New Year’s Resolutions Tailored to Fit Your Design Goals

2014 is right around the corner and that means it is time to design your New Year’s resolutions. Need a little help? Determine which type of designer you are below and follow our plan to make 2014 the year you reach your design goals.

Learn a new skill each month in 2014.

Learn a new skill each month in 2014.

The Dedicated Designer – Dedicate each month to a learning a new skill. By 2014′s end, you will have mastered patterning a basic pant sloper, draping a wrap skirt, rendering floral print or any twelve of the many lessons offered at the University of Fashion that appeal to you.

 

The Disciplined Designer – The lessons at the University of Fashion are conveniently grouped by five disciplines – Fashion Art, Pattern Making, Draping, Sewing and Fashion Product Development. Make it your goal to tackle the lessons one discipline at a time. Be sure to reward yourself with a video from our Fashion Connections section when you feel you have successfully completed one of the five core disciplines.

 

Make a list of skills that need review.

Make a list of skills that need review.

The Diligent Designer – Make a list of skills you feel need reviewing. Match our lessons to your needs and start to mark off your list one lesson at a time. Need review on a topic we have yet to cover? Feel free to email us at kara@universityoffashion.com and let us know. We look forward to adding lessons on color theory, licensing and additional draping techniques in the new year.

 

Try new U of F lessons of interest at your leisure.

Try new U of F lessons of interest at your leisure.

The Dabbling Designer – Have a little bit of flexibility and feeling adventurous? Make a list of University of Fashion lessons of interest, drop them in a jar and pull one out when you have a block of time to dedicate to design.  Remember, we are offering our yearly subscription for only $145 through January 3, 2014. Now is the time to treat yourself and get to work on your 2014 design goals. Here’s to a new year filled with design, fashion and style!

 

 

 

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Kara Laricks is a regular contributor to the University of Fashion. She’s also a New York based women's wear and accessories designer. As the first winner of NBC's Fashion Star, Kara has designed collections for H&M, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her masculine meets feminine line, Kara Laricks, debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2012 and her S/S 2013 collection sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue. Kara's designs have been featured on the Today Show and HBO's True Blood as well as covered in Women's Wear Daily and on Style.com. Kara holds Master's degrees in both Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas and in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. An educator turned designer, Kara is dedicated to supporting emerging designers and inspiring others to follow where dreams lead.