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Courses range from art and design to marketing and more. These classes are a part of my 29 (and growing) course library. You can get access to all of them with a Skillshare membership or purchase individual courses Ala carte on Gumroad or Udemy!

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The Creative Studio Courses - Simple Animation for Graphic Designers in Procreate Dreams
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The Creative Studio Courses - Simple Animation for Graphic Designers in Procreate Dreams

I have a new class coming April 2024! I hope you can join me! Procreate Dreams continues to delight creatives both hobbyists and professionals alike since its release in late 2023. The app allows artists of all abilities to animate and create motion graphics on the go on their iPad!  The software is very user-friendly but it offers a powerhouse of options that allow users to seamlessly combine illustration and animation tools. As a graphic designer and illustrator, I have found that it is a great option to add a bit of magic and movement to projects. Throughout this class will be working in procreate dreams to animate text. As a graphic designer - creating projects that are text based is quite common. Whether you are designing a logo, a lock up for social media or even title graphics for a YouTube channel, adding a bit of movement can truly up your game and make simple text a bit more eye catching. The beauty of the Procreate Dreams App is that you don’t need to be a professional animator or motion graphics designer to create high quality and fun looking moving graphics. I am hoping, this class can inspire you to create something that you can use for your own YouTube channel or to use for graphics for a type project or even just to share on social media. I’m looking forward to creating with you today! Find this class when it is live on Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/en/r/user/jennylezan?gr_tch_ref=on ANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com Take my classes and try skillshare for 1 month free! https://www.skillshare.com/en/r/user/jennylezan?gr_tch_ref=on Want to teach on Skillshare? Apply here to try a Teach Challenge or Teach Lab https://skl.sh/3PJI3WE WANT TO TAKE BUY MY CLASSES INDIVIDUALLY? http://www.learn-create-design.com GUMROAD https://bellasophiacreative.gumroad.com UDEMY https://www.udemy.com/user/jenniferlezan/ Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative Creative Market: https://creativemarket.com/JenniferLezan TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/user/bellasophiacreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
TCS Course Trailer - Learn to Design Digital Stickers with me in Affinity Designer V2 on your iPad
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TCS Course Trailer - Learn to Design Digital Stickers with me in Affinity Designer V2 on your iPad

Hello everyone! I have a new class this month -- Digital planning continues to grow in popularity. Apps like Goodnotes, Zoomnotes and Artful Agenda continue to gain in popularity. People often love the ease of use once you get through the initial learning curve of using a digital planner. People also absolutely love the idea of having an endless supply of digital stickers you can reuse over and over again. Personally, I love having an endless supply of ideas to create digital stickers that I can use whenever I feel inspired. And that is what this month’s class will be all about - designing digital stickers on your iPad in affinity designer version 2. Whether you want to create digital stickers for personal use or eventually to sell in a digital shop, making digital stickers. Designing digital stickers doesn’t have to be complicated and it is absolutely fun. I hope you find the course helpful! Watch the class on Skillshare here: https://skl.sh/49fEoqp Get the class on Gumroad: Thanks for your support! Jen WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com Take my classes and try skillshare for 1 month free! https://www.skillshare.com/en/r/user/jennylezan?gr_tch_ref=on Want to teach on Skillshare? Apply here to try a Teach Challenge or Teach Lab https://skl.sh/3PJI3WE WANT TO TAKE BUY MY CLASSES INDIVIDUALLY? http://www.learn-create-design.com GUMROAD https://bellasophiacreative.gumroad.com UDEMY https://www.udemy.com/user/jenniferlezan/ Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative Creative Market: https://creativemarket.com/JenniferLezan TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/user/bellasophiacreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
Join me in class - Learn to create complex patterns in Affinity Designer V2 on your iPad
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Join me in class - Learn to create complex patterns in Affinity Designer V2 on your iPad

Hello everyone! I’ve been working on a new class for the better part of the last 2 months and we are finally live. It’s an in-depth exploration of complex patterns in Affinity Designer 2 on your ipad and it has a wealth of information coming in at just over 3 hours long of content! You can find the class here to (includes a free 30 day trial if you're not subscribed to Skillshare): https://skl.sh/3FS2tH7 -- I'm also running a giveaway, if you take my class and share a class project, you will be entered to win one of 2 FREE One Year Skillshare Premium Subscriptions! **What the Class is About** In this class, I will walk you through my surface pattern design process. We will explore some of my favorite tips and tricks that help to streamline my design process. We will also go into detail on how to make some more complex pattern repeats in Affinity Designer on your iPad. This course will help you understand the process using the interface on the iPad app. The more complex repeats we will review are: the rectangle half drop repeat, diamond repeat and stripes. We will work on designing these patterns and creating a seamless repeat using illustrated motifs and creating templates to streamline the process using the symbols options in Affinity Designer 2. I hope you can join me! Take the class: https://skl.sh/3FS2tH7 - WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com Take my classes and try skillshare for 1 month free! https://www.skillshare.com/en/r/user/jennylezan?gr_tch_ref=on Want to teach on Skillshare? Apply here to try a Teach Challenge or Teach Lab https://skl.sh/3PJI3WE WANT TO TAKE BUY MY CLASSES INDIVIDUALLY? http://www.learn-create-design.com GUMROAD https://bellasophiacreative.gumroad.com UDEMY https://www.udemy.com/user/jenniferlezan/ Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative Creative Market: https://creativemarket.com/JenniferLezan TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/user/bellasophiacreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
Join me in my next class! Learn how to create complex patterns in Affinity Designer V2 on your iPad
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Join me in my next class! Learn how to create complex patterns in Affinity Designer V2 on your iPad

Watch the class on Skillshare here: https://skl.sh/3FS2tH7 One of my favorite programs to work on the go with is Affinity Designer on my iPad. The program is a powerhouse of an app that works wonders for those of us who create surface pattern designs.. Affinity Designer is a dream to work in and if you haven’t heard, there was an update and Serif officially released version 2 of all three apps on the desktop and iPad. This month, in this class we will be exploring the updated Affinity Designer version 2 on the iPad, it’s interface and I will be sharing some of my tips and tricks that I find make the design process more streamlined. We will also explore ways to create different templates that will work for different pattern types to help elevate your skills on more complex pattern types such as: rectangle half drop, diamond and stripes. For those of you who haven't joined Skillshare yet but are interested OR Want to enter to win a FREE YEAR of Skillshare Premium? Enter my contest by taking my class and sharing a project before December 21, 2023 - you can take the class with a free ONE MONTH trial with this link: https://skl.sh/3FS2tH7 Interested in this class off Skillshare? GUMROAD: https://bellasophiacreative.gumroad.com/l/eksai WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com Take my classes and try skillshare for 1 month free! https://www.skillshare.com/en/r/user/jennylezan?gr_tch_ref=on Want to teach on Skillshare? Apply here to Teach Lab https://skl.sh/3PJI3WE WANT TO TAKE BUY MY CLASSES INDIVIDUALLY? http://www.learn-create-design.com GUMROAD https://bellasophiacreative.gumroad.com UDEMY https://www.udemy.com/user/jenniferlezan/ Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative Creative Market: https://creativemarket.com/JenniferLezan TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/user/bellasophiacreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
Course Trailer: Digitize traditional art work in Affinity Photo V2 for surface pattern designs
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Course Trailer: Digitize traditional art work in Affinity Photo V2 for surface pattern designs

Watch the class — https://skl.sh/3OWS4hq Read about a giveaway after class description! Hello everyone! I am so excited to share that I have a new class that is going live VERY SOON!! I created a similar class like this a couple of years ago, but with the update to Affinity Photo 2, I wanted to showcase the process in thew new version of the app on the iPad! I hope you find it helpful, read on to learn more about it! What the class is about In this class, I will walk you through my process on how to create a repeating pattern from traditional art - in my case watercolor work - using the Affinity Photo versions 2 app. I will first walk you through preparing my art work for use in digital formats. We will go over 2 ways of how to get your work onto your iPad. We will walk through how to photograph using your iPad camera then go through tips for scanning your artwork to make it easier to isolate your design elements. We will go into detail on the scanning process keeping in mind artwork size and dpi and go through how to clean up your artwork and how to isolate your design elements. We will also review exploring color variations of your artwork. Then we will begin to build out the repeat pattern using the design elements in affinity photo version 2 iPad app. Finally, we will test and export the final for for use with print on demand sties like spoonflower. Make sure to check out the class resources for some helpful tools you can utilize while working on your class project. You can also check out inspiration over on my surface pattern design Pinterest board:  https://pin.it/2ZCvupW  🎉 GIVEAWAY ALERT. In celebration of my recent transition to top teacher and the publishing of my newest class, I’m giving away a free year of Skillshare Premium to one lucky person! Here’s how you can enter to win: — 1️⃣ Watch my new class, “Learn to Digitize traditional art work in Affinity Photo V2 for use in surface pattern designs”. — 2️⃣ Upload your final project to the Student Gallery. — 3️⃣ — Finally, leave a review for the class The best part is that you can still watch my class even without having a Skillshare membership. Use this special link to unlock a free trial month of skillshare, which means you can watch this class and ALL MY OTHERS for free for 30 days! — Enjoy: https://skl.sh/3OWS4hq — I’ll be choosing a winner next week on Tuesday, Sept 26th at 9PM CST! Purchase this class individually on Gumroad: https://bellasophiacreative.gumroad.com/l/zijry WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com Take my classes and try skillshare for free! https://skl.sh/2YMW7G3 WANT TO TAKE BUY MY CLASSES INDIVIDUALLY? http://www.learn-create-design.com GUMROAD https://bellasophiacreative.gumroad.com UDEMY https://www.udemy.com/user/jenniferlezan/ Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative Creative Market: https://creativemarket.com/JenniferLezan TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/user/bellasophiacreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
The Creative Studio Course Trailer: Design Digital Planners in Affinity Publisher on your iPad!
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The Creative Studio Course Trailer: Design Digital Planners in Affinity Publisher on your iPad!

Class is live here: https://skl.sh/3oOEPX8 Hello everyone! So excited to share a new course that is coming later this month. Affinity by Serif announced their version 2 apps toward the end of last year and I've been experimenting ever since I downloaded them! The newest addition is the long awaited Affinity Publisher for iPad app! As soon as I heard there was going to be an app version, I knew that I had to do a revamp of my popular course on making digital planners in Affinity Publisher on the desktop! Now you can streamline your design process if you prefer working on the iPad and design and link in one go in one app! You can find it on the following platforms: Skillshare: https://skl.sh/3oOEPX8 Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/user/jenniferlezan/ Looking forward to seeing you in class! Jen WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com WANT TO TAKE MY CLASSES http://www.learn-create-design.com Take my classes and try skillshare for free for 2 Weeks! https://skl.sh/2YMW7G3 Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative Redbubble: https://rdbl.co/36lbNBH Creative Market: https://creativemarket.com/JenniferLezan Society 6: https://society6.com/bellasophiacreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
Course Trailer: Creating Vintage Arts + Crafts Era Inspired Surface Pattern Designs in Procreate
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Course Trailer: Creating Vintage Arts + Crafts Era Inspired Surface Pattern Designs in Procreate

Hello everyone! This month I am coming back with another surface pattern design course inspired by the arts and crafts era and designers like William Morris and we will be illustrating and building our repeat pattern using the procreate app. This class is now live :)! You can take this class in the following ways My Learning Platform https://classes.learn-create-design.com/courses/Creating-Vintage-Arts-Crafts-Era-Inspired-Surface-Pattern-Designs-in-Procreate Skillshare https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Creating-Vintage-Arts-Crafts-Era-Inspired-Surface-Pattern-Designs-in-Procreate/86683380?via=user-profile Arbington https://arbington.com/courses/creating-vintage-arts-crafts-era-inspired-surface-pattern-designs/ WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com HIRE ME ON FIVERR https://www.fiverr.com/share/eYj1or WANT TO TAKE MY CLASSES OR JOIN MY MEMBERSHIP: http://www.learn-create-design.com Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Take my classes and try skillshare for free for 2 Weeks! https://skl.sh/2YMW7G3 Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
TCS Tutorials -Learn to Load Your GIFs to GIPHY and Use on Social Media without a Verified Account
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TCS Tutorials -Learn to Load Your GIFs to GIPHY and Use on Social Media without a Verified Account

Hello everyone! Welcome back to another tutorial. This week I am sharing a teaser video from my latest course - Learn to create nostalgic 90s GIFs in Clip Studio Paint. In this teaser, I share a lesson from my full class and the lesson walks you through how to get your art work onto the GIPHY platform. I also walk you through how you can use your GIFs on social media like Instastories WITHOUT HAVING TO BE VERIFIED!! This is a question I see a lot, How do I use my GIFs without a verified account? Well, all you really need is a GIPHY account and you can STILL USE YOUR GIFs on social media! Watch the video to learn how. If you are interested in learning my whole process for creating and animating GIFs using the Clip Studio Paint Software - check out my class trailer here: https://youtu.be/61N_gzqzSKk And you can take the class here: Take the full course on my learning platform: https://bit.ly/3PMmUZX If you prefer Skillshare, you can find it here: https://skl.sh/3LlUORy Thanks for your support! Jen WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com WANT TO TAKE MY CLASSES OR JOIN MY MEMBERSHIP: http://www.learn-create-design.com Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Take my classes and try skillshare for free for 2 Weeks! https://skl.sh/2YMW7G3 Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
The Creative Studio - Course Trailer: Learn to create nostalgic 90s GIFs in clip studio paint
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The Creative Studio - Course Trailer: Learn to create nostalgic 90s GIFs in clip studio paint

Take the class in my learning community: https://bit.ly/3aC8ADj Take the course on Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/jennylezan?gr_tch_ref=on&gr_trp=on Have you ever been texting a friend when you realize you need something extra to really emphasize your point —- you finish typing, select that app search, type in the word fabulous, scroll to find the perfect animated GIF and hit send. Your point has been made! You find you often do this on Facebook and even on your instagram stories and reels. GIFs have truly become a part of every day life. From regular folks to creatives and marketers alike, people have found ways to become extra playful and creative using GIFs. I personally enjoy creating my own GIFs that have that little extra something I am looking for as a designer and illustrator. With apps like procreate and clip studio paint, you can go beyond simple illustration and design work and take your work to the next level using basic 2D animation. In this months class, we are doing just that! Learning how to create our own 90s inspired GIFs in Clip Studio Paint! A few of the Skills Students Will Learn When it comes to the skills you will learn, I will be walking you through the basic animation concepts needed to create a GIF using your illustrations, then we will do a walk through of the Clip Studio Paint interface as we prepare to animate in the software. I will show you how to work with the tools, the layers, how to set up your timeline, and how to use things like the built in onion skinning effect to help you as you work through animating your illustrations flip book style. Check out the class in my learning community - you can join my membership ($22/mo) or purchase the course individually for $20 at: http://www.learn-create-design.com If you are on Skillshare - you can follow me and join the course when it is live right here: https://www.skillshare.com/user/jennylezan WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.com WANT TO TAKE MY CLASSES OR JOIN MY MEMBERSHIP: http://www.learn-create-design.com Shop My Products: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaSophiaCreative 💌 Sign Up For My Newsletter & Get Some Freebies! http://bit.ly/2ucdWzG ☕ Donate a coffee? https://ko-fi.com/thefreelancelife Take my classes and try skillshare for free for 2 Weeks! https://skl.sh/2YMW7G3 Want to be Pen Pals? P.O. Box 9658 Naperville, IL 60567-9658 ABOUT ME Welcome to the Creative Studio! I'm Jen - A Latina mom of 3, based out of the Midwest. Despite hardships growing up, I attended art school as a first generation student. With a career journey in fashion, design, illustration & digital media, I've come to merge my creative passions into the work I do as a freelancer and teacher. I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!

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When you take a course with me through the Skillshare, you will have access to all of my classes and the resources/project templates associated with them. You can also connect with myself and other creatives in the private Creative Community on Facebook. If a membership is not for you and you want to take a specific course, you can purchase access to that course in the Ala carte checkout either through Gumroad or Udemy! Let's create something great together!

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