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Illustration for Patterns with Soul

A course by Catalina Estrada Uribe
Illustrator and print designer. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined June 2014
, Illustrator and print designer

Develop your own graphic language through patterns for meaningful projects

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (602)
  • 12155 students
Illustration for Patterns with Soul

Develop your own graphic language through patterns for meaningful projects

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (602)
  • 12155 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (1h 42m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Her evocative prints, her fascination for nature with its organic forms, and her devotion to vibrant colors have led to the confirmation of illustrator and print designer Catalina Estrada as one of the great icons and references in the world of illustration. Her exquisite work has been the image of great brands such as Starbucks, Nike, Camper, and Coca-Cola, and organizations such as Amnesty International, UNICEF, and Arrels. In addition, her work is very present in the publishing world in publications and books such as those of Paulo Coelho.

In this course, Catalina shares with you how she gets involved in socially-focused projects to effectively transmit the beauty and optimism that these provide. She will show you how this kind of project can be a fundamental engine for the development and creation of your own graphic language and, even, a great opportunity to explore new languages that you can use to start illustrating prints with soul.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. We start to draw ...
  • U3
    U3. Turn simple drawings into wonderful prints
  • U4
    U4. We start designing
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start the course by getting to know Catalina Estrada a little better. She tells you how she became an illustrator, how she created her own graphic language through voluntary social projects, and what are her major influences.

How to start illustrating? See how Catalina starts her creative process as she guides you to do so as well, starting from a text, song, or something that makes you vibrate and drives you to create. From there, extract concepts and emotions to materialize in images: drawing and digitizing them, or illustrating them directly on a digital medium. These are the images you will use for your printed composition.

See how to vectorize your drawings and export them to Adobe Illustrator. Then, learn some tricks and tools within the software to get more detailed compositions, including how to turn some elements into digital brushes.

Create your color palettes from photos that inspire you, making the color mood of your print and applying it to your illustrations. Catalina shows you how, starting from small compositions in Illustrator, you can easily create full-color prints.

Apply your prints to two pieces: first in a handkerchief design, then adapt it to a single ink to apply to a package design. Finally, apply your design to mockup to be able to visualize it without physically producing it, and even share it on social media.

What is this course's project?

Create two prints for a socially-focused project or a specific theme that stimulates your emotions. Then, apply them to two pieces: a handkerchief and its packaging (cardboard envelope).

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

For anyone who wants to find, generate, enrich, or strengthen their own graphic language, whether they are creatives, illustrators, graphic designers, textile designers, and more. In general, anyone who wants to learn how to create prints in a very simple and practical way.

What you need

Basic Adobe Illustrator skills are recommended. Regarding materials, you will need a black pen or marker, a notebook, a computer with the software installed, a scanner, and a mobile phone with a camera. If you prefer, you can also use an iPad to draw.


12155 Students
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Catalina Estrada Uribe

Illustrator and print designer

Catalina Estrada is a renowned Colombian illustrator based in Barcelona, who specializes in print design. Her particular visual language of evocative prints inspired by nature, with organic shapes and bright colors, has led Catalina to make a space for herself among the great icons and references in the world of illustration.

She has worked as an illustrator for advertising, for major brands such as Camper, Nike, Font Vella, and Coca-Cola, among others; also, for institutional campaigns of organizations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, Arrels, as well as many other clients with very different purposes.

In addition, Catalina collaborates as a volunteer in projects of a social nature, doing her bit to improve her environment and people's lives. These projects allow her to find new graphic paths and expand her way of working.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    We start to draw ...

    • Looking for inspiration and finding keywords that represent emotions
    • Create your image bank
  • U3

    Turn simple drawings into wonderful prints

    • Transfer the illustrations from the iPad and the notebook to the computer and then start creating the brushes
    • Creating color palettes and recoloring
    • To create prints
    • Color versions
  • U4

    We start designing

    • Scarf Design
    • Packaging design
    • Stamping Mock-ups
    • The importance of social projects
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Illustration for Patterns with Soul

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Illustration for Patterns with Soul. A Illustration, and Design course by Catalina Estrada Uribe Best Seller

Illustration for Patterns with Soul

A course by Catalina Estrada Uribe
Illustrator and print designer. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined June 2014
  • 99% Positive reviews (602)
  • 12155 students