Designing Repeat Patterns: From Icons to Apparel and Beyond skillshare originals badge

Kimi Lewis, Product Designer, Noun Project

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9 Lessons (30m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:27
    • 2. Storytelling Through Icons

      1:29
    • 3. Gathering Inspiration

      1:54
    • 4. Artboard Setup, Icon Selection

      6:46
    • 5. Crafting Your Pattern

      7:04
    • 6. Refining Your Pattern Design

      5:44
    • 7. Sending It to Print

      2:18
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      1:26
    • 9. Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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About This Class

It's all about idioms and icons in this 30-minute class on designing a repeat pattern using symbols and icons!

Kimi Lewis, artist and product designer at the Noun Project, will walk you through her process of creating a pattern in full repeat — one that you can apply to clothing, bags, accessories, wallpaper, or practically anywhere you’d like.

You’ll start with picking an idiom or cliché that you love, and turn it into an illustrated story using pictograms. Kimi draws inspiration from the vibrant colors and patterns of Mexico, merged with her passion for the Bauhaus movement — but your pattern can come from anywhere!

The class will guide you through simple steps in Adobe Illustrator to make your pattern repeat perfectly and translate to print. No prior knowledge is necessary — this class is perfect for beginners as well as experienced designers and illustrators.

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