Course curriculum

    1. Skillshare-Forecasting-Video2-Part1

    1. Skillshare-Forecasting-Video2-Part2

    1. Skillshare-Forecasating-Video2-Part3

    1. Skillshare-Forecasting-Video2-Part4

    1. Skillshare-Forecasting-Video2-Part5

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 10 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

About the Course

Class Description

What the class is about

This course is the second installment of my Trend Forecasting Series. It will build on the skills and information learned in my previous forecasting class (you can check out Forecasting 1 before this and forecast 3 as well). Students will take the lessons learned and how to apply them to build a trend forecasting presentation as well as learn about the different types of presentations that are used in the industry.

A few of the skills students will learn

Students will learn how to take your research, develop them into groups of key  trend ideas and then showcase those concepts through a solid presentation. Students will also learn about the different types of trend meetings, types of trend reports and types of presentations that are likely to happen in the industry. Finally, students will get an overview of the design and layout function of the report and will create a 6 page trend presentation for their class project using the information they learned throughout the class. 

An overview of the class project

For your class project, we will be  taking your trend research to the next level by creating a 6 page trend presentation. Students will find a theme and work it into a full presentation. The goal is to take your trend knowledge to the next level. You will begin with inspiration from a theme that you feel is emerging and you will complete research around that theme. You should ask yourself where you think the trend is originating, what is impacting it now and where do you see it going? 

The 6 page layout will include the following: 

  1. Mood board page 
  2. Research and reference page
  3. Materials and details page
  4. Print and pattern page 
  5. Styling Page
  6. Product Page


Who the class is geared toward or if any prior knowledge or experience is required

This class is geared towards beginners. You don’t need any prior experience in the fashion industry, but an interest in fashion and trends would be helpful! I would suggest you take my first Fashion Trends course, though as this is the perfect add on, as it builds on the information you learned in that class. The information outlined in the lessons are meant to be informative and offer a new perspective on the fashion and retail industries and give you an opportunity to create a project that allows you to apply the skills you have learned. 

Some very basic technical abilities will be needed to use the Canva template provided for the class project. Canva is a very intuitive online platform/software and is easy to use. To make things even simpler, I’ve created a template for the class project that only requires you to update text and drag and drop images. 

You can access the class project template here: Remember to make a copy of it first and work on that copy. 

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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