Textile Design E-Courses

PatternPlanning_250December 1, 2014

Through much research and trial and error I have found that creating a large goal for the upcoming year is a great place to start, but large goals needs to be broken down into smaller, more manageable action steps in order to be achieved. During this two week mini-course we’ll be doing just that, clarifying what you hope to achieve in 2015 and creating an action plan broken down into monthly tasks to get you there. This course is now free as part of our Textile Design Lab membership and begins on December 1, 2014. Register here!




textile design courses- Mastering Your MarketJanuary 12, 2015

In Mastering Your Market experts in the apparel, home decor and quilting markets share an insider’s perspective into what prints and patterns buyers are looking for season after season. Class begins on January 12, 2015. Register here!




Basic RGBJanuary 26, 2015

Bring clarity and focus to your collection development process through our most popular course, The Sellable Sketch. This system has changed the lives of hundreds of designers and will take the guesswork out of what to design each season! The group study has some great extras like a subscription to Stylesight and a series of inspirational and informative emails to keep you motivated! This group-study begins on January 26, 2015. Register here!




February 2, 2015

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful program with countless options, tools, and settings that can open up a world of opportunity for designers. In Photoshop for Designers Part One, our goal is to help you discover the most efficient and effective use of the program while creating the artwork that you love to design. Class begins on February 2, 2015. Register here!




PortfolioDev_LogoMarch 2, 2015

In today’s marketplace an online portfolio website is the most important tool that you have to market your work. With an online portfolio, potential clients from around the world can review your work, get to know your personality, and understand your services at their convenience. Learn how to design your online portfolio through this four week workshop. Class begins on March 2, 2015. Register here!




UltimateGuideMarch 16, 2015

How would it feel to stop guessing your way through the repeat process? How would it feel to go beyond the standard set and tossed layouts that you have used for years? How would it feel to have a system to developing patterns and repeats that you can refer back to when you are feeling overwhelmed or lost? Your design process would feel EMPOWERED and you would have the CONFIDENCE to get your work out into the world. This course is now free as part of our Textile Design Lab membership. This group-study begins on March 16, 2015. Register here!




Basic RGBMay 26, 2015

As a designer you love to create beautiful things. You create beautiful patterns, illustrations and color palettes on a daily basis and couldn’t imagine your life any other way. Did you ever stop to think about how you could bring beauty to the rest of your design business? Yes, a well designed marketing plan can be a thing of beauty and I’ll show you how in our four week course, Sharing Your Work. Class begins May 26, 2015. Apply Today.


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