This week I have the pleasure of attending the designer retreat, Designer Vaca. Looking forward to much-needed downtime hanging out at the popular Ace Hotel with some very cool designer-types who have come from near and far to network, learn tips, share stories and get in some post summer pool time. Typographer rockstar Jessica Hische will be there! I am so looking forward to meeting her. Follow me on Instagram as I will be posting from the event! I’ll be back with a recap for sure.1 Comment
1. GRAPHIC TEES!
Who doesn’t love a graphic statement on a pillow, journal cover, card etc. Why not have them on your body? They make a simple jeans and jacket outfit pop by adding texture and is a great conversation starter!
Modern / Merci Beaucoup / Perfection / La Di Da / Hola
2. OANA BEFORTs Instagram
I am in LOVE with this Romanian artist/designer’s instagram account. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed. It is filled with amazing eye candy!
3. ART JOURNALING
I recently have noticed that I have a lot of artistic restlestless. I have a lot of ideas, are over-stimulated by the inspiration I see daily and feel antsy creatively. I want to paint and draw more to work out the ideas in my head or just doodle and paint for fun. Do you ever feel that way?
I have to admit I have pushed the artist in me aside over the years while I have worked fulltime as a graphic designer. As I have been exploring painting and drawing more in the last two years it appears I have awakened the artist in me which is really exciting. I purchased an art journal I found at my local art supply store and haven’t been able to stop making stream-of-consciousness art. I try to do something daily – even if it’s only for 20 minutes. It’s been a great practice and helping me see an emerging style.
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In this class you will:
- learn about collections, color palettes and themes
- how to follow trends and plan a collection
- how to make repeat patterns using Illustrator and Photoshop
- create 6 original collections and digital, product mock-ups
- learn fun, digital techniques in surface design
- hear case studies and gain several valuable resources to help you further your knowledge and inspire your art
I am excited to teach you all about the anatomy of a collection, how to research trends and themes, how to make repeat patterns using Illustrator and Photoshop and learn fun techniques to make your own collections. You will design actual collections for different product categories such as fabric, cellphone cases, gift bags and dinnerware. I will be sharing case studies and lots of valuable resources to help you further your knowledge and inspire your art! Prior knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop is required. Semester starts next week. You can register up until the 12th! (sorry so last minute). Call 626-396-2319 or register online here! Hope to see you in class!
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