Short Courses

Textile Design & Digital Printing

Companies in the textile and fashion sector need creative people who can communicate their designs quickly, clearly and concisely through the use of specialized software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Digital technologies have changed the method for the creation of textile designs, increasing significantly creative possibilities and providing designers with agile tools for the development and presentation of their collections.

In this course you will learn from a professional textile designer to transform hand drawn and painted imagery into vibrant digital designs then use industry digital printing processes to create your own range of textile samples.


Course Objectives

  • Transform watercolour and hand drawn imagery into digital prints using Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Creating repeated patterns
  • Learn to scale images for product application.
  • Placing imagery into CAD Templates.
  • Applying digital technology to textile printing in fashion and interior coverings.
  • Developing an aesthetic and creative view of patterns design.
  • Implementing collection creation concepts from the commercial and creative point of view.


Technical Specifications

  • Certification: Certificate of Participation
  • Language: English
  • Number of classes:4
  • Hrs Per Class: 3
  • Dates:
    • March | Thursday 7, 14, 21, 28
    • April | Wednesday 3, 10, 17 24
  • Time: 6pm-9pm

Cost: $460


Meet Your Teacher | Makala Poole

Graduating in 2017 from LCI Melbourne, Formerly the Australian Academy of design Australia a Dux of her major in Visual Arts, Makala has applied her creative practice to print design showcasing her work through both surface and textile design. starting out as an intern for Nicole onslow designs Makala has since had commercial successes working on print designs for brands such as Alannah Hill and the Australian luxury curve brand Coral & Co. Australia. Her work has been showcased on both local and international runways and across retail brands such as Myer, Adeevee fashion and Spoonflower magazine.


Required Materials

On registration, students will provided with a list of materials to purchase prior to commencement of the short course.