Privilege in the fashion industry

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Do you have a creative practice ? | With examples by Justina Blakeney

Hey! You! Don’t want to read the entire post? Scroll down and read my summary of favorite reason to have a daily (almost) creative practice. Prefer video and audio? I’ll post the video below that I recorded talking about this topic on IG & FB live.January is almost over, and this wraps up the first… Continue reading Do you have a creative practice ? | With examples by Justina Blakeney

The power of completion | Happy New Year

Happy new year courageous creative, I hope you slid (that’s what we say in Germany) well into 2019, and are ready to tackle any intentions that surfaced as crucial to you.Last year, while I was creating refresher courses (for the FIDM Alumni department) and new content here like the Freemium Studio courses, I was questioning… Continue reading The power of completion | Happy New Year

Survival guide to Adobe Max And Is It Really a Creativity Conference? | FREE – PDF Overview with links to resources (Short)

Whether you’re heading to Adobe Max for the first time this year or are a veteran and want to reminisce and share your thoughts with me, this blog post is the place to be. I’ll share below all the highlights, tips, tricks, and ups and downs that I experienced at Adobe’s yearly creativity conference over… Continue reading Survival guide to Adobe Max And Is It Really a Creativity Conference? | FREE – PDF Overview with links to resources (Short)

The persistent peacock. Textile design inspiration or nuisance? | Free peacock vector download

Working as a freelancer can at times become very isolated and downright depressing. Even though I enjoy working on pattern design with Adobe Illustrator and it is almost my favorite work to do. I have to be very proactive to not fall into a downward spiral and have created systems to keep me in an… Continue reading The persistent peacock. Textile design inspiration or nuisance? | Free peacock vector download

Video and free download – Week 20 – Intermediate – How to create ruffles with varying width in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Create a variation of an existing ruffle brush. Learn to change the edges of the ruffle to become narrower and the center wider. You can view the video on my YouTube channel or after the jump here on the blog. This week’s free download comes with a cutout ruffle flat sketch in 3 colorways. One ruffle… Continue reading Video and free download – Week 20 – Intermediate – How to create ruffles with varying width in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Video and free download – Week 19 – Intermediate – How to create outlines of lines in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

There must be a quicker way of doing this! Outlining lines that we have previously drawn in Illustrator can become a time-consuming task. Let me show you how to create a spaghetti strap for your fashion flat sketch in a couple of seconds. You can view the video on my youtube channel or after the… Continue reading Video and free download – Week 19 – Intermediate – How to create outlines of lines in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Video and free download – Week 18 – Beginner to intermediate – How to create a gingham textile design in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Have you ever wanted to create your custom colored Gingham swatch in Illustrator? In this week 18, I am showing an easy and a more intricate way of creating the Gingham textile pattern in Illustrator. The easy method is going to be a swatch with flat colors. In the intermediate method, I will use a… Continue reading Video and free download – Week 18 – Beginner to intermediate – How to create a gingham textile design in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Video and free download – Week 17 – Beginner – How to create Fisheye effect on text in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

#17 is adding a little pop to your text across your garments. You can see the difference at the beginning of the video between regular text and then with the added Fisheye effect in Illustrator. You can view the video on my youtube channel or after the jump here on the blog. There you will also… Continue reading Video and free download – Week 17 – Beginner – How to create Fisheye effect on text in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Video and free download – Week 16 – Beginner – How to create a faded denim or wash on denim in Illustrator for scalloped edges along flat sketch edges – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Have you tried distressing your flat looking technical denim flat sketches inside of Illustrator? It’s quite easy by adding a little bit of a wash to it. Here are the step by step instructions or watch the video below: To see the results, make sure you have a denim swatch or flat sketch with denim… Continue reading Video and free download – Week 16 – Beginner – How to create a faded denim or wash on denim in Illustrator for scalloped edges along flat sketch edges – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series