Pattern Design: Bring Your Artwork to Life on Products

Elizabeth Olwen, Surface Pattern Designer

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10 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:59
    • 2. Introduction

      3:57
    • 3. Your Project

      0:34
    • 4. Inspiration

      6:44
    • 5. Design Considerations

      6:49
    • 6. Product Templates

      7:46
    • 7. Designing Your Dream

      16:08
    • 8. Product Mockups

      9:28
    • 9. Next Steps

      3:34
    • 10. Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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Project Description

Show off your artwork on a product of your dreams.

ASSIGNMENT

Show off your artwork on a product of your dreams! Your assignment is to create a mock-up that shows your illustrated pattern or design on a product you love. Your imagination is the limit.

When I first started out as a surface designer, seeing my work on products felt magical. With this assignment, I hope to help you bridge that gap between your 2D artwork and the beautiful, tangible world all around us — and capture that magic with your own work!

Share your vision however you'd like: templates, sketches, or mockups. Have fun!

  

DELIVERABLE

Share your process in the project gallery. A completed project will include:

  • Moodboard
  • Drawings
  • Dream Product (mock-ups or sketches)

Note: While the focus of this class is pattern design, feel free to use your illustrations, graphic designs, or (if you just want to practice) the provided sample swatches.

  

RESOURCES

Class Resources

  • Scroll down for attachments: the product categories brainstorm, moodboard templates (InDesign & PDF), and templates for apparel/fashion, decor, kitchen, and stationery (Illustrator & Photoshop).

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