Product Design: From the Idea to the Artisan's Workshop

A course by Mestiz
Design Studio. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Joined March 2021
, Design Studio

Bring your ideas to life by learning how to conceptualize and convey your creative vision to artisans using traditional techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (2)
  • 69 students

Bring your ideas to life by learning how to conceptualize and convey your creative vision to artisans using traditional techniques



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (2)
  • 69 students
  • 11 lessons (54m)
  • 17 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Ever imagined what would happen if you combined handcrafts with innovation? In this online course, discover how architect and textile designer Daniel Valero seeks to innovate traditional methods through his project Mestiz.

Immerse yourself in the world of product design and learn what you need to consider in order to make your ideas a reality using artisanal techniques. By the end, you'll know how to convey your roots and artistic vision through stunningly unique, handcrafted pieces.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation and Methodology
  • U3
    U3. Creation of a Concept: A New Unique Piece
  • U4
    U4. Materialization of the Design
  • FP
    FP Final project
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As an introduction to the course, Daniel Valero tells you a little bit about himself and his work at Mestiz. He also talks about the influences and references that have allowed him to find his personal method and style.

Next, discover the steps involved in designing a piece with the power to tell its own story. Learn how to find the right workshop for your project and how to build a good relationship with the artisan.

Daniel then guides you through the inspiration phase, exploring the streets, markets, and, above all, the local context. Once you've collected all your material, transform it into a collage that illustrates your final concept.

Wrap up the course by learning how to transfer your project from paper to the physical world at the artisan's workshop. Your teacher shows you how to express your ideas step by step to create an artisanal piece based on your design.

What is this course's project?

Compose a conceptual collage to use in the creation of an artisanal piece inspired by your hometown.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in combining creation and handcraft with innovation and design.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is needed to take this course, just some basic materials for drawing and collage.


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Mestiz

A course by Mestiz

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Daniel Valero is the Mexican architect and textile designer behind Mestiz. Founded in 2015, its underlying aim is to create textiles and other items with a strong regional identity, combining traditional techniques with new design methodologies.

Throughout his career, he has been recognized with a Dimueble national furniture design award and received a National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA)/ENSAD applied arts grant, as well as a place on the British Council's Housewarming artist residency. He has also taken part in exhibitions including Miami Design and Collectible in Brussels and had his work published in magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, Vogue Paris, and on the 2021 cover of AD México y Latinoamérica.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation and Methodology

    • Introduction to Craft Design
    • Methodology
    • Workshop Choice
    • Approach with the Craftsman
  • U3

    Creation of a Concept: A New Unique Piece

    • Collecting Inspiration
    • The Collage as a Creative Tool
    • Defining Your Collage and Final Concept
  • U4

    Materialization of the Design

    • Hands-on Work in the Workshop with the Craftsman
    • Conclusions
  • FP

    Final project

    • Product Design: From the Idea to the Artisan's Workshop

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

    If you're a Plus or PRO member, or a student of a Mentored course, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Product Design: From the Idea to the Artisan's Workshop. Craft, and Design course by Mestiz

Product Design: From the Idea to the Artisan's Workshop

A course by Mestiz
Design Studio. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Joined March 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (2)
  • 69 students