Free Creative Goals Workbook

Free Creative Goals Workbook

As you start creating art and designs, and getting excited about the possibility of a creative career (or hobby!), you may ask yourself, “What’s next?”. Should I open an Etsy shop? Should I start selling my work on print on demand sites? Should I start trying to get an Instagram following?

The problem is, no one can answer that for you, because it all depends on what your creative goals are.  Once you define your creative goals though, it’s easy to find resources to help you work on each aspect of your creative path.

I created a workbook that is designed to help you define your creative goals and create a plan for achieving them.  If you struggle with choosing goals, don’t worry!  I give you lots of prompts and ideas throughout the workbook so you can brainstorm and get all of your ideas down.

In the workbook, we’ll go through all the aspects of setting creative goals:

  • your strengths and weaknesses as a creative
  • your creative blocks (mental and physical)
  • your creative role models
  • ways to build your creative skills
  • your creative habits
  • your goals for 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, and big lifetime goals!

Here is an example of one of the pages that will help get you in the goal setting mindset:

Setting goals and making a timeline has been crucial to my creative career, so I wanted to share my goal setting process with you!  

How do you use the workbook?

You can use a free iPad app like Adobe Acrobat to see and take notes in the workbook.  You can also use paid apps like Goodnotes and Notability.  If you’re a paper person, feel free to print the workbook out onto paper and fill it out with pen or pencil!

I created a short video tutorial to show you all the steps here:

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Combining Lettering and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn all the steps for combining lettering and illustration to create compositions that both tell a story and are visually interesting!

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Illustrating with Layered Texture & Color

Learn how to use layered texture and color to add depth and visual interest to your illustrations.  We’ll look at how to create overall textures, how to use texture to create highlights and shading, and how to use single and multi colored texture to bring out warm and cool tones in your illustrations.

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Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

Learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad from start to finish.  I’ll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you!

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70s Lettering

Learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish.  We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.

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Limited Color Palette Illustration in Procreate

Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate.  We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.

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Ink Illustration Techniques in Procreate

In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work.  We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.