What is Surface Design?
Surface Design is a form of commercial illustration. It is about learning how to create designs and then put them into technical repeat.
Surface Essentials – Launching April 29 – A Surface Designer creates two-dimensional designs that are suitable for a wide range of applications. Applicable to fabric, fashion, bed and kitchen linen, homewares, stationery, retail packaging, graphic design executions and wallpaper to name a few. This requires versatility on the part of both the designer and the design you work to different technical specifications for each. In this course we teach you the foundations of design in creating original designs while working on both Illustrator and Photoshop to gain the technical skills required to create develop patterns into repeat. Your personal design style is nurtured through the course with 1:2:1 feedback on your as you progress.
Note – this course will require access to Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Adobe offer a 30-day free trial which will suffice for this course. You will need this from week 4 in the course.
Surface Professionals – Launching September – This is an intensive course where you are challenged with a brief a week to really hone your skills. A great way to develop a full portfolio of professional work. This course has been designed with our industry partners to deliver designers with well trained in the technical skills of pattern and repeat.
Note – this course will require access to Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. If you are serious about creating patterns we advise you will need to purchase a subscription for these programs.
What you learn
- Describe the various applications of Surface Design
- Use design elements and principles when designing patterns
- Explore colour use in patterns
- Learn Illustrator and Photoshop to generate designs and patterns
- Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
- Develop concepts and translate them into basic pattern solutions
- Create a final collection from a specific brief
“I loved every minute of my time at iscd. I loved the variety of topics and tasks. I especially loved the inspiring and supportive teachers who always shared their industry based knowledge.” Shelly Acland
With over 30 years of design industry experience and a forward-thinking focus and creative and supportive environment.
We cater for your needs and lifestyle with campuses located in Sydney and Melbourne.
Work with our industry partners on design briefs and graduate with real-world experience.
This course includes industry briefs and awards to provide you with strong foundations of working within the design industry.
"iscd taught me not only the fundamentals of design, colour, styling, sourcing and presenting but the equally important nuts and bolts of how to set myself up with a workable business."
ALIX HELPS,iscd Graduate