A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a creative design class hosted by Hayley Elsaesser herself! Hayley is a Toronto-based fashion designer whose designs are very colourful, bold and so, so fun! She walked us through her process and show us how she uses her Microsoft Surface to create her beautiful designs.
I was so inspired by her collection and how easy she made the creative process look. We went into a classroom with a bunch of Microsoft Surface Pros set up. I’m not going to lie, I was a little bit intimidated at first. I knew that we were going to be creating some kind of designs for ourselves and I could easily be described as artistically challenged.
Hayley was so amazing, guiding us through her design process step-by-step. The Surface Pro was probably the easiest tablet I’ve ever used. Everything just kind of came together like magic. I had never used a digital pen before but using the Microsoft Surface Pen along with the Surface Pro, I felt like a real artist! I made this totally cute pink (of course) ice cream design that I was super proud of. Now taking orders for ice cream-themed everything!
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to create something so fun and whimsical. Although Hayley’s designs are well beyond anything I could do, the experience proved to me that with the right tools and a little help, we can all step out of our comfort zones and accomplish something different! It’s those small confidence boosters that build up over time and helps us grow as people. I was so inspired by the whole experience that I ended up getting a Microsoft Surface Laptop for myself. More ice cream themed art coming to a feed near you! I’m thinking of making one for the gallery wall I’m doing in the office.. I wonder if my husband will notice…
Do you currently own a Microsoft Surface? Have you ever tried creating your own unique designs with a tablet and digital pen? Let me know in the comments!
This blogpost was written in collaboration with Microsoft. All opinions are 100% my own.
Photography provided by Microsoft.