Amy Neebling

graphic designer & nonprofit specialist



Designer's Spark: Crafting a Design Journal At Any Skill Level

Outline - Right here!

Intro Video - Right here!

(NOTE: I totally underestimated how much time this would take! I plan to add some animations and sub in some better art, but the major part is done. Wanted to make sure I caught the deadline! I definitely have to invest in some better audio equipment in the future though.. this was the least bg noise and interference I could do with the microphone I had.)

What We’re Making

A design journal is a casual, individualized brand book for your personal use. It includes things you love, things you’ve done, things you plan on doing - anything that shapes your style and spark. The journal can be extensive or basic. It’s all about you, and what you enjoy creating.


Software Suggestion Links

Adobe Creative Cloud -

Affinity Mac -

Krita -


Affinity Windows -

Material Suggestions - Ink/Photo medium

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens Black Fineliner (at least 4 set)

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Colored Art Pens

Master’s Touch Sketchbook 8.5’ x 11” 80lbs

Paper Trimmer - 10 sheet capacity

Tabloid Magazines



Results from brainstorming activity


Individual pages you’ve made

Completed Journal


Remember! Project comments and likes are great ways to support other students. We’re a community of creatives at many different skill levels, so be sure to share the love and motivation! Check out the gallery, get inspired, hit some like buttons, and make a fellow student’s day with a nice comment. Pay it forward Skillshare style!

Excited to see your designer’s spark in action!


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