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Vector Pattern Creation and Commercialization

A course by Laura Varsky
Designer and Illustrator. Villa Sarmiento, Argentina.
Joined June 2017
, Designer and Illustrator

Learn to create repeating patterns and graphic systems to apply to all types of surfaces

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (867)
  • 11690 students

Learn to create repeating patterns and graphic systems to apply to all types of surfaces



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (867)
  • 11690 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 22m)
  • 28 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

In this online course, award-winning designer and illustrator Laura Varsky, who specializes in patterns and cultural projects, teaches you how to make your own repeating pattern—or rapport—using manual and digital techniques.

Under her expert guidance, create a collection of vector patterns that you can apply to different products and surfaces. Learn how to craft a design based on a concept and bring it to life with the perfect color palette. Laura also explains the best way to sell your work using mock-ups and gives you some tips to help you better understand the market.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Hello!
  • U2
    U2. From concept to paper
  • U3
    U3. Creation of the pattern
  • U4
    U4. How to market my patterns
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get to know Laura Varsky as she tells you about herself and how she got started in the world of design and illustration. Discover who her influences are and how she developed her own style.

Continue by learning what a rapport is—the most basic repeated element of a pattern—and how to create your own. Come up with a concept for your design and draw it on paper before digitizing it in Illustrator to make your pattern.

Once it's finished, discover the secrets to presenting your work like a professional. See how to create your own mockups and physical catalogs to display your designs for potential clients.

To round out the course, Laura teaches you essential concepts for selling your patterns, from copyrights to contracts and how to successfully navigate the market.

What is this course's project?

Create a system of digital patterns and a set of professional mock-ups to present to potential clients.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, graphic, textile, and fashion designers, and anyone interested in repeating patterns and designs.

Requirements and materials

A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is recommended for this course.

In terms of materials, you need paper, a pencil, a ruler, a marker, tape, a cutting surface, a utility knife, and a computer.


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Laura Varsky

A course by Laura Varsky

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Designer and Illustrator

Laura Varsky studied graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires, but her interest in creating graphic languages and finding her own have led her into the world of illustration, where she has excelled professionally.

She has collaborated on a wide range of artistic and commercial projects, specializing in album cover and book designs. In 2006, she won the Latin Grammy Award for art director, which she was also nominated for in 2014 and 2015. She has also worked in the merchandising field for both local and international brands.

Laura has more than ten years of experience teaching typography at the University of Buenos Aires and has co-created two font families based on her lettering work: Lady René and Lady Dodó (published by Sudtipos).

She is the author and co-author of several picturebooks and her art has been included in the permanent design collection at the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art. She currently hosts conferences and workshops in multiple countries.


Content

  • U1

    Hello!

    • Illustrating designer
    • About the style
  • U2

    From concept to paper

    • How to build an image from a concept
    • Think in series
    • Let's do it
  • U3

    Creation of the pattern

    • Rapport concept
    • Manual creation of the pattern
    • From manual drawing to digitalization
    • Colorization and vectorization
    • Handling chromatic palette in Illustrator
    • Simple pattern design in Illustrator
    • Complex pattern design in Illustrator (part 1)
    • Complex pattern design in Illustrator (part 2)
  • U4

    How to market my patterns

    • Armed mockup (part 1)
    • Armed mockup (part 2)
    • Using the mockup
    • Armed with catalog
    • What I sell when I market a pattern
    • Contract
    • Applied illustration market
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design and marketing of vector patterns

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Vector Pattern Creation and Commercialization. Illustration, Marketing, and Business course by Laura Varsky Best seller

Vector Pattern Creation and Commercialization

A course by Laura Varsky
Designer and Illustrator. Villa Sarmiento, Argentina.
Joined June 2017
  • 100% positive reviews (867)
  • 11690 students