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Pattern Design: Bring Your Artwork to Life on Products

Elizabeth Olwen, Surface Pattern Designer

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9 Videos (56m)
    • Trailer

    • Introduction

    • Your Project

    • Inspiration

    • Design Considerations

    • Product Templates

    • Designing Your Dream

    • Product Mockups

    • Next Steps

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About This Class

Join popular surface designer Elizabeth Olwen for an inviting and inspiring 60-minute class all about visualizing your own artwork on products!

When Elizabeth first started out as a surface designer, seeing her work on products for the first time felt magical. It opened up a world of possibilities for her patterns, designs, and illustrations. In this class, her goal is help you take that same leap — from concept to the tangible world, unlocking infinite possibilities.

This class is full of inspiration, design considerations, and best practices so you can put your learning into action. Plus, the class includes a wealth of downloadable, easy-to-use templates for testing your own artwork in different formats.

By the end, you'll create a beautiful mock-up of your dream product — perfect for sending to clients, or even just for fun.

This class is ideal for designers, illustrators, artists, aspiring surface designers, and pattern enthusiasts seeking creative inspiration and a community for feedback. Unlock the possibilities of your patterns!



This class may be taken on its own or alongside Elizabeth's other Skillshare classes: Pattern Design I: Creating Inspiring Repeats and Pattern Design II: A Creative Look at a Full Pattern Collection.

For these classes, basic familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe Photoshop is recommended.


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I like the ideas and examples she uses
Amazing stuff :)
This class was super helpful, not only in giving tons of ideas for objects on which your art could potentially be placed, but also in giving a step-by-step process of how to create mock-ups in Illustrator and Photoshop. I will definitely be referring back to this class in the future. Thanks, Elizabeth!





Elizabeth Olwen

Surface Pattern Designer

Elizabeth Olwen is a Toronto-based surface designer. Inspired by pastoral beauty, nature in its most playful forms, folklore, and romance, Elizabeth's work is driven by the desire to leave something beautiful behind with every step she takes.

Her obsession with patterns began as a child when she would become mesmerized by the orange floral drapes in her mother's kitchen. Surrounded by bold, unapologetic prints, patterns were something that she could lose herself in; a window to faraway...

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