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Illustrated Pattern Design

A course by Ana Sanfelippo
Illustrator and Graphic Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2018
, Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Learn to tell stories using your own hand-drawn patterns and print them on different surfaces

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (894)
  • 16842 students

Learn to tell stories using your own hand-drawn patterns and print them on different surfaces

Illustrated patterns go beyond just shapes and colors—they can weave entire stories and tales. In her compositions, illustrator and designer Ana Sanfelippo gives life to curious characters and vibrant colors that coexist in dynamic spaces full of nature. Her illustrated patterns emblazon a diverse range of products for clients such as BigBox, La Maraña, Amazónica, and Papelirea.

In this course, she teaches you how to showcase a collection of both simple and complex patterns on different types of media.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 28 downloads

Brief and thematic
9 minutes, 16 seconds
3 minutes, 3 seconds
De la idea al boceto 2
16 minutes, 25 seconds
Coloring with gouaches 1
15 minutes, 31 seconds
Coloring with gouaches 2
12 minutes, 3 seconds
From analog to digital
20 minutes, 1 second
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (894)
  • 16842 students
  • 24 lessons (4h 38m)
  • 28 additional resources (5 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?

Create a collection of patterns inspired by a classic tale and apply them to different kinds of digital print media.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, graphic designers, and anyone who wants to infinitely multiply their designs and images.

Requirements and materials

Having basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is recommended. In terms of materials, you need a computer with Adobe Photoshop installed, a scanner, and drawing and painting materials including a pencil, an eraser, gouaches, brushes, and different types of paper.


16842 Students
894 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Ana Sanfelippo

A course by Ana Sanfelippo

Teacher Plus
Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Ana Sanfelippo is an Argentine illustrator and graphic designer with a degree from the University of Buenos Aires. She went from being a student to a teacher there, where she spent 14 years teaching illustration and typography.

Ana specializes in children's illustration, her main products being books and pattern designs. She collaborates with brands for whom the illustration is applied to the product as the main protagonist, such as Birchbox, La Maraña, Amazónica, and Papelirea.

She started more than ten years ago in the professional field of editorial illustration, where she first started working with patterns to create book covers. Since then, pattern design has become the place of perfect harmony between her two passions: illustration and design.


  • U1


    • Who I am?
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Concept and projection of the pattern collection

    • Brief and thematic
    • Documentation and references
    • materials
  • U3

    Resource creation for patterns

    • From idea to sketch
    • De la idea al boceto 2
    • Coloring with gouaches 1
    • Coloring with gouaches 2
    • From analog to digital
  • U4

    Pattern Arming

    • Basic ways of repetition 1
    • Basic forms of repetition 2
    • Basic forms of repetition 3
    • Repeat using Textile Designer 1
    • Repeat using Textile Designer 2
    • Coordinates 1
    • Coordinates 2
    • System 1
    • System 2
    • Trucos
  • U5

    Applications and uses

    • Collection Definition
    • Mockups and files for printing
    • Mockups y archivos para imprenta 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Design and illustration of patterns

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Illustrated Pattern Design. Illustration course by Ana Sanfelippo Best seller

Illustrated Pattern Design

A course by Ana Sanfelippo
Illustrator and Graphic Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2018
  • 99% positive reviews (894)
  • 16842 students