Gastronomic Creativity and Pattern Composition

A course by Vega Hernando , Designer and art director

Designer and art director. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2017

Learn to use food as a communicative and conceptual element

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (154)
  • 2541 students

Learn to use food as a communicative and conceptual element

A course by Vega Hernando

A small scroll on Instagram is enough to realize the relevance that gastronomic photography has obtained as a result of the boom of social networks. Therefore, it seems increasingly difficult to stand out in a sea of photos labeled with #foodporn .

Vega Hernando - creator of the Instagram account Eating Patterns - has not only managed to stand out, but has turned her passion for gastronomy and photography into a creative studio with which she has generated content and designed caterings, private dinners and all kinds of experiences for brands such as Estrella Damm or Adidas.

In this course you will learn to transmit creative concepts through gastronomic photography, making the most of your ingredients using visual compositions.

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What will you learn in this online course?

11 lessons & 16 downloads

Research and moodboard
2 minutes, 56 seconds
13 minutes, 19 seconds
Ingredients and materials
3 minutes, 7 seconds
Create the composition + tips
10 minutes, 33 seconds
Lighting + Shooting
5 minutes, 21 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (154)
  • 2541 students
  • 11 lessons (1h 23m)
  • 16 additional resources (9 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

What is this course's project?

You will create a composition or pattern with all the ingredients characteristic of a traditional dish of the country of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

To people with an interest in graphic design and gastronomy.

Requirements and materials

You will need a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed, a camera (can be your mobile) and basic notions of both software and photography.


2541 Students
154 Reviews
97% Positive ratings

Vega Hernando

A course by Vega Hernando

Teacher Plus
Designer and art director

Vega Hernando is a designer and founding art director of Eating Patterns, a personal project born as a way to unify her passion for gastronomy and design. With more than 15 thousand followers on Instagram, Eating Patterns has driven Vega to found his own studio of content creation and artistic direction that has led him to collaborate with brands such as Estrella Damm, Adidas and Hoteles Barceló.

Using food as a graphic resource has allowed Vega to create designs that go beyond the visual and that transport us to much more deeply rooted emotions related to memories and experiences.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Creative process

    • Decide the message / Brainstorming Process
    • Research and moodboard
    • Sketches
  • U3

    Create the composition

    • Ingredients and materials
    • Create the composition + tips
    • Lighting + Shooting
  • U4


    • Photo retouch 1
    • Photo retouch 2
    • Explore your creativity
  • FP

    Final project

    • Art Direction for gastronomic photography

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

    If you're a Plus member, 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.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

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


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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Gastronomic Creativity and Pattern Composition. Design, Photography, and Video course by Vega Hernando

Gastronomic Creativity and Pattern Composition

A course by Vega Hernando
Designer and art director. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2017
  • 97% positive reviews (154)
  • 2541 students