Course curriculum

    1. Skillshare-Course-5-Part-1a

    1. Skillshare-Course-5-Part-1b

    1. Skillshare-Course-5-Part-1c

    1. Skillshare-Course-5-Part-2

    1. Skillshare-Course-5-Part-3

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 12 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

About the Course

Class Description

Hi! I am Jen Lezan,  I run a creative studio based out of the Midwest that focuses on Graphic Design, Surface Pattern Design and Illustration. I run my own Etsy shop selling digital designs, stationery, paper products and fabrics. As you saw in my How to Build a Digital Planner course, some of my top selling products are my digital planners and stickers sets in my Etsy shop. Creating digital stickers not nearly as hard as you think. I wanted to share some tips, my knowledge and help you build a digital sticker set that you can customize to your needs. These sticker sets give digital planning a bit of creativity and a nod to the “real thing”.  Finally, digital stickers are a bit more eco friendly than your traditional paper planners as you can reuse them over and over again.


What the class is about

In this class, you will learn how to create a digital sticker set in Affinity Designer. I really enjoy using Affinity Designer for creating digital stickers because it allows you to simply and quickly create precise shapes, align and space items easily, add vector effects to the shapes and export your images as slices to PNG files without a background. This basically allows you to prepare them for your digital note taking app and apply them to pages without a white background. 

This course is a fantastic class to also get comfortable using Affinity Designer - as you are going through the basic process of creating in the program and you get a tangible project that you can use after you are done. 

A few of the skills students will learn

You will learn how create your own digital planner stickers in Affinity Designer. We will start with the basics of understanding the tool bars and functions in the Affinity Designer workspace, then we will start to build out our digital sticker set. 

You will learn how to design functional stickers and illustrated stickers. You will learn about the different types of stickers for planning. How to set up your file and prep your art boards. You  will learn how to take illustrated stickers from Procreate into Affinity Designer. You will get an understanding of the layers function in the program. We will also go over how to use the shape tools, the line tool and how to use the the move and align functions. You will get a better understanding of the layer FX tools and how to add things like shadows to make items feel more 3-D and realistic. We will go over how to load your digital stickers into goodnotes and some simple tasks in Goodnotes like how place and how to resize your stickers for use in your digital planners in Goodnotes. 

You can use the stickers you create in this class to offer as a free download if you are trying to build an email list, sell them on your website or a site like Etsy or Creative Market or just use them for yourself. To make things easier, I will be including the class project affinity designer template that you can edit and get acquainted with before you start your own as well as a sticker book you can use to load your stickers into goodnotes with. I will also include a file with all of the stickers I created in the class for personal use optimized for Goodnotes and in a zipped file as PNGs. If you like my work, you can also check it out on my website:

Who this Class is for

This class is geared towards beginners. You don’t need any prior experience using the Affinity Designer software as I will be going over the basics to help you get comfortable using the software. 

Some very basic technical abilities will be needed as I will be showing you step by step how to use the procreate app on the iPad  and how to build your pattern in the Affinity Photo program on a desktop to create a raster based repeat pattern. 

All you need to take this class is your iPad, The Goodnotes app or any other note taking app and of course your laptop or computer with Affinity Designer.  If you are into physical planning and want the real thing, stay tuned for my next skillshare class launching in March where I will take you through the process of cutting your sticker layouts with the cricut to create your own physical planner stickers. I hope you enjoy the course, let’s get creating!

Make sure you download the class resources for the templates as well as all the sticker files in the class resources section. If you are on mobile feel free to access them via my website (CLICK HERE)- use the password: DIGITALSTICKERS to access the zip file. Also, enjoy  a 15% off coupon for my Etsy shop and a download of digital stickers for signing up for my newsletter!

Music in Course Courtesy of
Music by Chinsaku - Blossom -
Music by MYSM - Beyond The Fire -

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Meet your Instructor

Jennifer Lezan

Designer | Illustrator | Educator

Hello! Welcome to The Creative Studio | Learn-Design-Create, my name is Jen. I am a Chicago-born Latinxer (I'm a proud Puerto Rican and Mexican American) millennial, an educator, and a freelance creative with experience in graphic design, digital media, illustration and surface pattern design. I am also a mother of two who is in on a mission to reach all the creative goals I've set for myself while trying my best to be a positive influence on the world. I have 10+ years of experience in the fashion and creative marketing industry in both the corporate world and teaching as a professor in Higher Education. Over the last 3+ years, I have taught and connected with over 13,000 students online. I am working on building course offerings that bring people a new perspective and opportunity to take your design and art skills to a new level. I am pushing for continued growth, running my indie studio, Bella+Sophia Creative, while also using my skills to help others interested in starting a career in the creative industries. My hope is to inspire others through creativity and help you find your creative voice. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired. I'm so excited to get to know all of you! I am SO glad YOU are here!

Social proof: testimonials

“Excellent class, very clear and detailed instruction. I learned everything I needed to be able to make and use digital stickers in my own or commercial projects, using Affinity Designer and Goodnotes. Many thanks Jenny”

Helen Ryle

“This class was so helpful! I already have tons of ideas on how to apply what I've learned. She shows you basic things but in a way that you can expand using your own creativity. This class is more of an intermediate level due to the pace. I found myself pausing and going back to relearn something which isn't bad since the class isn't super long but just something to note. Thank you for the class!”

Colleen Sanders

“This is a fantastic class for those who want to dip their toes into sticker making with Affinity Designer. Not only am I learning how to make stickers, but also it is helping me find my way around Affinity Designer which I absolutely love so far! Look forward to more classes from this teacher!d it.”

Claire Ama

“This was a great class! I've been using Affinity Designer for a few months now and this has given me even more tips and tricks on how to create digital stickers better! Thank you for sharing and teaching. Very easy to follow, lovely simple stickers and highly recommend!”

Love Merkuri