Surface Design Masterclass: Explore Digital

Dates: Our March Workshop is SOLD OUT  Due to popular demand we are planning another weekend workshop in June - Email to register your Interest

Availability:  Only Four Spaces Offered. 

Price: £525 ex vat 

I am delighted to be able to welcome you along to a intensive two-day course exploring the techniques of creating repeat patterns and prints for textile & surface design within today’s must have design software.

This design course is the first in a series of design masterclasses that I will offer in 2018 to give you the chance to learn some of the skills that I use to develop my fabric collections.

As an established Interior textile designer & director of my own company, digital design has played an integral part in helping me to work efficiently & realise my vision for textiles & wallpaper. Over two days I will offer you the tools that you need to develop your ideas within the Adobe Creative Suite and show you how best to communicate these to your suppliers & clients. 


Working directly from my studio In Brighton, we will explore:

  • The differences between Illustrator and Photoshop. Which program is best for you?
  • Image manipulation, with a focus on Photoshop.
  • All the different pattern repeats - from basic to seamless - and how to create them.
  • How to create pattern motifs from scanned images, sketches & photographs.
  • Working with colour; how to assign colours to artwork and ensure they print right.
  • Visualisation; how to place your patterns into products or a setting in order to help imagine the end result.
  • Ways in which you may speed up the process of realising your design.
  • How to present your ideas in a digital format.
  • How to prepare your artwork for print.

Reasons to join:

  • Enjoy a rare and wonderful opportunity to benefit from the time and expertise of an establised and practising designer, directly from her design studio.
  • Relish the chance to really immerse yourself into the subject whilst receiving all the benefits that face-to-face tuition can provide. Only four spaces on this course will be offered.
  • Learn to proceed with confidence. Take home with you worksheets that can then be applied to future work.
  • An opportunity to share the day with like-minded creatives within an inspiring environment, in the heart of Brighton.

Ideal for:

  • Creatives with a basic knowledge of designing within Adobe creative suite. ( Photoshop will be the principle software used )




Price: £525 ex vat -  Those outside the EU who would like to reserve a place, please email through your booking so we can invoice you without vat.

Dates: Our March Workshop is SOLD OUT  Due to popular demand we are planning another weekend workshop in June - Email to register your Interest

Availability:  Only Four Spaces Offered. 

The weekend workshop runs from 10am until 5pm, drinks and a lovely lunch will be included. You will receive notification of the days itinerary nearer the time.

Please bring:

  • Your laptop 
  • Adobe creative suite: If you do not have the software a free 30-day trial is available for download.
  • A folder of inspirational imagery, as well as your own drawings & photographs that you would like to turn into a pattern design. ( Pre-scanned useful but not essential )

Further Study:

Having practised your new skills, you may also like the opportunity to explore ideas further with my help. Further one-to-one tuition following the course will be available either directly or online for an additional fee.

I look forward to meeting you! 



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I am currently in the planning stages of a whole range of course's that I would like to offer this year. Your feedback is gratefully appreciated. Please email me if you have any suggestions!