About this class

Class Description

Hello everyone welcome to my latest class. I’m Jen Lezan and I’ll be  the one guiding you through this creative course. I’m a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and educator based out of the midwest and I run Bella + Sophia Creative studio. If you want to learn more about me, check out my youtube channel: The Freelance Life to get a behind the scenes view of the work I do as a freelancer and the work that goes into making classes like this one. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge here on Skillshare and over on Youtube as I think it’s an accessible way to learn new skills.  

This month, I wanted to add to my growing library of surface pattern design related courses. I wanted share my process for creating quatrefoil and ogee style surface pattern repeats using Affinity designer. 

I really enjoy creating pattern repeats on my iPad as I find it is a very convenient work flow that allows me to work on the go with minimal tools. 

What the class is about

In this class, I will walk you through my process on how to make a quatrefoil and ogee style seamless repeating patterns using affinity designer. Before we jump into the design process though, I will share some of the historical relevance of these patterns for inspiration and highlight their evolution and use over the years. 

A few of the skills students will learn

So, what are some the skills you will learn in this class? You will learn how to build a quatrefoil pattern and ogee pattern in Affinity designer. I will show you how to utilize the shape tools, pen tools and pencil tools to create simple and complex shapes in the vector program. Then, I will show you how I build my repeats with a live preview. 

This is more of an intermediate course as my goal is to highlight how to build these complex shapes in the app and not the entire design process from concept to final repeat pattern. If you are looking to learn the basics of Affinity Designer and how to design a repeat pattern from concept, to sketch to inking and final color repeat, I suggest taking my Surface Pattern Design Intensive course for beginners: Learn How to Create Surface Pattern Designs on the iPad with Affinity Photo + Affinity Designer.

This course is designed to give you all the technical skills you need to start designing quatrefoil and ogee patterns using the Affinity designer vector app on the ipad, but it doesn’t go into as much detail as the surface pattern design intensive course. It will get you comfortable with the tools and studios in the app as well as familiarize you with some of the layer effects, geometry functions and shape options. 

Who this class is for

This class is geared towards anyone interested in learning how to create quatrefoil and ogee style surface pattern designs using Affinity Designer. Whether you are a seasoned pro in surface pattern design or someone just learning how to use the software, I try to ensure you will feel comfortable in the app and the course. I know that surface pattern design can sometimes seem daunting when it comes to the tech side of things, but for this class -I wanted to show how you can streamline and complete your whole process in one app and highlight some new styles of decorative elementals to add to your surface pattern motif inspiration.

Make sure to check out the class resources for a resource guide on surface pattern design, You can check out the Pinterest board with ogee and quatrefoil inspiration here: https://pin.it/7MYosZb

If you want to check out some of my surface pattern and other design and illustration work - make sure you check out my shop on Etsy: Bella + Sophia Creative. You can also check out my website at: www.bellasophiacreative.com or find me over on Spoonflower!

Music: Mama by Emmit Fenn 

Course curriculum

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About this course

  • $20.00
  • 14 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

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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!