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8 Videos (25m)
    • Teaser: Pattern Making in 60 Seconds

      1:10
    • Introduction

      2:20
    • Project: Hand Draw Your Own Wallpaper

      2:07
    • Getting Inspired

      4:08
    • Illustrating Your Objects

      4:51
    • Cutting & Assembling Your Repeat Tile

      5:56
    • Xeroxing & Wallpapering Your Pattern

      4:06
    • Wrapping Up

      0:12

About This Class

Illustrate and design your own hand-drawn repeat pattern wallpaper. In this half-hour class, illustrator Julia Rothman takes you through her process of illustrating her favorite household objects, then turning her drawing into a repeat pattern for wallpaper – all with some simple cutting, pasting, and xeroxing.

Julia's simple, step-by step process for making and installing hand-drawn wallpaper makes this class perfect for every designer, illustrator, or crafter looking for a fun project. This class takes the process off the computer so you can understand how pattern design works, get some insider tips on illustration, and add a personal touch to your home.

While Julia walks through the process of making wallpaper, you could also use your pattern in countless other ways: for printed fabric, a background pattern, or just a simple hand-drawn illustrated pattern. The possibilities are endless and the reward is a home filled with personality.

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Very helpful, thank you! I appreciate that you showed us how to do a half drop by hand which I can't wait to try!!
Julia gives a lot of insight into the pattern making process. I especially appreciate how she shows us her own style and approach. She shares her art in a very warm and friendly manner, leaving one feeling inspired and ready to tackle their own project. Great class. I plan to get drawing and vector my work for several applications. Thank you!
Great information, and easy going explanations.
Cody Frusher

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Julia Rothman

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Julia Rothman has created illustrations and pattern designs for newspapers, magazines, wallpaper, dishware, bedding, books, billboards and subway posters. Some of her clients (in no particular order) include Chronicle Books, Target, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, The New York TimesThe Washington Post, Urban Outfitters, The Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Land of Nod, Design*Sponge and Victoria’s Secret. She has authored and illustrated many books including a personal memoir/guidebook to her hometown, Hello NY, and her most recent Nature Anatomy which is compendium of curious facts and illustrations about our natural world. She lives and works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Julia works from her studio in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002.