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About This Class
Adobe Illustrator is a wonderful software that will certainly help you materialize your ideas. However, it can be very intimidating if you are new to it, or you might just not be using it to its full potential. In this 35-minute class and detailed video tutorials, you'll learn key tools that will allow you to create complex shapes from simple ones.
This class is the second one of the Reign Repeats series, and it is meant to help you learn the fundamental Illustrator skills you'll need later in the series to be able to use the software to create beautiful and seamless repeat patterns. It is perfect for new designers, illustrators and everyone interested in Surface Pattern Design with basic knowledge of Illustrator.
By the end of the class, you will have acquired the skills to complete a motivational Illustrator poster.
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I’m a Colombian fashion, textile & surface pattern designer (and a nail-art aficionado) living in Milan and in love with my work. I have over 4 years of experience in the fashion world; two of which have been focused on my passion for textile design.
I have designed evening-wear collections in Asia, created costumes for belly dancers and performers in my home country and Europe, and will soon have some of my designs featured in the book Patternbase: a Collection of Contemporary Textile and Surface Design.
Last year I started my own surface pattern design brand MaJoBV, and have recently signed a licensing deal with Artscase. I'm happily working on some other deals so that I can have my creations licensed all around the world. In addition, I'm developing my own product line. I sell my work on my Spoonflower, Envelop and Society6 shops and my repeat patterns on PatternDesign.
I studied 4 (out of 5) years of Industrial Design in Colombia, graduated from Fashion & Textile design in Milan, and have taken short courses focusing (but not only) on textile printing techniques (Central Saint Martins, London) and surface pattern design (The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course). I have been using Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and other design programs (like Freehand and Corel Draw) for almost 15 years.