Creative Fashion Design with Illustrator

In today's world of fashion, companies are looking for creative people who can communicate their designs quickly and neatly. The challenge faced by designers using computers is to create, produce, share and deliver ideas on a tight schedule whilst retaining their creativity...

Taught by: Riz Smith.

Description

In today's world of fashion, companies are looking for creative people who can communicate their designs quickly and neatly. The challenge faced by designers using computers is to create, produce, share and deliver ideas on a tight schedule whilst retaining their creativity.

Topics covered

You will learn how to make flat drawings of garments in a fast and precise way, build a library of trims and design details and visualise and render your design ideas.

Students will produce, in printed and digital format, all the common items used by design studios to communicate ideas, such as mood and design concept boards, collection maps, sketches and technical design sheets.

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at people with a fashion design background or working in the fashion industry.

Level: The course focuses on the vector based design package Adobe Illustrator. Little or no computer experience is required. The course will evolve from beginner to advanced level over its duration.

There are a maximum of nine students enrolled on each session to ensure that you get plenty of one-to-one tuition from your tutor and the class can work at a speed to suit the whole group.

Tutor information

Riz Smith is a British menswear designer, based in London. Commercially Riz has seen a successful career spanning from bags and accessories through to beachwear and casual wear. He is experienced in evolving ideas from concept and managing the design process through to final production.   Most importantly, he is creating trend boards, commercial colour palettes, working to critical paths, creating technical drawings for factories and working with sales and marketing departments.

You can see his website here:
www.rizboardshorts.com/


Materials

Students will receive a copy of Creative Fashion Design with Illustrator book written by Kevin Tallon. This book will serve as a structure and reference point for the course.

  • Students are encouraged to bring their portfolios or work to assess their level. Fabrics, trims and pictures should be brought to create mood boards.
  • A USB stick is very useful for students to back up their files.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
11/01/2017 - 15/03/2017Wednesdays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£725Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket
19/04/2017 - 28/06/2017Wednesdays - NO CLASS ON 10 MAY18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£725Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket