Do you spend more hours designing than you get paid for?
Do you paint new motifs for each design and find it's barely worth your time?
You're not alone. Many designers start out thinking their elements are strictly single use.
One set of motifs = One textile design
And when you tally up the time you spend researching and painting a family of motifs, import them, clean them, and create a finished design with them, your hourly rate is below minimum wage.
But what if you could use the same set of hand-painted elements across multiple designs?
One set of motifs = Many textile designs
Your productivity and your hourly rate would go up, wouldn't it?
This is the secret to your success as a professional textile designer.
Yes. You are right in thinking that duplicate motifs must not be sold in separate designs to different clients.
In the textile industry, not only is this frowned upon, it will lose you customers.
BUT, there are ways to 're-use' your motifs in a way that is accepted.
And you will learn these in this course.
In 3 Leaves, 10 Ways: Ultimate Time-Saving Secrets for Textile Designers we teach you how to break the rules, without really breaking them at all. Our 10 tutorials will open your eyes to true flexibility of your three original motifs.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We show you how to paint these specific tropical leaf motifs in the mini-course, Studio Sessions: Tropical Leaves in Gouache. If you haven't completed this course, we recommend you either do so first, or find three similar original elements you can work with instead.
YES! You will learn to create each of these designs from just one set of three motifs. Six in-house Longina Phillips Designs designers pull back the curtain on their working processes.
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
10 Videos (Total Run Time: 4 Hrs approx) (Valued at $499)
Our 10 designs are demonstrated step-by-step over 10 chapters. With each design you'll gain more awareness of the potential of your three original motifs. You'll see that, the more transformative tricks you know, the more designs your original elements can be woven into. Get a good understanding of the breadth of styles and markets you can tap into.
Printable Textbook (86 Pages) (Valued at $249)
Revisit specific techniques any time you need to with our easy PDF download. Broken down into chapters and with extra tips and tables, it will be your working bible for years to come.
Professional example colour palette (Valued at $12)
Download the colour palette to work with our set theme.
Continuous Access to Professional Designers (Priceless)
Get further help and support inside our private Facebook group, indefinitely! Our designers are on call to answer your design and industry related questions. The platform provides a form of long-term mentorship.
TOTAL VALUE: OVER $760 AUD
OUR PRICE: $395 AUD
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
A RARE FIND
'There has been so little online which trains textile designers for industry, particularly freelancers.'
'This course is fantastic, it blew my mind! '
SPEEDS MY WORK
'I've watched all the videos, totally love them and the tips for reusing motifs - these are going to speed up my work a lot!
YOUR Q'S GET A'S
'I love Longina Phillips, it's a great design studio, great classes, you can ask for help anytime.'
MEET YOUR HOST
Katrina is a senior textile designer here at LPD. She has worked at the studio for more than 11 years. She studied a BFA at COFA majoring in drawing and painting before turning her hand to textile design.
WHO ARE WE?
The Print School is a platform dedicated to helping creatives and emerging print designers augment their skills in an increasingly competitive job market.
Longina Phillips Designs textile designers (some of Australia's most experienced and revered) develop your drawing, painting and design skills to an advanced professional level, giving you the edge you need to succeed.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
These courses have been designed with industry creatives and recent graduates in mind, offering a unique insight into the textile design industry and practical instruction on how to improve your skills.
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?
Students who have basic Photoshop skills, at the minimum, will benefit most from this course. If you don't have previous experience, no worries! Consider enrolling to either Photoshop for Textile Design (Illustration) or Photoshop for Textile Design (Illustration + Watercolour) first. The classes take you through techniques that you can practice, develop and ultimately incorporate into your design practice.
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED?
- A computer with Photoshop installed and a scanner (or you could outsource your scanning if you dont have one at home)
- Access to the internet to view your classes, as they are available through a members only hub.
- A family of three motifs, scanned, cleaned and separated in Photoshop. Tutorials are based on the gouache tropical leaf motifs painted in Studio Sessions: Tropical Leaves in Gouache, but you can also use your own.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSES FOR?
The course will be shared on a platform that you will have unlimited access to once purchased.
WHAT IF I WANT TO SELL THE DESIGN I CREATE IN THE COURSE?
Please be aware that any work you create from this course may resemble other students work. Please read our copyright notice for further details.
HOW DO I ACCESS MY CLASS?
The courses will be held in a members only hub. You will have access to them from anywhere and anytime by using a unique login and password.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
You will be given access to a private Facebook group where you can post all of your work-related questions. Once a week a designer will reply and provide feedback.
For any problems relating to your account or video access, email us at email@example.com.