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Graphic Design for Fashion Short Course

Graphic Design for Fashion Short Course

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Carmen Ercilla


Graphic design is a visual communication tool, an aesthetic way to deliver a message. Fashion is also part of the visual industry and demands edge creativity not only to transform itself every season but also to communicate the brand values and sell products in a competitive industry.

During the course you will learn techniques that can be used to improve the visual presentation / promotion of fashion ideas and outcomes in a personal portfolio, social media or website. Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is required.

Topics Covered

  • Understanding the visual identity of a fashion brand
  • Visual research / Colour palettes
  • Graphic trends / Vectorial drawing
  • Typography / Logo design
  • Mock ups for fashion products / Motion Graphics in Photoshop
  • Slogans / Working with images

Who should take this course?

This course is perfect for Fashion Designers, Higher Education students or professionals who want to learn how to visually promote their own creations. Is also ideal for fashion-focused social media content creators or anyone who wants to learn new skills.

Course Outcomes

Being able to use graphic design methods to communicate a fashion concept, product, collection, campaign, promotion etc. in an aesthetically, efficiently and clear way for the right target audience.

Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is required.

Level: Intermediate

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Carmen Ercilla is a creative designer with international experience in London, Paris and Shanghai.

After finishing a degree in Graphic Design applied to Fashion in Spain, she studied Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins. She finished both degrees with a First Class Honours also being Finalist at CSM of the Samsung Design Award and winner of the Sally Woodward Award (2017).

Carmen trained at brands such as Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh and Craig Green where she worked on garments for celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Sarah Jessica Parker etc. She has also worked as head designer for a contemporary fashion brand called Cubic Original where she was in charge of the fashion and graphic design departments.


Students should bring to the first class:

  • Sketchbook, pencil & rubber
  • pen, paint of your choice (example: watercolour, colour pencils, acrylic paint, markers etc.)

Available dates

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