Design your Smartphone Case

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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8 Videos (12m)
    • Design your Smartphone Case

      1:02
    • Tools & Materials

      1:03
    • Making Your Template

      0:31
    • Design with a Sketch

      3:04
    • Design with Quotes

      1:51
    • Design with Pastels

      1:01
    • Cutting & Fitting Tips

      2:23
    • Project Details & Conclusion

      0:43

About This Class

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Most of us have a smartphone we take with us everywhere.  If you're like me you stay pretty busy on your device checking your social networks, writing emails, engaging various apps, etc.  That means your smartphone needs a case to keep it protected from wear and tear, and the dreaded "dropage" that occasionally occurs.  The problem for me was, that I was purchasing so many cases, it turned into a bonified collection...  I had to dedicate a special area just to store them.  At what point is it just too much???

So I drew the line and had an epiphany.  I could create my own smartphone artwork and place it in any clear case that I have on hand.  Now, with a clear case, I can produce endless numbers of designs that I can store easily in a file folder or with a paper clip!  

In this class, I'm going to show you my super easy process to make your own smartphone case artwork.  It's simple, it's fun and inexpensive.  If you already have a clear case, it's free!  If not, clear cases are easily accessible and reasonably priced.  The best part is that the art can be done with items you have at home right now!!!  If you like the process, you can take it to the next level and purchase other supplies to make more designs in the future.  I hope you'll join me in my studio as I take you step by step.  See you there!  : )

8 of 8 students recommendSee All

It's a great idea to make a unique case for a smartphone! Your designs are so beautiful and seem to be easy to do when I watch the videos.
Eléna Leprêtre

Crochet Designer&Teacher& Food Lover

I like the variety of ways to design a smartphone case. I wouldn't have thought of most of these!
Peggy Hazelwood

Fun and Learning Go Hand in Hand

Fantastic Class. I never thought about designing my own case, along with designing a few different ones to swap back and forth. You are such a talented artist!
Nancy Ward

Marketing Coach, Cook and Crafter

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Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker

I have been creating ever since I can remember. It just brings me joy to capture the beauty I see in the world, and translate it into something I've made with my own two hands.  I have always had my hands busy working on some form of art.  

When I was old enough start a career, suddenly, I was "too busy" to create.  I made lots of excuses, but really I think I just didn't make it a priority.  Then, later on, I was in management and buying for the fashion industry for over 10 years.  I fell in love with the artistry and design I was surrounded by, thoroughly enjoying my working trips to Italy.  I believe that being immersed in a creative industry rekindled my thirst to get my hands dirty.  So I found myself, once again, carving out a studio space where I could, and making good use of it.

Recently, I was a featured artist at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas for one year where I was invited to create an art jewelry pop up store to display my unique style as cdesign jewelry.  It was a great adventure and I loved every minute of it.  

So I have expanded my scope into art, illustration, sharing business tips I have learned along the way, and other special projects.  I call it OctopusConnection.com, a place to show my art, design, business ideas, blog and, of course, Skillshare.  I hope you will check it out and connect with me.  I have lots of ideas and can't wait to share them with you. 

I believe there is an artist in just about everyone. We are all inspired in different ways, but if you're aching to create, then you are probably an artist at heart and don't know it.  Many think that if they cannot produce work that is understood by others that it just doesn't qualify as art.

I think differently! I believe there are as many expressions as there are people on the planet.  Many celebrated artists from the past were never recognized for their amazing talent during their lives including Picasso, the Impressionists and many, many others. Thank goodness these amazing people kept on creating anyway and have inspired us all.  Maybe there's a great artist inside of you, just waiting to get out. Many have been pleasantly surprised when they dared to look beneath the surface and see their work from another angle.

Join me in a series of adventures as I walk you through different "art forms."  I have never limited myself to a sketch pad or a canvas when creating, as I have enjoyed photography, sculpting, designing fashion, crocheting, embroidering and many others.

It's my pleasure to take you inside my studio to share my process with you. My hope is that you will as much fun as I do! 

Please check out my website and Twitter (links above).  You can also find me on Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr as @cdesignjewelry & on Instagram [email protected]