Surface and Print Design Certificate is a professional certificate that offers training in surface pattern design and overall print design principles through widely-used industry applications.   Have you ever wanted to design creative patterns to print on surfaces like fabric, glass, metal, plastic, wood, or tile? Or are you looking to break into or currently working in the digital design, textile, interior furnishing, or fashion industry and want to learn how to make digital repeat patterns?   Our local faculty have the professional experience to provide you with an understanding of current industry needs, industry trends, and technical skills for designing flat textile patterns and then printing and marketing the designs. 

Who should earn this certificate?

  • Has an interest in digital design and would like to use their creativity to design patterns that can be printed on surfaces like fabric, glass, metal, wood or tile 
  • Digital artists, fashion designers, textile designers, who would like to learn the technical side of setting up repeat patterns
  • Anyone who aspires to work in the creative roles in industries such as textile, fashion, interior furnishings 
  • Demonstrates a basic proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Skill-based approach

Through creative projects and exercises, you will build your skills in all phases of drawing and design by mastering these two industry-standard professional tools, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

What you will learn

You will learn a variety of technical skills including creating motifs, seamless repeat designs, different repeat styles, and the advantages of using vector images. You will also create product projects that are design-driven and portfolio-ready. You will be able to present your artwork in a way that is primed for the marketplace, expanding marketability as an artist or designer.  

Professional Advantage

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are very integral to any digital artist's job.  Employers looking to hire for any type of creative position will require Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator proficiency to fill the opening.  By earning this certificate,  you build the knowledge and skills employers demand and can get a leg up on the competition.

About the Instructor

Bianca Mammone, Adjunct Professor and a Designer,  who works full-time in the fashion industry. She has over 15+ years of experience in a variety of apparel and soft goods categories – elevated womenswear to tactical gear, kids accessories to outdoor backpacks, high-end leather goods and fashion bags to dog costumes - and in roles such as creative design, technical design, and product development.  Companies she has worked for and with include NIC+ZOE, Samsonite, Disney, Lucas Films, Marvel, The TJX Companies, and Blauer Manufacturing.  She’s currently specializing in prints and graphics for textile design.

Before she dreamed of a career as a designer, Bianca first aspired to be a teacher and is honored to be part of the Lasell community.  She believes in being a mentor to students first and foremost, openly sharing her knowledge and experiences.  Her courses teach technical skills and support creativity, while also preparing students for industry culture and expectations by developing a professional mindset.



The curriculum consists of 2 courses with an estimated completion time of 14 weeks. 


The Adobe Illustrator Certificate and the Adobe Photoshop Certificate are each $750.  It takes just 10 minutes to register online.  Admission documents are not required.

Oct. 19 - Dec. 6

Mar. 8 - Apr. 25

FASH927 Surface and Print Design I - Adobe illustrator  $595

Dec. 7 - Jan. 25

Apr. 26 - Jun. 13   

FASH928 Surface and Print Design II - Adobe Photoshop  $595

When you register online, you will be asked to create a new account.  Please select the course code, semester, and session.  Prior to course registration, please have Credit Card or Checking Account Information available.