surface pattern design

I just started taking Module 2, Creating Your Professional Identity a Pattern Design class from the Art and Business of Surface Design with Rachel Taylor and Beth Kempton. The class has been super fun and it is packed with information.

The first week was all about collections. I learned the difference between a collection and coordinates. A collection is several main patterns that are held together in some cohesive way. For example you could have a collection that has the same set of colors.  Below is a lovely collection by monaluna. I’m looking forward to creating collections.


Coordinates usually have one main pattern and several elements or motifs of that pattern blown out. I’ve been creating coordinates. Here is an example of one of my coordinates. The main pattern is on the far left. The others are coordinates along with stripes.

Co ordinate A template

I also learned how to use the masking tool in PhotoShop and am now able to put my designs on product mock ups. It’s pretty fun and addictive.


What have you been up to this week?



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