ABSPD Module 4 – Crane & Co Live Brief

We are bursting with excitement about some of the incredible ***LIVE BRIEF'S*** that we have in store for you! Set by a hand-picked selection of ***TRULY AMAZING COMPANIES*** in Module 4 of 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (the e-course)'! Module 4 is an advanced seven week course in which you will learn everything you need to know about building your professional portfolio. The course is crammed with masterclass video tutorials, regular live briefs from real companies, templates, tons of brilliant inspiration, invaluable content, a weekly Q&A with Rachael, & individual work reviews from either Rachael or another flourishing designer! PLUS you will get six months’ FREE access to the MOYO Directory, where you can create a bespoke profile, upload unlimited portfolios and attract potential clients. This is a rare opportunity to build your commercial portfolio in a structured way, with the support & guidance to boost your confidence & make you raring to go!

We are so excited to reveal that prestigious stationery company Crane & Co. will be creating a Live Brief! Crane & Co. has been dedicated to the art of classic correspondence for more than two centuries. A family-owned company since 1801, Crane is the USA's oldest stationer. Before the United States of America were united, & still today, Crane was the choice of Revolutionary patriots, presidents, first ladies, kings and queens, captains of industry, heads of state & just about any celebrity who has stepped on the red carpet. Even Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt used Crane stationery to send their annual holiday cards! Crane has a highly skilled team of artisans based in Massachusetts and design studios in Maine and New York City. They provide a combination of high quality detail & state-of-the-art technology in all of their product design. In 2012 Crane also acquired William Arthur which creates beautifully printed, contemporary  stationery that turns once-in-a-lifetime occasions into lasting memories. This is an amazing opportunity to gain REAL design experience from a brilliant brief along with the chance to present your work to an innovative company.

Many of our graduates are now big players within the design industry & we're proud to say we have really nurtured some amazing talent! You can see more success stories from current students & Alumni in this Facebook album or read some of our lovely testimonials. We are so pleased that the course & our Alumni have received outstanding industry recognition, as we have been going from strength to strength since our intial launch at the end of 2011. You can register here for March 2014, when Module 4 begins!

So far we have lined up wonderful textile company Dashwood Studio (see the announcement post here), fantastic modern homewares company DENY Designs (see the reveal post here), brilliant UK based, greetings publisher Card Crazy (announcement here) & the UK's number one cardmaking publication Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine! Keep up to date with our Live Brief reveals in our Module 4 announcement Facebook album!










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