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Ready to Create Eye-Catching Surface Pattern Designs?

Learn how to turn your sketches, paintings and illustrations into surface pattern design layouts in just 6 weeks.

Create high quality patterns in less time

Being busy with clients, family and other obligations shouldn't hold you back from mastering surface pattern design. Imagine being able to create eye-catching surface pattern designs in minutes, not days.

What if you were able to create more eye-catching patterns in less time?

In the past it has taken years to understand why some pattern layouts work and how to best develop a process that is quick and reliable for your development of eye-catching artwork.


In Surface Pattern Design Mastery you are going to speed up your ability to create the impact you want with your patterns so you can get them out there sooner. Plus, they’ll be better than ever, certainly as superb as your sketches, paintings, and illustrations are.


You'll be able to create patterns in minutes, instead of days by using our surface pattern design layout templates. Instantly transforming your sketches and illustrations into patterns.

Introducing

Surface Pattern Design Mastery

Through Surface Pattern Design Mastery You'll Discover...

How to create surface pattern design layout templates

How to create a sophisticated pattern from one sketch or motif

Techniques to working in Illustrator & Photoshop

How to create a pattern that is harmonious and flowing

The 6 most popular layout styles in surface pattern design

How to create patterns that look more complex in less time

...and more!

Start designing patterns that you are proud to share with your peers, clients, and community

Want to work through the materials within a supportive community? You'll access Surface Pattern Design Mastery through our Textile Design Lab website. Materials include:

  • 12 video lessons walking you step-by-step through the process of creating eye-catching surface pattern designs
  • A Surface Pattern Design Inspiration Guide to spark new ideas that are authentic to your artistic style!
  • 14 Pattern Layout Templates helping you turn your motifs into patterns in minutes

There are two ways to access

Surface Pattern Design Mastery

Surface Pattern Design Mastery: A Self-Guided Course

Want to work through the materials on your own?
You'll receive your lessons and exercises through email, with two lessons sent out each week. Materials include:

Surface Pattern Design Mastery: for the Textile Design Lab

$79, course starts immediately after purchase

$42/month, course available immediately after purchase

  • 12 video lessons walking you step-by-step through the process of creating eye-catching surface pattern designs
  • A Surface Pattern Design Inspiration Guide to spark new ideas that are authentic to your artistic style!
  • 14 Pattern Layout Templates helping you turn your motifs into patterns in minutes
  • Feedback from instructors
  • Access to a weekly live art critique

Course Schedule

All 12 lessons include closed captioned videos, a design exercise to use immediately, and downloadable resources such as templates, checklists, worksheets.

In Lesson 1, you create a pattern layout inspiration board which will define your style and provide future inspiration. You empower your design process by learning about popular layout styles and when they should be used for an impact.

In Lesson 2, you create a library of motifs that you will turn into eye-catching designs. You discover where to look for inspiration and methods for quickly turning your sketches, illustrations and paintings into digital motifs.

In Lesson 12, you create an engaging presentation using your new surface pattern designs. Your presentation can be used on social media, your portfolio website or presented to buyers, agents and studios for consideration.

In Lessons 5-11, you turn your digital motifs into a series of surface pattern designs. You create the following layout styles: set, tossed, free-flowing, allover, textures, stripes and borders. You will also learn simple ways to make these designs more eye-catching.

In Lesson 3, you begin your transformation into a surface pattern design master. You learn a system for creating eye-catching designs and how to avoid common mistakes that lead to frustration and overwhelm.

In Lesson 4, you develop color palettes that exemplify your artistic style and simplify the design process. You develop a system for quickly creating color palettes for use in your surface pattern design layouts.

FAQ

Will I personally get feedback on my assignments? If you take Surface Pattern Design Mastery within the Lab you will get feedback on all your work and questions. If you choose the self-guided option you will not receive feedback or support through the course.

Do I need previous pattern design experience? This course is educational and inspiring for those who are new to the industry. During it, I’ll walk you through the processes to achieve “eye-catching patterns” in both Illustrator and Photoshop. We’ll do this using the great sketches, paintings, and illustrations you have already created.



I'm an advanced designer. What will I learn in this course? This course is also for experienced designers. You’ll leave this course with a reliable system to smooth out your workflow and help you create eye-catching patterns in less time. And what can you do with this extra time? Allow yourself more time to market your work and grow your business! It literally opens up a new world of opportunity without taking up any more of your time!


Are marketing, repeats or collection development covered in this course? No, but if you take the Surface Pattern Design Mastery within the Lab you will have access to all the courses and tutorials that cover these topics.


What if I discover that the a la carte course isn’t for me? You have five days to ask for a refund, no questions asked.


Am I locked into a long-term contract when I join the Lab? No. All Textile Design Lab memberships are set to automatically renew, but these payments can be cancelled at anytime. Textile Design Lab memberships are non refundable.


Do I need access to Illustrator or Photoshop? Yes. You must have access to either Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop and have a basic understanding of how to use the program.

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