Surface Design Track

Hone your skills in textile design and graphic illustrated imagery as applied to a range of products — from soft goods, to interior design, to the fashion and gift markets.

Methods and materials center on our responsibility to design for sustainability, including using naturally derived, chemical-free colors, and other eco-friendly choices becoming predominant in the interior and fashion textile industries.

Career Opportunities

  • Designer in a textile studio, interior design firm or print/consumer product department
  • Freelance designer
  • Entrepreneur

Key Courses that Best Represent This Track

  • Intro to Textile design
  • Craft techniques
  • The Art of Fashion

What You'll Learn

Create workable repeats, engineered prints and digital production tools specific to industry standard; develop digital and analog creative designs for fabrics and non-fabric materials, including dinnerware, giftware, stationery, wallpaper and soft goods.

Notable Alumni

Our graduates fashion the products and experiences you use everyday, from what you wear to what you read.

  • Grace Lee, designer/animator, Midnight Sherpa
  • Alexander Vidal, illustrator/writer/designer; clients include Adidas, Wildlife Conservation Society, Smithsonian Magazine
  • Patrick Hruby, Art Director, Los Angeles Times

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