Creating Strong Coordinate Patterns

Shannon McNab, Surface Designer & Illustrator

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
6 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

      0:48
    • What Makes a Strong Collection

      2:39
    • Coordinate #1: Tips for Success

      1:57
    • Coordinate #1: Design Demo

      4:41
    • Coordinate #2: Geometric Experimentation

      3:18
    • Final Thoughts + Your Assignment

      1:38
19 students are watching this class

About This Class

Secondary patterns are often glossed over quickly, but having strong coordinating repeats are an important part of a well rounded portfolio. In this class, you’ll follow my process for creating compelling coordinate patterns. By the end, you’ll have easy to follow strategies you can apply to your own portfolio.

165 of 165 students recommendSee All

very helpful class, thank you
Really helpful, concise and to the point. The way the points were clearly laid out and reinforced means I'm not going to forget this lesson! Definitely going to help me create collections that really gel. Now she's explained these ideas to me they seem obvious but I hadn't realised them before! Thanks for such a useful class :)
great class to help get designing. I also love the reference to illustration examples. thanks Shannon.

1,094

Students

15

Projects

Shannon McNab

Surface Designer & Illustrator

Hi there!

I'm Shannon, a surface designer with a sweet, yet sophisticated style and a possibly unhealthy obsession with patterns.

My heart has always called me to create and teach. That's why my two main passions are growing my own surface design business AND helping other designers improve their skills and avoid the mistakes I've made – and believe me,  there's been a TON!!! 

The best place to find...

See full profile