Category: Illustrator Tutorial

Are You an Illustrator File Messer-Upper?

September 28, 2017

If you work on a team, you probably know what it’s like to share Illustrator files. And chances are, you fall into one of these two groups of people: The File Messer-Upper You know enough about AI to make edits and modify files. But most of the time you hack things together. You can’t figure […]

Fashion Flats + Textile Design with Illustrator

June 15, 2017

Last week, hundreds of you told me what you wanted. Turns out, most of you are working on sketching flats and creating repeats. Which is why I created my latest videos for you – to give you exactly what you’ve asked for. Check out the tutorials below, and if you want to get video answers to your […]

Lace Brushes & Swatches in Illustrator & Photoshop

June 01, 2017

You guys have been asking for a while…so I’m finally giving you some answers. Here’s exactly how to mock up lace in Illustrator (and a little bit of Photoshop – because even though I’m an AI junkie, there are a handful of times when PS is necessary.) Enjoy 🙂 How to Create Lace Trim How to […]

My 3 Best Tech Pack Tricks for Fashion Designers

May 04, 2017

Tech are tedious – and you’d rather spend time designing than speccing. But they’re a requirement to get product made correctly. These simple shortcuts will save you hours in Illustrator and Excel

Why I love Illustrator’s Pen Tool for sketching fashion flats (and what to do if you hate it)

April 13, 2017

You hear it over and over, and you wish it wasn’t true, but everyone keeps telling you: “You must know how to sketch with the Pen Tool in Illustrator.” And they’re right. The Pen Tool is an essential for Illustrator users and fashion designers. But most of you kinda hate it. Me? I actually LOVE the Pen Tool. […]


March 27, 2017

Join me this Wednesday for a FREE live training to learn simple tricks to sketch fashion flats in Illustrator that most advanced designers don’t know (but anyone can do). I promise, your mind will be blown —> click to register.

Illustrator vs. Photoshop for Fashion Design

March 16, 2017

Perceptions are fascinating. We believe them. We beat ourselves up over them. And one of the most common misperceptions in the fashion world is that you have to know BOTH Photoshop AND Illustrator. Which can feel really overwhelming. Photoshop does have a purpose, but it’s not sketching flats (or most other things we do). As […]

How to Change Colors in Illustrator (for fashion flats, pattern swatches & other artwork)

January 30, 2017

Creating colorways and recoloring fashion flats in Illustrator can feel tedious. I know because I’ve watched hundreds of designers do it the long way… Manually selecting each individual object on fashion flats. Editing every motif in repeating pattern swatches one by one. Messing with grouping and ungrouping to select and change the color of one object. Oofdah! That sounds like […]