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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4
Teacher: Mikelle Drew

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this fashion design class:

In today's fashion industry, it is as important for a Technical Designer to know Adobe Illustrator as it is for an Apparel Designer. However, there are some differences in how a TD will use the program. This class will teach you the basics as well as tasks specific to a technical designer's job!

Learn the basics of Illustrator, how to draw technical flat sketches, how to update design details on an existing sketch, create construction detail sketches, show fit updates and corrections on a sketch or photo and more!
Class will cover all of the following topics:
  • illustrator basics (tools, palettes, workspace)
  • using basic shapes
  • using the pen tool to draw detailed and precise flat sketches
  • updating sketches and creating basic trim libraries
  • adding construction details including POMs and callouts
  • showing fit updates and corrections
Students receive the following:
  • a beginner's manual with tutorials and notes from the class
  • access to a student library with trim, croquis & brush libraries

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Refund Policy

Limited seating in all classes. Fees are non-refundable. If a class is missed, students can arrange to participate in the next session. Students must arrange to reschedule within 2 months. "No shows" may not reschedule a session. Any cancellations within 48 hours of class start date are considered a "no show".

Please note: Classes are normally NOT cancelled if only 1 student is registered. In this case, please note the following: 1) venue may change from originally listed location, and 2) training time will be reduced by 1 hour, or for multi-day/evening classes, training time may be reduced by 1 evening. Student will be informed 1-2 days prior to class start date if he/she is the only registrant.


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Question from Bryce B.
Is the course, Illustrator for Apparel Technical Designers, applicable for designing non-apparel items such as tote bags and luggage?
Answer from Mikelle D. Verified Educator
You can apply the techniques, but the class will be specific to apparel.

Reviews of Classes at 383 Design Studio (27)

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Illustrator for Apparel Technical Designers
Reviewed by Sharon R. on 6/10/2019
Mikelle is a great instructor. Her teaching style is fun and informative and she had great industry examples. She answered all of my questions. I will definitely take a future course with her if she is the instructor!

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383 Design Studio

383 Design Studio, a company with over 20 years of fashion industry experience, a passion for digital design, and a love for sharing both with others.

383 Design Studio was started in 2005 in an apartment in Brooklyn, NY. The studio began as a consulting firm for men's and women's active, street...

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