Online Course Pattern / Print design with Adobe Illustrator


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Designing a pattern is a specialization. This course not only teaches you how to make patterns with Adobe Illustrator, but also gives insight into the profession of surface pattern designer and how to market yourself as a freelance designer.

  • Personal Help & Support
  • Certificate of completion
  • Duration 6 months


  • You will be guided by means of instructional animations
  • Download PDFs to always have the teaching materials at hand.
  • Start at any time and work at your own pace.
  • Receive assignments so you can build your portfolio.
  • Ask all your questions to your subject teacher.
  • Your subject teacher guides you in building your portfolio.
  • You can also contact your subject teacher for expanding your network, including contacts with agents!

For whom?
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in fashion, graphic design, textile design or interior design and for anyone who is interested in a job in the creative industry or is looking for a specialization in their current creative profession.

What’s the Goal of the course?
Learn how to create commercial pattern designs for the fashion, interior and stationery industry. At the end of the course you will know the technical requirements, applications in Adobe Illustrator and how to profile yourself as a freelancer. You have also produced a number of salable designs.

What is the Content of the course?

  • Making a basic repeated pattern for different industries such as: interior, stationery and fashion.
  • Processing hand-drawn illustrations in an all over print / pattern.
  • Making a varied repeated pattern for different industries such as: interior, stationery and fashion.
  • Making repeated patterns for bedding / window decoration
  • Making geometric prints.
  • Learn about industrial textile printing techniques and what to take into account when developing a pattern
  • Learn what to take into account with regard to color use for a specific technique and the needs of the client. Discover all features in Illustrator
  • Separating colors for screen printing
  • Creating a print-ready file
  • Making a mock up
  • Combining Illustrator with Photoshop
  • Working for an agent vs. own acquisition
  • Learn how to create salable prints / repeating patterns .
  • During the course you will learn to fully master Adobe Illustrator. The teaching material starts with the basics.
  • Extra teaching material: working with Illustrator on the Ipad

During the course you will discover the profession of print designer / surface pattern designer .
You will learn how to apply the technical requirements for the industry. You learn to make patterns (allover prints) for: fashion, textiles, interior (bedding, wallpaper), stationery.

During the online training you have access to the instructional animations. On the platform you will also find teaching materials in which the functionality of Adobe Illustrator and all subjects concerning surface pattern design are covered . Download this teaching material for future use. This way you can easily repeat the topics covered during the online course, even after the online course has ended.

At the online platform you will also find assignments. You will receive feedback after submission. After the online training you will receive a certificate as proof of participation (provided the assignments have been completed).

What about Previous Education and Adobe?
Previous education and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is not necessary. It is necessary to have Adobe Illustrator installed on your computer. Download the free 7-day trial here.

What is the estimated Study Load?
The advice is to spend about 2 hour a week on the course (this includes making assignments and repeating finished topics).

So what about your teacher?
You will be personally assisted by your subject teacher Jolieke Ubachs. Meet Jolieke here. Or get to know Jolieke via the chat!
After subscribing Jolieke will contact you to check out your goals for this course, so the assistance can be tailored to your needs.
Although the course contains a fixed base of study material, the course will be tailored to your perspective completely via the personal guidance. Jolieke will contact you regularly to see if any help is needed. During the course you can ask unlimited questions!

This teaser gives you an impression of the tutorials that you will receive in addition to all downloadable PDFs, assignments and personal guidance after registering for the Online Course Pattern / Print Design with Adobe Illustrator.


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