Surface design is a journey… baby steps forwards, and giant leaps backwards into self doubt. While I’m comfortable creating art that I love, my ultimate goal is to produce beautiful, versatile textile designs. So the more I have delved into what this involves, the more I’ve realised that I need to become competent using Adobe Creative Suites. *insert stress, anxiousness and self doubt where technology begins* aaaargh.
So, I enrolled nervously in the Art and business of Surface Design!
And set about working my way through the workshops….
The Art and Business of Surface design is a comprehensive online course that breaks down the creative process involved in creating motifs, and turning them into marketable surface designs! The course is the product of a creative collaboration between Rachael Taylor (a successful surface Designer) and Beth Kempton (formerly Nicholls) the founder of “Do What you Love”.
The course runs over four modules… I paid for Modules 1 and 2, and then effectively got busy and really only completed module 1. But the magic thing is that the workshops are downloadable, and you can save them for a later date when you are ready. I think above all else, this course leads you to making connections with other dreamers and doers, while showing you the process from beginning to end.
As a beginner in Adobe, I got a little lost, due to not having enough time to really invest in the program, so I’m enrolling in a short course to improve my skills, before heading back to finish modules 3 and 4!
If you are comfortable with Adobe creative suites, and are wanting some insight into the industry, this course might just be for you…
what have you got to lose?