Creative & business courses for surface designers & illustrators

Creative and business courses for surface designers and illustrators by nataliaoro
Creative and business courses for surface designers and illustrators

I´m a strong believer in life-long learning and I love to explore new themes & techniques. So, it was not a surprise as I discovered for me Skillshare in 2020. I immediately dived deep in watching, learning and creating with numerous Skillshare classes.

First, I started learning Procreate with Brooke Glaser´s classes. Then I explored drawing patterns on the iPad. Nina @DiUJdi gave me with her class “Create an Intricate, Editable Floral Pattern in Procreate” exactly the technique, knowledge and support I needed to create patterns on my tablet. I was hooked and my interest in pattern making was awoke!

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After this class I took many others – colour palette creation, lettering, making pattern collections, mockups, look books, licensing, pod, editorial illustration, business & income for creatives. Here are some examples I made attending these courses. Below them is a list of my favourite classes, not only on Skillshare:

Intricate chamomile field floral pattern in pink by nataliaoro
Create an Intricate, Editable Floral Pattern in Procreate by Di Ujdi on Skillshare
Intricate Damask Flowers Pattern by nataliaoro
Patterns Are Forever: Create a Symmetric Diamond Pattern in Procreate by Di Ujdi on Skillshare
Intricate Wild Meadow floral pattern in pink by nataliaoro
Building Awesome Pattern Tiles in Adobe Photoshop by Dylan Mierzwinski on Skillshare

Creative courses

Victoria Johnson:

Create Collections + here is my review of her class

Create Christmas

Make It In DesignSummer and Winter School

Procreate

Brooke GlaserIntro to Procreate: Illustrating on the iPad (UPDATED for 2022)

Procreate patterns

Di UjdiCreate an Intricate, Editable Floral Pattern in Procreate

Di UjdiHalf Drop Patterns in Procreate: Complex Elements and Custom Actions

Di UjdiPatterns Are Forever: Create a Symmetric Diamond Pattern in Procreate

Patterns in Photoshop

Dylan MierzwinskiBuilding Awesome Pattern Tiles in Adobe Photoshop

Patterns in Illustrator

Bonnie ChristineAdvanced Techniques in Surface Pattern Design

Pattern collections

Maja Faber – Design a Pattern Collection: Streamline Your Workflow Using Adobe Draw and Illustrator

Elizabeth OlwenPattern Design II: A Creative Look at a Full Pattern Collection

Pattern theorie & classic patterns

Bärbel DresslerLearn to Design Arts and Crafts Patterns

Colour palette

Gia GrahamHow To Create A Perfect Color Palette For Digital Art

Charly ClementsFun With Colour: 5 Exercises for Picking Unique Colour Palettes

Lettering

Gia GrahamHand Lettering in Procreate: Fundamentals to Finishing Touches

Shannon McNabHand Lettering for Surface Designers: Build a Skill that Will Wow Your Clients

POD

Cat CoquilletteA Step-by-Step Guide to Art Licensing: Sell Your First Piece of Artwork Online

Liz Kohler BrownRepeat Patterns for Print-On-Demand

Mockups & look book

Maja FaberShowcase Your Artwork – Make Your Own Mockups | in Adobe Photoshop

Maja FaberCreate and Publish Your Design Look Book | Working in Adobe Indesign and Illustrator

Elizabeth OlwenPattern Design: Bring Your Artwork to Life on Products

Cat CoquilletteDesign Top-Selling Product Mockups with Your Art ✶ BONUS: 10 Free Downloads

Businnes courses

Shannon McNabPitch Your Portfolio , Artful Pricing

Shannon McNabAirtable for Artists: Organize Your Business & Increase Your Productivity

Maja FaberHow to Make a Living as a Surface Pattern Designer

Liz Kohler BrownA Guide to Diversifying Revenue for Artists & Designers

Bonnie ChristineFocus to Flourish: Productivity Skills for the Creative

*Note: It is possible that I receive commissions for purchases made through links in the posts but I would only recommend a course that I have personally found to be of benefit.