The Advanced Adobe Illustrator for Apparel Tech Design (FASH 922) course is a 5-week online course that introduces students already proficient in Adobe Illustrator to the skills and tools needed to create advanced technical sketches for the field of apparel design.  You will learn how to translate your vision into a design that can be easily transferred to production. (Prereq is FASH 920 Beginner Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for Fashion Design. This can be taken concurrently or industry experience can be applied) . 

Who should earn this certificate?

  • Clothing designers, shoe designers, accessory designers and textile designers, who are aspiring or currently working in the fashion industry 
  • If you want to achieve academic or professional results quicker and more efficiently 
  • Anyone who has a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or has taken FASH920 Beginner Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for fashion design

Skill-based approach

Through creative projects and exercises, you will develop accelerated skills in drawing and design by learning the advanced function of this industry-standard professional tool, Adobe Illustrator.


What you will learn?

You will learn various advanced technical skills such as advanced technical sketching, construction details, garment proportion, Illustrator brushes, and spec sheet creation. You will learn how to easily modify and develop flat and 2-dimensional fashion drawings, patterns, storyboards, and accessory designs. The course outcome will be a portfolio of technical design sketches and tech packs. Projects will include:

  • Technical drawings of various garments from cut and sew knits to denim to outerwear
  • Analyze garment construction and proportion
  • Create spec sheets.   

Professional Advantage

Adobe Illustrator is very integral to any digital designer's job, especially in the fashion industry.  Employers looking to hire for any type of creative position will require Adobe Illustrator proficiency to fill the opening.  By earning this badge,  you build the advanced cutting-edge skills employers require and will stand out from the competition. 

About the Instructor

Chloe Fimlaid has practical textile design experience in various market segments. Chloe started out working at TJX Companies as an Assistant Designer for several years and then as a Designer of Licensed Sports Apparel at Hanesbrands. She currently works for Charles River Apparel as a product manager. Chloe graduated from Lasell University in 2016 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design and Production and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Textiles at NC State Wilson College of Textiles.


The Advanced Adobe Illustrator for Apparel Tech Design is $495. It takes just 10 minutes to register online.  Admission documents are not required. Students must have access to Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Creative Suite. If you don't have access to this software, you will need to get a student membership which is roughly $20.  

Upcoming Course dates: 

  • October 7, 2024 – November 5, 2024

Cost: $495 

To register for the course, select the course below and click on the "Checkout" button. 

We are happy to accommodate groups that would like to take this class or organizations that would like to be invoiced for the course. Email us at profstudies@lasell.edu.