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Paper Design



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Product Description


  • This course is self-paced

  • The class runs for 14 lessons with videos, lesson, and class notes.

  • Syllabus is available for download now:

  • This class is filmed in Illustrator CS6. It is ideal for CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and Cloud. 


Paper Design is geared towards designers who are interested in taking their design skills to the next level!  In this course, we work through an entire collection of papers and learn how to produce a sticker sheet with diecuts. Everything is designed print-production-ready to make you a savvier designer.



This is a three-week course that includes technical, practical, and theoretical video lessons and notes. This class differs from Art of Digital Design 2/Digital Design in that different techniques are shown for building texture and patterns. Both classes are useful for the technically savvy designer. In Paper Design, all the patterns are built in Illustrator. Techniques for building textures are shown in Photoshop and Illustrator (different than those shown in Art of Digital Design 2/Digital Design). This is a stand-alone course to help you better understand the paper and print industry. By the end of this course, you will have designed a collection of papers and a sticker sheet all ready for print production. The combination of Digital Design Class and Paper Design Class will help you build confidence in your artwork and what is needed to design for the digital scrapbooking and paper industries.

For students who have taken Art of Digita Design 2 or Digital Design, here are the differences in the courses:



Once you have purchased this course, you will receive a link to a zip download to all the coursework.


Carina Gardner has a Ph.D. in Design from the University of Minnesota. She also taught at the University of Minnesota Typography, Introduction to Graphic Design, Packaging Design, and Design Theory. Carina owns Carina Gardner, Inc, her design firm, and MiniLou, a kids toy company. She is the Creative Director of Carta Bella Paper Company. Carina also designs scrapbooking, home décor, fabric, diecutting, and digital scrapbooking products.

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