Thursday, 19 December 2013

ABSPD & Beyond

Recently, I have completed the The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course (ABSPD). It's been really exciting answering all the creative exercises, establishing my personal design style to developing my own personal business packaging and branding.

Ever since I was very young, I have always known that I wanted to be a designer and own my own design studio. It's in my blood to draw and design! So when I came across the ABSPD e-course, I knew this would be an incredible course! On looking back at where I was at the start of Module 1 to having just completed Module 3, this course has proved to be so much more valuable than I ever expected and has really helped strengthen my confidence in my personal style!

The last week of Module 3 was particularly interesting and incredibly valuable getting to learn about the workings of the business side of owning and running our own design studio/business from Rachael Taylor. A working designer who creates beautiful, colourful designs full of fun and energy!

Since officially finishing week 5 of Module 3 I have began to plan out the next few years for Gillian Lees Booteek! I'm so excited to get started on developing my portfolio and see where my business takes me, and my family!

I have designed a beautiful black and white scarf with my Modern Classics design digitally printed onto soft, warm silk jersey in in Scotland. You can buy them through my etsy shop or email 

The following designs were created while studying ABSPD;

N.B. All images are © copyright Gillian Lees 2013, please do not use without prior permission.

Hope you like this little peek at some of my designs! Now to get started on building my portfolio

gillian xx

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