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UoF Teacher Highlight: Meet Robyn Smith

UoF Teacher Robyn Smith (Picture credit score: Robyn Smith)

Be a part of us in welcoming our latest teacher, Robyn Smith. Robyn is a proficient dressmaker, illustrator, and visible artist that hails from Baltimore Maryland. Her love for designing was impressed by her older sister who would design promenade robes for her classmates. From the early age of 9, Robyn developed a watch for style and knew that she needed to pursue a profession in design.

After highschool commencement Robyn moved to New York Metropolis and attended Parsons Faculty of Design. Whereas at Parsons she achieved a number of accomplishments: successful the Zack Carr dressmaker award, successful the Jasco Materials design competitors, an internship competitors with the Hole and interning with dressmaker Peter Som.

From school, Robyn went on to design for the Home of Deréon in 2005 and traveled to Hong Kong and Mainland China the place she participated in pattern fittings, sourced materials, and developed new designs to include into the road.  After designing for Home of Deréon, Robyn transitioned to a fourteen-year profession as a menswear ‘reduce and stitch’ knit designer for American Rag, Macy’s personal label younger males’s model and later grew to become CAD Director for Macy’s, Inc.

Menswear illustration (Picture courtesy Robyn Smith)

Robyn’s positions as a designer and design director not solely supplied her with a chance to journey the world for manufacturing functions, but in addition to conduct pattern evaluation and market analysis in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and L.A.

Trend illustration (Picture courtesy Robyn Smith)

Along with Robyn’s design profession, she can also be a well-known style illustrator and visible artist.  Her style Illustrations had been featured within the guide entitled ‘Trend Illustration’ by Chai Xiuming and Lu Haoyan, and in 2021, Robyn designed a stupendous plus measurement assortment known as ‘Robyn Nichole’ in collaboration with the quick style model Shein.

Plus measurement style illustration (Picture courtesy Robyn Smith)

Along with designing style, Robyn participated within the Ace Resort’s 2021 group artwork present entitled ‘Ours’, the place her work was featured of their resort gallery area with proceeds used to profit the Teen Artwork Salon (TAS), a 501c3 non-profit group in Lengthy Island Metropolis that helps, develops, and promotes adolescent artists, and demystifies the method of beginning a profession as an artist.

Illustrations courtesy Robyn Smith

As each seasoned designer is aware of, pulling inspiration from the Visible Arts lets you develop a brand new pondering course of when approaching your style illustrations, thus making a extra distinctive portfolio. In Robyn’s first lesson for UoF, Making a Menswear Trend Illustration impressed by Visible Arts, she is going to train you tips on how to discover inspiration from an artwork museum useful resource and, by specializing in the main points, shapes, and colours discovered within the picture, create a novel style design and illustration.

This superior lesson will train you tips on how to create an illustration utilizing a pencil, gouache, brushes, and markers.  And, you’ll discover ways to draw and paint eyewear, create hair textures­­­, and tips on how to use your inspirational pictures to make a design inside your illustration.

(Preview of Robyn Smith’s first UoF lesson: Making a Menswear Illustration Impressed by Visible Arts)

Keep tuned for extra classes by Robyn for UoF. Within the meantime, observe Robyn and her work at:

Web site:

IG: Robyn_the_Creator

TikTok: @Robyn_the_Creator

Youtube: Robyn_the_Creator



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