Pattern Design: Creating a Cohesive Pattern Collection

Abby Hersey, I draw things. I make things. I love coffee.

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9 Videos (33m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Elements of a Collection

    • 3. Moodboard & Reference Imagery

    • 4. Sketching Motifs

    • 5. Focal Print

    • 6. Supporting Print

    • 7. Blender Print

    • 8. Spot Graphics

    • 9. Your Project & Class Conclusion


About This Class

Join surface pattern designer Abby Hersey as she takes you through the creation of a cohesive pattern collection. This class isn't an introduction to technical repeat pattern design, so be sure to check out her introductory pattern design classes for Illustrator and Photoshop.

In this class, you will learn how to create a moodboard as well as the different types of patterns that make up a collection. You'll also learn how to create spot graphics within the theme of your collection.

This class is designed for those who want to take their pattern design skills to the next level and add a marketable collection to their portfolio. Students should have a working knowledge of pattern creating in Illustrator or Photoshop. If you're just getting started in pattern design, be sure to check out Abby's introductory pattern design classes for Illustrator and Photoshop.

38 of 38 students recommendSee All

I like the combination of theory and practice. The patterns are bright. and the instructions how do make your own are informative and easy to follow (at least from the first sight). I can wait till I make my own))) Thank you very much!
I loved it! Really useful and super clear :-)
Such a great class! Thank you so much Abby. I also love your work :)
Brenda Bourges

I'm on it!





Abby Hersey

I draw things. I make things. I love coffee.


Abby Hersey is a designer by day and a mess-maker by night. Whether drawing, painting, sewing, or wood burning, she draws inspiration from the beauty in ordinary things. When Abby's not in her studio creating something or out collecting souvenir bourbon bottles, she's likely hanging off the side of a mountain or falling out of a whitewater raft with her adventurous family.

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