Identifying your Design Specialty


One on One Mentoring or Coaching - Online (Must have access to a computer, internet, and skype)

12 Week Mentored Course or Pay Per Session Coaching. Using the approach used to develop the Talking Threads costume book with 5 specialist designers, I will lead you through a series of interviews and exercises to pin point your specialist strengths. You will then develop a project that suits your individual goals and you will be mentored through the execution of that project. By the end of the 12-week mentored course you will have original content and research to direct your personal study and specialist portfolio projects.

Time Requirements: 1-3 hours a week for sessions, 3-6 hours a week for homework assignments.

Appropriate for aspiring visual development artists, concept designers, and costume specialists.

Class Summary

  • Week One: Your Past Artistic History

  • Week Two: Your Present Design Approach

  • Week Three: Your Future Goals

  • Week Four: 5 Functions of Design

  • Week Five: Project Choice

  • Week Six: Research

  • Week Seven: Specialism Exercises

  • Week Eight: Project Revision

  • Week Nine: Research Boards

  • Week Ten: Designs

  • Week Eleven: Design Revisions

  • Week Twelve: Final Designs Presentation + Critique


12 Week Course: $720

Pay Per Session Coaching: $90 (3 Hour Session)

Disclaimers: This course focusing on improving your analytical approach to design and refining your unique specialist approach. To make the most of our time, you must have basic anatomy, perspective, color theory, and technical drawing skills to participate in this course. The weekly topics may be adjusted at the discretion of the mentor to suit the needs of the student.

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