SchauminChanel Alexander

Fashion Designer | Illustrator | Author | Blogger

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DIGITAL FASHION PORTOLIO 101: MARKETING YOUR POTENTIAL

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The process of fashion design is both fun and exciting, but sometimes figuring out how to organize your portfolio can get a little tricky. There also comes a point in time where designers must use their creativity in a different way in order to progress further in their careers. It is no secret that the fashion industry has always been over-saturated with options in terms or creative talent, and having an amazing portfolio is only a small key component of gaining some ground in the industry. As the fashion industry continues to slowly evolve, we must be able to grow and expand our skills as well.

In this class, SchauminChanel will teach the fundamental elements needed for a solid online fashion portfolio, strategies and options when it comes to creating your online fashion portfolio, and most importantly how to strategically market your portfolio to achieve your goals.

What You Need to Know

This class is mostly geared towards students, aspiring designers, and entry level designers with working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Some lessons may involve the use of both programs, but for more in depth training on Photoshop, students can enroll in my previous class: "Photoshop for Fashion: Transform Your Fashion Sketches in Minutes".

What You Will Need To Have

Below are a few tools that ill be helpful for this class:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (optional)
  • Completed Fashion illustrations/Collection to set up portfolio
  • Access to a scanner if your designs are not already digitized
  • Most importantly you will need an open mind!

What You Will Do?

  • Create a winning portfolio strategy based on your specific goals for the future
  • Create an online portfolio to share with classmates, friends, colleagues, future clients etc. based on your specific strategic goals.

Outline coming soon!

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FEBRUARY TEACH CHALLENGE:

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Hello everyone! I am a few minutes late (I hope this does not disqualify me from the teach challenge! ) The topic I wanted to cover is one I touched on in my first class: Fashion Design with Soul, and it is centered around enhancing hand drawn fashion illustrations within Adobe Photoshop. Within this course, I will give helpful tips to students on how to prepare their hand illustrations, and even provide fashion figure templates for them to print and use for own fashion design ideas. The project is to basically submit a hand drawn sketch, and share screenshots of your masterpiece's evolution, and ultimately the finished. portfolio-ready product! I will update the wording of course for this, I just wanted to be a part of the challenge!

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What if I told you that there is a hidden secret inside of you that is so powerful that it can propel you enough to create a beautiful, well-designed Fashion Collection, and improve your overall creative process? This secret has always existed within all of us, and during our first few years of life, we all had unlimited access to it. As we grew into our “expected roles” in society, we naturally forget all about this secret, and eventually leave it locked and abandoned. This innate secret has many names. Some may refer to it as the alter ego, the higher self, creative muse, or what I prefer to call your inner creative genius

Some of the most iconic designers within the fashion industry have attributed their success to their artistic “muses”. With every stroke of a brush, stitch within a seam, those designers masterfully brought to life a vision from their internal creative genius. In this class, you will create a 3-5-look fashion collection inspired by your own creative genius or muse; but in a slightly untraditional way than many are used to. In this class, we will be looking at the process of Fashion design through a Spiritual lens. Fashion designer SchauminChanel will take you on a guided journey to unlock your creative genius, renew your passion to design, and sketch a Fashion collection from the heart.

 

What you'll learn:

 

  • Identifying and analyze what is blocking your creative muse (Deconstruct).
  • Magnify and Analyze your talent (Shifting Perspectives)
  • Creative Rebirth (Create a story about your muse through a Moodboard).
  • Identify Your Muse Artifact (What is your Creative Totem)
  • Immersion experience (Bringing that muse to life)
  • Design and Sketch your 3-5 looks through the use of Croquis templates
  • Enhance the look of your designs in Photoshop with quick and easy steps.

 

*This class is perfect for beginner to intermediate level fashion designers, and professional fashion designers with the desire to reconnect with their creative muse.

ASSIGNMENT:

While this class is mostly about finding you inner creative muse or creative genius, your fashion collection must consist of at least a minimum of at least 3 looks. I do not want to stifle or scare your muse away with limitations, but a maximum of 5 looks will work. The first five sections will come with specific workbooks that you can print out and work on. Prior to sketching your fashion collection, you will create a mood board solely for and about your muse to get those creative juices flowing!

DELIVERABLES

I wish we could all create together in some beautiful rustic location, and you could share your creative journey each step of the class, but for now we will have to settle with uploading a photo or scan of your workbook homework, your creative muse moodboard, and your rough draft and final draft of your 3-5 look fashion collection.

 

UPDATE #1!

HERE IS MY OFFICIAL OUTLINE (CLICK HERE)

UPDATE #2!

Here is my test video link!

http://youtu.be/bOMQQD3Qhzk

UPDATE #3

MY CLASS IS NOW AVAILABLE! YAYYYY!!! (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OFFICIAL CLASS TRAILER)

BE SURE TO ENROLL IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE RIGHT CLASS FOR YOU!

http://skl.sh/1hcnNKp  <= CLASS LINK :)

https://youtu.be/mkUTV5aabvE

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