About this class

Class Description

Class Description

Hi! I am Jen Lezan,  I’m an illustrator, graphic designer and Educator based out of the Midwest and I run Bella + Sophia Creative studio. In addition to the work I do as a freelacer and teacher, I run an Esty shop and I am always looking for interesting ways to showcase my products and the work I do as an illustrator - specifically with my surface pattern design work.  As I thought about new and innovative ways to promote my work on social media, I instantly thought about instastories and the fun backgrounds I was seeing due to the fun AR  features. AR if you don’t know, stands for Augemented Reality. I thought this was the perfect way to have some fun with my creations in a promotional way and share them with others. In this class, we will learn how to do this together. We will be learning how to use Spark AR studio to take our surface pattern designs to the next level by creating a background filter that can be submitted to Facebook or Instagram for use in stories. 


What the class is about

In this class, you will learn how to create a set of surface pattern designs using Affinity Designer for iPad and use the Spark AR studio to translate them into background filters that we can use in instastories or your stories on FB. We will start with the basics of creating repeats in affinity designer and then creating a file that can be used and uploaded to Spark AR Studio. Then we will create a background for use in instastories as a promotional tool to showcase your surface pattern work or illustration work. 

A few of the skills students will learn

You will learn how create a simple repeat pattern in Affinity Designer for iPad. We will start with the basics of understanding the tool bars and functions in the Affinity  workspace, then we will start to build out our simple pattern. You will learn how to use the transform tools and brushes to create simple patterns that you can apply to your backgrounds. Then, we will export our files and get them into Spark AR studio where we will go through the process of creating an AR background and then export the file for use. Finally, we will go over how to load your file for review into the Spark AR Hub so you can get them live.

All you need to take this class is your iPad, the Affinity Designer app on it and of course your laptop or computer with Spark AR Studio downloaded onto it. Make sure you have a Facebook account and instagram account set up as well for testing. I hope you enjoy the course, let’s get creating!

Course Music: Wishful Thinking - By: Dan Lebowit

Course curriculum

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    1. Skillshare-Course-7-Part3

    1. Skillshare-Course-7-Part4

    1. Skillsahre-Course-7-Part5

    1. Skillshare-Course-7-Part6

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 12 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!