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Courses range from art and design to marketing and more. These classes are a part of my 25 (and growing) course library. You can get access to all of them with a membership or purchase individual courses Ala carte!

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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!
The Creative Studio Membership Announcement - Join me over at Learn-Create-Design.com!
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The Creative Studio Membership Announcement - Join me over at Learn-Create-Design.com!

Hi everyone! Hope this week is treating you beautifully. This week I am sharing more about my new education site launch: learn-create-design.com. I will still be posting FREE tutorials over here on YouTube, but I wanted to share more about what you can find on my new site. I made the decision to step back from higher ed and launch my own digital home for all those courses and more to come: http://www.learn-create-design.com and I also launched a membership program alongside the site dubbed: The Creative Studio. The Creative Studio is a new welcoming + supportive creative community where I house my digital creative courses and share resources with curious creatives. Membership to the Creative Studio gives you access to my entire 25 (and growing) course library and for those who are not interested in membership, it’s where you can also purchase individual access to my classes. Membership to The Creative studio is $22/Month - you can find that here: https://classes.learn-create-design.com/bundles/monthly-membership You can also purchase my individual courses for $20 each or save some money with my bundle deals based on subject matter - see that here: https://classes.learn-create-design.com/collections If you are new here and want to learn more about my classes visit me here: https://www.learn-create-design.com Thanks for all your support with my classes over the last 3 years. I am excited for this new adventure and hope that this new site will be another way I can directly connect with each of you on your creative journey! Take care - 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!
NEW COURSE: Design a Linked Digital Planner in the Affinity Designer app + Keynote app on the iPad
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NEW COURSE: Design a Linked Digital Planner in the Affinity Designer app + Keynote app on the iPad

I have a NEW CLASS LIVE! Take the class on skillshare here: https://skl.sh/3G4ztts OR check it out on my Learning platform here ($20 per class): https://classes.learn-create-design.com/courses/Design-a-Digital-Planner-in-Affinity-Designer-on-the-ipad OR join my membership to access ALL of my courses for $22/month. So, digital planning continues to be a popular organizational system and apps like Goodnotes have taken app stores by storm. This month, I wanted to do an update to my previous digital planning design courses. In the past, I walked you through designing digital planners on the Affinity desktop apps, but this time around, I wanted to share how you can create a linked digital planner completely on your iPad using the Affinity Designer app and keynote app. Often, people get iPads in order to digitally plan and I wanted to streamline the digital planning process, by keeping the design work all on your ipad. In this class, I will share some tips, my knowledge and help you build a digital planner that you can customize to your needs. Take this class on my learning platform: https://classes.learn-create-design.com/courses/Design-a-Digital-Planner-in-Affinity-Designer-on-the-ipad Take it on skillshare: https://skl.sh/3G4ztts WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.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 Freelance Life! I'm Jen - A Latinx mom of 2, based out of Chicago. 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've had to learn a lot over the years as a creative adding in video production to my arsenal during my time running Halfstack Magazine (you can see past videos on this channel still). I have a BA with a focus in Fashion, Design & Production. I graduated from Benedictine University's MBA graduate program focused in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management in 2011. When I am not freelancing or creating, I can be found teaching in the fashion departments at local universities and colleges in the Chicagoland area as well as on Skillshare! I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together
New Course Trailer - Design social media templates in Affinity Designer on your iPad
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New Course Trailer - Design social media templates in Affinity Designer on your iPad

Take the class here: https://skl.sh/32GbCC9 Hi everyone! I have a new course going live soon. In this class, we are going to be learning about and designing social media templates in Affinity designer on our ipad that we can use over and over again to plan and organize our social media content. For this course in particular we will focus on designing instagram posts in square format, but you can update the size to fit your needs. For some of you, it may make sense to create several different social media templates for each type of post you publish. Before we jump into the technical aspects of working in the affinity designer ipad app, we will go over design tips that will help make your posts strong and keep your process streamlined. Then, we will get into the nitty gritty of creating in Affinity Designer. We will go over setting up our files, creating guidelines, the importance of working in layers, and the different tools available in the software. Take this class on my learning platform: https://classes.learn-create-design.com/courses/Design-a-Social-Media-Post-Template-Using-Affinity-Designer-on-the-iPad Follow along on skillshare here to keep up to date on when it goes live there: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/jennylezan If you don't have skillshare and prefer to grab this course without a subscription you can do so on Arbington! Follow me here: bit.ly/3G381wu thanks for your support! WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.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 Freelance Life! I'm Jen - A Latinx mom of 2, based out of Chicago. 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've had to learn a lot over the years as a creative adding in video production to my arsenal during my time running Halfstack Magazine (you can see past videos on this channel still). I have a BA with a focus in Fashion, Design & Production. I graduated from Benedictine University's MBA graduate program focused in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management in 2011. When I am not freelancing or creating, I can be found teaching in the fashion departments at local universities and colleges in the Chicagoland area as well as on Skillshare! I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
Course Trailer: Showcase Your Work and Design a Digital Zine using Affinity Publisher and issuu.com
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Course Trailer: Showcase Your Work and Design a Digital Zine using Affinity Publisher and issuu.com

This class is now live! Check it out on Skillshare here: https://skl.sh/3wQ77Aa Zines, you’ve heard of them and if you are a part of the creative community or just enjoy reading in general, you’ve probably been exposed to one at some point in your life. Zines are, at their very essence, are independently created and published magazines that tell niche stories for niche audiences. Historically, they have been the platform that the counterculture used to freely share ideas. From the perzines of the 1930s to the underground punk rock zines of the 80s and the feminine manifestos of the 90s, zines have influenced creative culture and society as a whole for decades. They disseminate the voice of people under oppressive rule, they inspire people to take a stand through their art and they have a unique way of building community. This month, we are going to talk about zines and their latest rendition the digital zine and how you can utilize the concept as a form of self expression or promotion for your creative work. In my newest class, we are going to be learning about and designing our own digital zine! I published the indie Creative Chicago focused zine Halfstack for 6 years and today I am going to share more about that journey, offer some insights on designing and creating for zines and show you how you can make your own zine using affinity publisher and the online platform issuu.com. Hope you can join along! - Jen Take this class on my learning platform: https://classes.learn-create-design.com/courses/Course24-Designadigitalzine Take this class on skillshare: https://skl.sh/3wQ77Aa Follow on Arbington https://arbington.com/invite/jenny-veguilla-lezan/ WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.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 Freelance Life! I'm Jen - A Latinx mom of 2, based out of Chicago. 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've had to learn a lot over the years as a creative adding in video production to my arsenal during my time running Halfstack Magazine (you can see past videos on this channel still). I have a BA with a focus in Fashion, Design & Production. I graduated from Benedictine University's MBA graduate program focused in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management in 2011. When I am not freelancing or creating, I can be found teaching in the fashion departments at local universities and colleges in the Chicagoland area as well as on Skillshare! 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 for surface pattern design
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Course Trailer - Digitize traditional art work in Affinity Photo for surface pattern design

Take the class here - https://classes.learn-create-design.com/courses/learn-to-digitize-traditional-art-work-in-affinity-photo-for-use-in-surface-pattern-designs Hello everyone! Here is the trailer for my upcoming course that will be live later this month over on Skillshare and Arbington.com! You can take the class on Skillshare here: https://skl.sh/303F97L If you are not on Skillshare and prefer to purchase this courses individually ($19.96), you can do so over on Arbington here: https://bit.ly/3loeElK About the course: Are you an artist or illustrator that works in traditional mediums and are interested in surface pattern design? Do you perhaps paint with watercolors or gouache or sketch with color pencils and want to learn how to translate your art work into the digital medium for commercial use as surface pattern repeats? Well, in today’s class I am going to walk you through how to digitize traditional artwork and translate them into surface pattern designs using Affinity Photo on the iPad. Working with traditional mediums doesn’t mean you have to always create your repeat by hand and in this class I will show you my process for taking traditional artwork into the digital realm that still keeps its handmade look! Thanks for watching! -Jen WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.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 Freelance Life! I'm Jen - A Latinx mom of 2, based out of Chicago. 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've had to learn a lot over the years as a creative adding in video production to my arsenal during my time running Halfstack Magazine (you can see past videos on this channel still). I have a BA with a focus in Fashion, Design & Production. I graduated from Benedictine University's MBA graduate program focused in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management in 2011. When I am not freelancing or creating, I can be found teaching in the fashion departments at local universities and colleges in the Chicagoland area as well as on Skillshare! I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!
Course Trailer - Learn how to Create your own font with Affinity Designer Desktop and Glyphs Mini
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Course Trailer - Learn how to Create your own font with Affinity Designer Desktop and Glyphs Mini

Hi everyone! Here is the course trailer of my upcoming Skillshare course that is set to launch this month! You can take the class on Skillshare here: https://skl.sh/3luytrJ OR if you prefer to purchase it a la carte - you can purchase it individually for 19.96 on Arbington: https://bit.ly/3oKgqQc In this class, I wanted to tap into our graphic design skills and have an adventure creating fonts using Affinity designer and Glyphs. I will take you through my whole process of creating a hand drawn font from ideation, sketching, digitizing in Affinity Designer and then getting your letterforms into the Glyphs software (Mac version). I am sharing my process as I find that often, courses relating to font/typeface design are almost exclusively done in Adobe software and I wanted to highlight that there are other options and I have found that the Affinity software can be used to do similar things. If this is your first time taking one of my classes relating to graphic design I highly suggest you check out my previous design courses - I have a variety that cover topics like design for good, logo design, packaging design, layout design and more. I also have some helpful marketing related videos too if you are trying to grow your creative business. You can check out those classes here: https://www.skillshare.com/user/jennylezan WANT TO CONNECT OR HIRE ME? VISIT ME ONLINE: http://www.bellasophiacreative.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 Freelance Life! I'm Jen - A Latinx mom of 2, based out of Chicago. 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've had to learn a lot over the years as a creative adding in video production to my arsenal during my time running Halfstack Magazine (you can see past videos on this channel still). I have a BA with a focus in Fashion, Design & Production. I graduated from Benedictine University's MBA graduate program focused in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management in 2011. When I am not freelancing or creating, I can be found teaching in the fashion departments at local universities and colleges in the Chicagoland area as well as on Skillshare! I look to inspire others as much as I look to be inspired! Let's create something great together!

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With a membership to the Creative Studio, 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 Creative Community. 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! Let's create something great together!

Creative Online Courses for the Curious