Best, Jess

The PSD file isn't that big, less than 10MB, I've try RAR file which is only 3MB, still fail. Anywho, there are so many wonderful work, and I didn't spend too much time on this, so I think I will give it a miss...will try harder next time :)

Hi Li, That would be a pity! You can send you work to me (via wetransfer) at jsnidersich(at) and I will see if I can recreate the problem and try to upload it for you. All the best, Jess

The upload works from our office and my home computer, which is making the issue difficult to recreate, but I'm happy to say your idea has been uploaded! All the best, Jess

HI Jess, I have tried uploading my source file for an hour but have not had success. I am trying one last time with a tiff but is there any recourse for people who are having technical difficulties before the deadline? Thank you!!!

I'm at 60 % but only 2 min left :(

Hi AGenerallo, You reached out before the deadline, I can upload the files for you! All the best, Jess

Thank you thank you thank you! How shall I get the files to you?

I sent you a private message :) All the best, Jess

Congratulations on completing the first project in the Textile Orbit. You've done a wonderful job and handled the required source files with ease (despite a couple of hiccups at the end :) and I'm actually even more excited about the next project Work In Project!

I'll get back to you when the project is officially closed after the rating period ends and I've completed rating monitoring. Until then, rate all of those beautiful ideas and lost gems on the back pages!

Best, Jess

Adorable theme! Excellent project! There is such question: I have unintentionally added two identical comments. Probably one of them to remove? Help me please.

Hello dear ceatives, how's everyone doing now that the submission period has ended? Happy, content, inspired to create more? :) I am taking a little time to enjoy all the amazing ideas in here and was wondering how many creatives have submitted ideas... And can't help wondering who is the misterious client we've been keeping in mind all the time :) Jess, when can we expect some revealing?

Hello, fellow jovoto! ralucaag :) answering your question! - I missed the Lacemakeer, came into the orbit a little late and missed participating as it was during the time, I had already planned some holiday time. Now back and inspired & thinking about the unfinished! Are you participating? I'm with you, curious who the client is:)) I guess we will know soon?

Hello Ute, and welcome to the Orbit :) Don't worry too much about missing the first project, there will be enough projects to contribute to in the future! I love this new theme as I do have pretty much a ton of unfinished ideas that could fit the I guess I'll just try and evaluate each of them and maybe even create something new :) I'm also very anxious to find out a little bit more about the client. Have a great day and keep on creating :)

thank you for the Welcome :) You to have a great day and happy creating!! :))

We just announced the winners :) And nice discussion! Love it :)

Just curious, did anyone actually watched the movie?

No never watched the movie did you? there are always so many things to occupy one?

Hi Jess and all participants! Maybe I'm just silly, but I feel that the rating system needs some reworking. 3/4 is labeled as a "Poor Idea - Needs a lot of Work" and 5/6 is a "Good Approach - Has Potential, take to the next level". I think that "Poor Idea" is harsh wording and sometimes, if an idea is not quite a 5/6 Good Approach, I feel discouraged from rating someone a 3/4 because "Poor Idea" seems like such a stark difference than the next level up of "Good Approach". Does anyone else agree? Perhaps in future projects, rating for 3/4 could be "Decent Idea - Needs a lot of work" and 1/2 can be "Poor Idea - Trash it and start over."

Any thoughts Jovoto peeps?

I agree. I toke a data collection class in college. Many of us stop reading after a while and don't read the wordings. We see what side is high and which is low then rate how we think it did. Sure we all read it at first but it's too wordy to memorize and there are too many to read them all carefully. It's not that we are lazy, it's just how humans are wired. More likely then not we are rating by; I love it, I like it, I don't like it or hate it, it needs work and please try again. I think that only positive statements should be used. Even for the lowest rating. It's never bad to try and being negative hurts the group moral and attitude. Positivity begets positivity. :D

Thanks for your response, Nikky. I agree that the lower ratings have harsh wording and perhaps should be a little more constructive.

I don't actually think it needs any words, if you are scoring someone then its a mark that could be because of a number of reasons, for e.g.. it doesn't fit the brief, its too simple and hasn't been developed enough, the actual artwork is not good quality etc. I think if you are wanting to give someone feedback then you just need to comment in time for them to change things if they want to.

Good food for thought! Will take this back to the team for consideration, thanks!

Dear textile creatives,

Congratulations for completing the first project in the Textile Orbit! It was a rather challenging theme and you did a great job! Thank you!

Now let’s announce our winners from the project

Congratulations our winners:

#8: Dreamcatcher by Oana Soare

#7: Tropical Lace by Angelo Artimus

#6: The Good, The Bad & The Glorious by Esme Sharples

#5: Floral fusion ⚘ by gusmonk

#4: Lace I by Mariya Vasileva

#3: Urban Puritan by Sarah Sénèque

#2: flower composition by Ariadna82

#1: Autumn Symphony by Sabine Reinhart

The Best Collaboration Award goes to Clotilde and jaccosr their idea LILY LACE.Congratulations, you two!

And the Best Feeback Award goes to ralucaag. Thanks for your positive and constructive feedback throughout the project!

Thanks for everyones excitement and patience as we refine this exciting new way of working together. Looking forward to more successful projects!

Thanks again and congratulations! All the best, Jess

Well done designers! What a great top set :D

Congrats everyone :). Great job. Now let's rock "work in progress". :)

Thank you all you amazing creatives!! You are so very talented and full of wonderful ideas that made it a little difficult to comment and give suggestions... :) I think we're on to an amazing opportunity here to both promote ourselves and also discover my biggest congrats go to those who feel like they've outdone themselves and reached a higher level, as well as to those who have found hope and some kind of "light" that will keep them going. We're all winners to ourselves...remember that! Congrats and... never stop creating :)

Wow, nice one ralucaag, well said! Happy to be a part of this community and be able to work together to create this opportunity! Have a great weekend :)

Congratulations to all the beautiful winners for your fabulous designs. You have set A pretty high bar! Cheers :))

Great feedback re the rating process, I'm with Nikky7311, Michelle Guerrero & K Caurin & not sure if anyone else made a comment? It gets all to much and long winded with everything else needing to be done :) Cheers!

Dear creatives, We are pleased to be able to announce that 14 designs from The Lacemaker have been licenced so far!! Check out all the winning designs to get an overview or take a closer look at these stunning designs individually:

Urban Puritan by Sarah Sénèque

Renda Moderna by jupelegrinello

Painterly lace by Laura Muñoz and Mónica Maria Martinez Sanchez

Painted net by Oana Soare

Nebula Lace by Mariya Vasileva

Modern Lace by KCauvin

Light in the Darkness by Sarah Sénèque

Lace Art by ralucaag

From the Cloudy Night by Kriti Jain

Fantasy weaving by Sarah Sénèque

Autumn Symphony by Sabine Reinhart

Autumn Bloom by Shawn Dsouza

Astral by MayaLuna

A Step Further by Mariya Vasileva

Congratulations! All the best, Jess

Suuuper well done & congratulations! I'm happy for you!!!

Dear Textile Orbiters,

Hello! I’m happy to have a little news for you today. After a long wait, we have more designs that have been licensed in this project. Congratulations to Angelo for more licensed designs:

Flower Colors and Tropical Lace

As soon as we have more information, like if and how much a design is sold or we have another project lined up, we will be in touch!

All the best, Jess

Project terms

The following Project Terms are the legal basis for your participation in this particular project.

In §3 we define the rights that you pass on to jovoto when you submit an idea (for example, that jovoto is allowed to display your idea on the website and that you are not allowed to show your idea anywhere else for 12 months).

In §4 we define the rights that you pass on to the client (for example, that the client is allowed to evaluate or review your ideas in order to help them make their decision). From §4.2 onwards, you find the details about which rights you pass to the client once the project is completed if they decide to license your idea.

In §5 you will find important points on what you will be held responsible for (like respecting copy rights and clearly marking all third party material (including stock and open content material) in your submission).

Project Terms for the Private Project “The Lacemaker”

1.    Scope

1.1    These project terms supplement the Terms of Use for creatives and apply to private projects in terms of sections 3.1.2 to 3.1.4 of the Terms of Use. Definitions contained in the Terms of Use also apply to the context of these project terms. Private projects may be viewed by creatives in the jovoto.Private layer. All registered creatives in the jovoto.Private layer may submit ideas for such projects provided they accept these project terms.

1.2    By submitting an idea to the project, the creative accepts the terms of use and these project terms.

2.    Right to be Named as Author

By accepting these project terms and the terms of use, the creative waives any right to be named as author if the client wishes this when licensing the creative's idea. As long as the client does not purchase the idea, jovoto will ensure that the creative is named as author.

3.    Granting Rights of Use to jovoto


By submitting an idea to the project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 3 to jovoto.

3.1    The creative submitting an idea to a project grants to jovoto non-exclusive transferable rights, without restriction on time, space or content, to use the idea, including associated creative works and any comments submitted therewith to the extent required for the operation of the platform. In particular, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make every comment and/or idea and the associated works on the platform accessible to third parties and to make any reproductions necessary for this purpose. The creative grants to jovoto the right to edit the works in question in order to present them more favorably on the website. The client's trademarks and other related rights may only be used if and when the client explicitly allows this for the performance of the competition.

3.2    The creative agrees not to exploit or use his idea, or to publish it in any other way for a period of twelve months following the end of the submission period, but instead to make it available exclusively and privately to the project in accordance with the terms of these project terms.

3.3    In addition, the creative grants to jovoto the right to make comments and/or the idea and the associated works, within the private layer (exceptionally and with prior consent from the client also in the public layer), accessible for the purpose of presentation beyond the confines of the project, for example in the jovoto newsletter or in its blog, to distribute them and to edit them, in particular to create and present summaries or individual pictures of videos and texts, scaled-down versions of photographs ('thumbnails') etc.

3.4    Furthermore, the creative grants to jovoto the non-exclusive right, without restriction on content, time or space, to use the ideas and associated works in any medium for the purpose of communicating and promoting the project and/or ideas submitted to the project. To this end, jovoto may reproduce the ideas and associated works, distribute, edit, rearrange them, make them publicly accessible, broadcast and publicly play them in other ways, whereby this includes in particular making them available or broadcasting them by transmitting the content to fixed or mobile terminal devices of other creatives as part of automated subscription services (push services) or download services (pull services) (e.g. by podcast, RSS feed, Atom feed, XML interface or other technologies). The parties to this agreement consider the right of public reproduction also to include, in particular, the right to render the idea and associated works on the website using methods to play back audio and video data that can be received and simultaneously played by creatives (streaming), including the possibility of configuring the stream in such a way that the broadcast data can be stored by the recipient. In order to document the project and/or to promote the platform, jovoto may in particular include the creative's idea, alone or together with the ideas of other creatives, in a catalog of ideas, which will be made available to the client on conclusion of a project, and which it may reproduce as a different form of print publication and distribute (including as poster), where this serves as an appropriate form of publication for the platform, present at trade fairs (in particular in the form of banners, posters, video clips), make accessible as "best cases" on the platform, also in conjunction with other projects, or make generally publicly available, include in press releases or make available to third parties in the course of normal public relations work (for example for external press reports in journals).

3.5    In order to secure the greatest possible level of awareness and reach for the creative's ideas, the creative additionally grants to jovoto the right to publish the creative's ideas, and/or to have them published, on websites of external providers, to make the reproductions required for this and to transfer the individual works (i.e. the corresponding files) to the relevant third party, and/or to grant these providers technical access to the ideas for the above-mentioned purposes, including the right to reproduce the ideas for inclusion in their own websites. In order to achieve the aims mentioned in this sub-section, jovoto may use popular technical methods (e.g. embedded functions). The creative therefore consents to the relevant third-party provider adopting the works in question and also publishing them.

3.6    The creative will receive no monetary recompense for granting the aforementioned rights of use to jovoto. In return for being granted the rights, jovoto will present the creative's ideas on the platform’s private layer and will give him the opportunity to sell his ideas to the client (exclusively for a min. of twelve months) or to jovoto and to participate with his ideas in the project.

3.7    In technical terms, the platform is a highly complex system with a large number of links. The content of creatives builds on from different user content and is cross-linked with it in many ways, etc. In addition, as a platform for creative services, the platform must provide a high degree of transparency and traceability – also covering the possibility of investigating or searching through events set in the past. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 3 is therefore irrevocable and extends beyond any end to the user agreement. Content submitted by the creative to the platform can therefore remain accessible on the platform even after this license agreement terminates or the creative is no longer a user of the platform for other reasons.

3.8    jovoto also endeavors wherever possible to allow the creative every freedom to exploit his ideas vis-à-vis third parties. Within the scope of this project the creative has the opportunity to subject his idea to open content licensing terms (such as Creative Commons licensing) after twelve month’s exclusivity. Whether and to what extent this is to apply in an individual project (including the relevant details) will be specified in the corresponding briefing.

The creative will explicitly indicate the use of third-party materials, including those that are subject to open licensing.

4.        Granting Rights of Use to the Client


By submitting an idea to the project, the creative grants the rights of use listed in section 4 to the client. The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4.2 ff. is subject to the condition precedent that the client decides to acquire the creative's idea.

4.1    By participating in a project, the creative grants to the client the non-exclusive right of use, without restriction on content, time or space, to present his ideas and works as such outside of advertising campaigns or in order to promote the project, alone or together with the ideas and works of other creatives participating in the project, in any medium. Moreover, the creative grants to the client the right to use the ideas and works for the purpose of internal and external market research and for preparing the acquisition of the exclusive rights of use to the ideas and works. This may require the distributing and making the ideas and works publicly accessible (outside of the jovoto.Private layer), limited to the aforementioned purposes.

4.2    By accepting this license agreement, the creative grants to jovoto, subject to the condition precedent of the client's decision to acquire the corresponding rights from jovoto, rights of use to the idea that the creative has submitted to the project, together with all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, and to elements protected by copyright, design and performance protection rights associated with the idea (hereinafter referred to collectively as "works"), for exploitation in all known and unknown manners of utilization, in particular to the extent detailed below. This includes in particular – also in cases where rights arise at a later date – the exclusive, transferable right, unrestricted by content, time and space, and capable of being sub-licensed in parts, to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, irrespective of whether for payment or not, to distribute them, exhibit, rent out, to publicly render, in particular present, perform, display, make publicly accessible, broadcast, relay via cable or other systems (cable rebroadcasting), reproduce through video or audio medium, to make public via screen, loudspeaker or any other technical device, programs already broadcast or recordings made on the basis of public transmissions or to reproduce in any other intangible form, to edit and rearrange as well as to publish and use any such edited or rearranged form.

4.3    The aforementioned rights of exploitation for commercial or promotional purposes include in particular:

4.3.1    The right to reproduce the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any tangible and/or intangible, digital or analog, form, e.g. through reprography or transfer to analog media (e.g. packaging, promotional material, advertisements, placards, books, stickers, printouts, pictures, illustrated books, books, comics, leaflets, flyers, photographs, photocopies, photo-mechanical processes, posters, magazines, newspapers), through digitalization or any other form of digital storage and to temporarily and/or permanently store on any other known type of data, video and/or video/audio media such as diskette, DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-Audio, Super Audio CD, audio cassette, vinyl record, MMC, SD, MS, MS Pro, Flash Card, Smart Card, Secure Digital Card, memory stick, MiniDisc, DAT, hard disk, server, proxy server, USB stick and/or via transmission in the Internet or other data networks or through transmissions or in database systems; in particular this also includes the right to use the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea for company-internal and -external presentations, in company-internal media such as intranet, PowerPoint presentations and for the creation and distribution of advertisements in print media and in electronic, especially online, means of advertising;

4.3.2    The right to distribute or put into circulation the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea in any known way and on all physical analog and digital media independently or in combination with other works, especially in support of a product, and/or to offer these to third parties, in particular to rent and lend out irrespective of the distribution channel and the embodiment, in particular through distribution of the idea and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea on the aforementioned digital or analog media via wholesalers, resellers or retailers, mail order and irrespective of whether by remote sale, electronic transaction, free transfer or free distribution;

4.3.3    The right to transfer the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any known technical manner and to make them known, and in particular accessible to the public. This includes, in particular, the fact that the idea and the associated works may be stored in digital form in a data processing system from which they may then be retrieved by third parties 'on demand' as a stream or download or any other form as digital signal via wired or wireless media and/or transmitted there with the consequence that the stored data are transferred to the receiving device of the third party where they may be decoded after storage, intermediate storage or immediately, i.e. converted into text, images and/or sounds and made visible or audible. The idea and the associated works may also be made available to the third party in such a manner that he/she may store the idea and the works contained therein and/or parts thereof in his/her receiving device and may access them there repeatedly. Interactive use by way of on demand is characterized by the ideas stored in digital form being made available to members of the public who are not present at the source of where they are made available, and being made available in such a way that members of the public have access to them and can request their transmission at independent times and places even if transmission of the works to third parties takes place at a later point in time than at the one requested. The online right of use exists independently of the form of transmission chosen by the client or his licensees for the use of the protected material and includes, for example, interactive or non-interactive online systems, electronic databases, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social networks and platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, XING, Google+, LinkedIn or Facebook, Apps, IRC or news, file sharing or application service providing;

4.3.4    The right to send or forward the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, to third parties irrespective of whether in 'analog or digital' form whether via data networks in the form of subscription or download services (e.g. by streaming, video-on-demand, near-video-on-demand, podcasting, webcasting, simulcasting, IPTV, mobile TV, push services (such as RSS feed, XML interface, etc.) and pull services of all kinds) or via traditional modes of transmission such as public or private broadcast, rebroadcast and repeat broadcast via radio, television and similar systems of communication and reception, electromagnetic waves, electronic devices, wire, cable, satellite, antenna systems, digital means of communications and other technical equipment, whether via the client's own means of transmission or via public or private broadcast companies;

4.3.5    The right to publish the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, first in any desired form at the point in time of the client's choosing irrespective of whether on any type of tangible media or in intangible form (e.g. on the Internet), irrespective of whether independently or in combination with other content such as a collection or multimedia work or as part of an encyclopedia;

4.3.6    The right to commercially exploit the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, through the manufacture and sale of goods of all types (e.g. dolls, toys, stuffed animals, sports articles, household, bathroom and kitchen items, garments, printed matter including comics, sound storage media, headgear, buttons) and/or to exploit the media listed and described in this sub-section, the marketing of services of all types using the circumstances, names, titles, figures, illustrations or other relationships related to the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, including the right to exploit the idea fully or in part through the production and sale of games/computer games, including interactive computer games, and/or other multi-media productions and/or other forms of work and to promote goods and services of any kind using such elements or through edited or unedited excerpts from videos ("merchandising right");

4.3.7    The right to modify, edit, combine, arrange the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, in any manner, especially through correction and translation into any other language, through extension, conversion, augmentation, adaptation, complementing, through inclusion in databases or by the creation of collected works, through the substitution of images and figures, through changes to the characters of figures, or allowing such actions to be undertaken by third parties, and to publish, exploit, or have published and exploited, the edited or rearranged works in any of the ways described in the above provisions.

4.3.8    The rights granted exist irrespective of the technology used as the basis for the use of the right. In particular, the granting / transfer of rights of use are not bound to the form of data transmission (analog or digital), to the means of data transmission currently used or to the type of end-user receiving device. The client is especially entitled to allow this access via any type of equipment or device that is technically able to call up and /or represent the content provided. Access can be effected in particular with the aid of fixed devices (e.g. personal computer, set-top box for digital TV or Internet terminal) and mobile terminal devices, especially mobile telephones (via WAP, SMS, i-mode and any future standards), smartphones, electronic organizers, so-called personal digital assistants (based on operating systems such as Stinger, EPOC, Palm OS, Windows CE/Pocket PC), in particular via wired connections (telephone networks, TV cable networks, ISDN, DSL, Internet fixed line, etc.), via wireless connections (wireless local loop, satellite, radio [in particular DVB-H], mobile telephone networks [GSM, CDMA, HSCSD, GPRS, 3G, UMTS], wireless LAN) or in the process of synchronization with other electronic devices (e.g. via cable and network connection, Bluetooth or infra-red) and on the basis of various transmission standards and presentation formats (e.g. TCP/IP, SMS, MMS, EMS, PMS, smart messages, DVB, HTML, WML, cHTML, e-mail) in all online services, data and (tele-) communications networks, in particular the Internet.

The client is to be able to use the idea fully and exclusively and to exploit it commercially, in particular for advertising purposes and across all media.

4.4    In addition to, and above and beyond, the above provisions, it is agreed that, if the creative has created a computer program, only the client will be entitled to exercise any proprietary rights to the computer program after the transfer of rights by jovoto.

4.5    Following the transfer of rights, the client is entitled at its own discretion and without the separate agreement of the creative, to transfer the rights listed in section 4 to third parties or to allow third parties to exercise such rights irrespective of whether in the original form or in an edited form. This applies independently of the content and scope of the license terms agreed with the relevant third party, i.e. irrespective of whether through the transfer of the exclusive right of use or through the assignment of individual or several fully inclusive or non-exclusive rights of use limited with regard to content and/or time and/or space.

4.6    The above provisions also apply in the event that the idea, and all works, performances and activities contained in the idea, have been combined with third-party protected material. If a collective creative work with shared copyright ownership has resulted from the combination of the works with other protected material, the creative herewith agrees to the exploitation of the collective work to the extent specified by the above provisions.

4.7    The use of material covered by open access or open content licensing terms for the development and creation of the project idea is prohibited, irrespective of whether this is done by the creative or third parties. The creative warrants that he will not use such material.

4.8    The idea will also remain visible on the platform even after being sold to the client. It will however be marked as sold ('Client's Choice').

4.9    The creative waives his right to be named as author in the exploitation of the idea. jovoto will work towards persuading the client that the creative's authorship should be acknowledged as author and that he should be named as such in accompanying material in cases where it is not possible to achieve such mention on specimens of the work.

4.10    Where the creative has used material and/or works of third parties in the course of developing and submitting the idea (for example photographs from publicly accessible databases, fonts, sample texts or similar), he also grants to jovoto and to the client rights of use to this third-party material and to these third-party works in accordance with the provisions of section 4.10. The sole exception to this are those parts of the idea that have been identifiably used for illustrative purposes and are marked as such components used solely for illustrative purposes and are explicitly titled as "SAMPLE" or "SPECIMEN" in the idea. Third-party materials and third-party works that are not marked as such will be treated as if they were the creative’s own works.

4.11    The condition precedent for the granting of rights in accordance with section 4 will be deemed to have been met when the client has made the decision to acquire the rights to an idea of the creative as specified in section 4, the client has informed jovoto of this in writing and jovoto has accordingly informed the creative in writing. jovoto will grant the license rights to the idea to the client immediately after the condition precedent becomes effective and the creative has been informed.

4.12    jovoto will immediately inform the creative in writing in cases where the client desires a direct license of rights from the creative. The creative and the client can then reach an agreement on the scope of the rights granted – if necessary with jovoto as mediator. jovoto will provide a specimen agreement on request.

4.13    The granting of rights of use in accordance with section 4 remains unaffected by the termination of the contractual relationship between the creative and jovoto and the underlying terms of use.

5.        Creative's Guarantee, Indemnity

5.1    The creative guarantees that he has developed all ideas, and works associated with the ideas together with the individual elements, himself, and that he is the owner of all rights that are necessary in order to grant the rights of use in accordance with sections 3 and 4 and to meet any other applicable conditions. The creative also guarantees that his ideas and associated works are free of any third-party rights.

5.2    The creative also guarantees that he will not submit or offer any content, in particular ideas or work samples, that encroach upon the rights of third parties or where content is ineligible in accordance with the above provisions. The creative must check whether his ideas and the associated works infringe the rights of third parties. Indications for such contractual infringements are given when, in particular,

5.2.1    Works subject to copyright, e.g. graphics, videos, photos or text (even when edited or alienated, unless the original can no longer be identified), are used that were not created by the creative himself;

5.2.2    The ideas contain performances subject to copyright or related rights such as live recordings of concerts, plays, circus performances, etc., or parts thereof, or include other performances protected by other related rights such as television programs (including opening and closing sequences);

5.2.3    Third parties have collaborated on the production of the content in such a way that they are able to acquire ancillary copyright, for example for recording, direction, editing, sound engineering, camerawork, etc. unless the persons in question have agreed to the exploitation of the idea created with their collaboration on the platform;

5.2.4    The content includes personal or other sensitive information about individuals or groups of people, unless the necessary consent and/or exploitation rights have been obtained by the creative;

5.2.5    Third parties are portrayed in photographs or videos in such a way that they play a major role in terms of their significance for the photo/video, unless the creative has obtained their explicit consent to the scene and to the exploitation of the results on the platform.

5.3    The creative also guarantees that he is not prevented by any contract of employment or other such agreement from contributing the relevant idea and participating with it in a project.

5.4    The creative will indemnify jovoto from any claims that third parties may assert against jovoto for infringement of their rights as a result of the ideas submitted by the creative. jovoto will inform the creative of any such assertion in writing immediately. The creative will make every effort to support jovoto in preparing a suitable defense. The creative will assume all costs incurred by jovoto in this connection, including reasonable costs for a legal defense. The creative is entitled to prove that the actual costs incurred by jovoto were lower than those claimed.

5.5    The same applies in the event of claims asserted by third parties when the creative infringes legal positions of third parties, in particular trademark rights or personal rights, or other legal provisions (such as prohibitions contained in the Act Against Unfair Practices – UWG) through the subject of the content, irrespective of the authorship thereof.

6.       Deliverables

IMPORTANT: By uploading your idea, you are declaring that, if your idea is selected by the client throughout the project for test printing in order to evaluate the design or within twelve months for licensing, you are able to deliver the open data for your textile design. To speed up the licensing process we ask you to upload the open layered file in the following required file format when you submit your design:

  • PSD or TIF files at least 150dpi in layers.
  • If the files are bigger than 1GB you have to compress them with Win Zip or Win RAR.
  • If you used AI-files, please export into PSD or TIF before upload.