I rarely talk about the design products I use, but this past month I found one worth sharing. Whether you’re a designer starting out or one who’s established and looking to polish your game, check out Parsons School of Design Online Fashion Certificate Program. It’s ideal for my non-traditional designer clients who don’t necessarily have four years to go back to school, but need an understanding of how the overall industry has changed. It would also be helpful if you are just starting out in the industry, such as a design student or brand owner trying to get your first internship or job. The program is a five-part module system that breaks down the steps a designer needs to take to produce a body of work. It talks a lot about the system of design and the elements that go into being a successful designer. The best parts for me were when instructors talked about their backgrounds and shared personal experiences. These personal notes are why I watch online courses instead of just reading books to stay current-in-the-industry. And an unexpected benefit is seeing people’s joy in the craft. I love watching people smile.
The program is affordable at either $549 total or monthly payments of $59/month. When you complete the course, you walk away with a certificate from one of the top fashion schools in the world.
To get your copy follow the link here: http://enroll-teenvogue.parsons.edu/online-fashion-courses/.
I’m going to go ahead and work through the course with my intern. You guys are welcome to grab a behind-the-scenes peek as we post our progress online. The five modules are:
Next week, class #1: Visual Style.
Dara and Nash are two happily married craftspeople who love making practical beautiful things.