First Fashion Folio Masterclass
Are you a fashion creative who needs to put together your first digital portfolio but you’re not sure where to begin or what to include?
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a cohesive, eye-catching digital portfolio using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and other media that will showcase your unique style and point of view in 8 weeks or less.
Course Title: First Fashion Folio Masterclass
Course Level: Intermediate
This course is for fashion creatives who have already established basic design, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills.
Cost Per Student: $2,997
Duration: 8 weeks
Class Meetings Per Week: 1
January 3 to February 28, 2022
March 7 to May 2, 2022
June 6 to August 1, 2022
August 8 to October 3, 2022
October 10 to December 5, 2022
Aftercare Support: Email and access to once-weekly "Ask Me Anything" meetings on the course content for the 3 months following the class.
Phase 1: Welcome to the Zeitgeist!
Tap into the fashion industry and establish the four key pillars for making your portfolio relevant, unique, focused, and cohesive.
Phase 2: Windows To Your World
In this phase, you will identify and explore your critical concept. From here you can outline the content that best showcases you and your point of view.
Phase 3: Hands-On
In this exciting step, you will be presented with a number of stimulating challenges to develop non-digital work that will demonstrate your creativity and process. This is the key ingredient and building block for an outstanding portfolio.
Phase 4: Digital Concept Board
You will use the power of Photoshop to expertly portray the essence of your portfolio. This will demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate your ideas.
Phase 5: Capsule Captivation
Design a small (capsule) collection of garments and an accessory that ties into your theme and illustrates how your creativity will influence the future of fashion. Use our Fabric Finder to choose the right materials for the style and purpose of your designs. Add colorways, trims, and closures, and create a custom pattern. You will draw industry-standard stylized flats and a fashion figure, with movement and dimension, in Adobe Illustrator or by hand.
Phase 6: Finalize and Personalize
In this phase, you will use our Folio Wizard to design and implement the cohesive presentation of your First Fashion Folio that demonstrates your unique point of view and showcases your potential.
Phase 7: Digital Delivery
Show your work to the world! Create an online digital portfolio that can be easily accessed and viewed. You will create a video and link it via QR code to your portfolio.
Q: How much do the classes cost?
A: Classes cost between $997 and $2,997 per student, depending upon the length and intensity of the course.
Q: Do you offer any aftercare support?
A: Yes, all classes include a period of aftercare support via email and/or access to weekly “Ask Me Anything” meetings where questions arising from the class content will be answered. Please see each class for the type and length of aftercare support included.
Q: What are XP points?
A: All classes operate on a reward-based system. As you complete the training you will receive XP points (or XXP points which are worth twice the amount). Every two XP points earned convert to a $1 “cash-forward” discount towards another of our courses (maximum of $200 value; up to 10% of the total course value may be applied at a time). You may also donate the points to our scholarship fund and help someone else if you wish.
Q: How many students are there per class?
A: 2-10 students for Masterclasses; 2-20 students for Basic classes.
Q: How many times do we meet per week?
A: There is one mandatory Review meeting per week, for all classes.
There are up to two additional but optional Creative Lab or Troubleshooting meetings per week, depending on the class.
Q: How long is each meeting?
A: All meetings are one hour long.
Q: Where do we meet?
A: We meet in a private Zoom meeting room.
Q: What time are the meetings?
A: The times of the class will be tailored to suit the participants. In the week before the class begins, all participants will be asked to submit three preferred time slots, and we will make every effort to accommodate everyone.
Q: How are the lessons and demonstrations delivered?
A: Some content will be delivered via short, pre-recorded video tutorials accompanied by written instructions. Some content will be delivered via live demonstration and discussion.
Q: In addition to the weekly meetings, what is the estimated time commitment?
A: It depends on which track you choose. In all classes, there are two tracks. On the regular track, you complete the training using our sample materials. On the Over-Achiever track, you complete additional work using your own materials.
Regular Track: 3-5 hours per week
Over-Achiever Track: 5-10 hours per week
NOTE: You are free to switch between the tracks as you complete the course. You do not have to choose one or the other.
Q: Is Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator software included in the price of the course?
A: No, you will buy a subscription to the software directly from Adobe. It currently costs from $20.99 to $52.99 per month depending on the options you choose. First-time customers are eligible for a free trial period.
Q: Who is Design Your Line Fashion Lab?
A: Design Your Line Fashion Lab is a unique space where we spark innovative creativity that will help designers like you to develop a digital portfolio to realize your future. It is owned and operated by Hunter Publishing, a California corporation serving the fashion education community since 2007.
Q: Who will be the instructor?
A: The owner of Hunter Publishing Corporation, Victoria Hunter, creates and teaches the classes. She is an award-winning instructor who has taught design, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills to over 3,400 Associate of Arts students and private clients.
Q: What name will appear on my billing statement?
A: Hunter Publishing Corporation is the name that will appear on your billing statement.
I was able to learn so much from Victoria in the 3 classes I took. She is so understanding and creative its inspiring! I was able to really dig deeper into my signature style and create a solid process of how I do my work. I also got very comfortable in photoshop and illustrator in such a short time. I feel so much more confident in my work after taking these classes. 100% recommend.